|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1893|
|Death: ||Nov. 28, 1955|
El Paso County
Private, Company C, 7th Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs AK Allensworth; born February 7, 1893 at Galesburg. Entered the service June 14, 1918 at Galesburg; to Rahe Auto School, MO; to Camp Taylor, KY; in the service 180 days; discharged December 17, 1918.
Information provided by FAG volunteer Talbot Fisher
Lester A Allensworth, 62, of Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of Galesburg, died Monday at 2:30 AM in his sleep in his home. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis.
He was born in Galesburg February 7, 1893, and was graduated in 1911 from Galesburg High School, where he was a member of the football team.
His first marriage was to Madeline Marsailles, and a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Fraser of Oswego, OR, was born to them. His second marriage was to Grace Schumaker of Pueblo, CO, and a daughter, Mrs. Lois Canfield of Phoenix, AZ was born to them.
In Galesburg, Mr. Allensworth was employed as a blacksmith by the Burlington Railroad. After he moved to Colorado, he was engaged in construction work and for the past 18 years he had been superintendent of the Fine Arts Center at Colorado Springs. He served in World War I, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the United Brethren Church.
Also surviving are three brothers, BK Allensworth of Boone, CO, RD Allensworth of Denver, CO and GK Allensworth of Galesburg; a sister, Mrs. Lauren Goff of Galesburg, and four grandchildren.
Mr. Allensworth, Mr. and Mrs. Goff left today to attend the funeral services, which will be held Thursday afternoon at Colorado Springs.
GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL: NOVEMBER, 1955
Information provided by FAG volunteer PrairiePhoenix
Alvin Kay Allensworth (1863 - 1943)
Grace H Shumaker Allensworth (1901 - 1960)
Ben K. Allensworth (1891 - 1960)*
Lester A Allensworth (1893 - 1955)
Rodney D Allensworth (1895 - 1975)*
Note: Buried: 12/1/1955 / Source: City of Colo Spgs online cemetery data, 03/01/09
El Paso County
Plot: Block 00226 - - 000322
Created by: Mariah, Joe & Connie
Record added: Mar 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34339968