|Birth: ||May 20, 1840|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1896|
Frances Elizabeth (Allcock) Ray-Allen, was the daughter of Norvell Spencer Allcock & Lucy Henry (Page) Allcock and the wife of Levi Ray, who died at age 25. They had three children: Sarah Jane Ray, Joseph Willard Ray, & Levi Spencer Ray. She married 2nd after the death of her sister, Margaret S. (Allcock) Allen, her husband, William Burns Allen. Frances E. & William Burns Allen had 2 children: twins, Samuel Edward Allen & Edward Anderson Allen, who died in infancy on June 10, 1869. Frances had promised her dying sister Margaret that she would take care of her children.
March 1896: Obit:
"Frances E. Allcock was born in Gentry County, Missouri, May 20, 1840, and died in Madison county, Iowa, March 5, 1896. She moved with her parents to this county at eight years of age. She was converted at the age of nine years, and has lived a faithful Christian ever since.
She was married to Levi Ray, Nov. 25, 1858. To this union three children were born. She was married to William B. Allen, November 25, 1867. To this union two children were born, one dying in infancy. She leaves a husband, four children, four step-children and one brother to mourn her loss. This brother is the only one left of a family of twelve. Her father died at her home Jan. 29, 1893, at the ripe old age of 91 years six months. He had b een a member of the Methodist church for about 68 years. She was always ready and willing to take care of the old and feeble. Her mother who died at her home was also a Christian lady. During her last illness she was a patient sufferer and waited patiently till the end. She would often talk of dying and was ready to go. Her home for many years a home for preachers and elders. She has for many years prepared the bread and wine for quarterly meetings, her husband being one of the stewards.
About a monthe before she died she prepared the bread when she couldn't use but one hand, and she said that she didn't know that she would ever prepare it again. In her last illness she would exhort her neighbors and friends to be religious and meet her in heaven. We would alll do well to take her example.
The funeral was held at the Elm Grove church on Friday morning, c onducted by Rev. W. C. Smith. In spite of b ad roads the church was cvrowded to its utmost c apacity. The sermon was preached from Isa. 32:17, "And the work of righteousness shall be jpeace; and the effect of righteousness, quitness and assurance forever." The sun smiles again in kisses on the sea. All is still. The voice that spoke is silent. The golden cord is severed. The flowers bloom and the robins sing over another silent home. The white marble keeps silent watch by day and by night. The busy old world moves on in sun and shade as before. She is dead. Sweet be her sleep, and glorious be her resurrection .....May McDaniel"
Winterset Reporter, March 12, 1896, Page 5:
"Mrs. Wm. B. Allen died at her home in Scott township last Thursday from paralysis and was buried Friday in the Sayre cemetery.
Mrs. Allen, nee Francis E. Allcock, was born in Genry county, MO., May 20th, 1840, and when eight years old moved with her parents to Madison county, Iowa, where she has since resided. While yet young she was converted and joined the M. E. church, of which she ever remained a faithful and consistent member.
She was twice married, her last husband, Wm. B. Allen, and four children surviving her. Mrs. Allen had been a patient sufferer for the last three months, never murmuring or complaining-many times on her death bed testifying that she was going home to rest. Thus a kind mother and loving companion passes away."
Norvell Spencer Allcock (1801 - 1893)
Lucy Henry Page Allcock (1800 - 1872)
William Burns Allen (1832 - 1903)
Levi Ray (1838 - 1863)
Joseph Willard Ray (1861 - 1939)*
Samuel Edward Allen (1869 - 1930)*
Plot: Row 4, grave 7
Created by: Billie Rammelsberg
Record added: Aug 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28969675