|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1856|
|Death: ||Jun. 20, 1924|
Judge S. J. ALLEN died at his home in this city at eleven o’clock on Friday night of this week as a result of a fall from a car driven by his son, Dewey ALLEN. The fatal accident occurred about seven o’clock on the highway south of town and immediately in front of the McLARTY home place. Mr. ALLEN was coming into town from his farm with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey ALLEN, when he decided he wanted to stop and see someone, so he shouted to Dewey to stop the car. As soon as Dewey heard his father, he commenced to slow down, but before the car came to a standstill, Mr. ALLEN, either jumped from the car, or become over-balanced and fell out, striking his head on the hard earth, causing a severe fracture of the skull and dis-arrangement of the brain. The car was a Ford with a small body in the back. Mr. ALLEN was setting in the rear end with his feet hanging out. Mr. ALLEN was unconscious when picked up and never regained consciousness before he passed away four hours later. He was rushed to his home in this city, where everything possible was done, but the injury was fatal, and medical skill availed nothing.
Judge S. J. ALLEN was born in Randolph County, Alabama to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. ALLEN on October 5, 1856 and at the time of his death was almost sixty-eight years of age. He came, with his parents, to Bell County, Texas when he was fourteen years of age. When a young man, he attended Baylor College at Waco, Texas, where he was admitted to the bar at a very young age. On October 28, 1884 he was united in marriage at Hamilton, Texas to Miss Charlotte N. RICE, who is still living. To this union were born nine children, all of whom are living except, Miss Catherin, who died at Canadian, Texas on December 5, 1920. The surviving children are Mrs. S. P. TEVIS, Mrs. Mamie POWERS and Miss Ruth E. ALLEN of this county and city, Mrs. I. W. ROGERS of Louisville, Kentucky, Rupert C. ALLEN, Ochiltree County and State Surveyor, Walter Rice ALLEN, attorney of this city and Dewey Rice ALLEN, Professor in the Perryton Schools. Judge ALLEN’s mother, Mrs. Elizabeth ALLEN of Henrietta, Texas is still living at the age of ninety. Two sisters, Mrs. E. F. WEAVER of Henrietta, Texas and Mrs. Dora WITT of Commerce, Texas and two brothers, Judge S. R. ALLEN of Hamilton, Texas and Judge Frank ALLEN of Ponca City, Oklahoma, also survive.
The deceased moved with his family from Hamilton County to Canadian, Texas in the spring of 1905, moving on out to Ochiltree one year later. Judge ALLEN was one of the active spirits in the upbuilding of the town of Ochiltree, the County of Ochiltree and since the starting of Perryton he has taken much interest in our development. He took the lead in the building of the Baptist Church at Ochiltree and was one who really put it over. This was the first church structure in Ochiltree County. He was one of the most active spirit in the building of the Ochiltree School which was built by private and individual subscription and not by taxation. He never shirked a public duty and was always willing to bear his share of the burden in any enterprise that would tend to better the community and the living conditions of his fellow man.
In such a death there is no cause for grief. His life work was well done. He was strictly honest in the service he rendered. In short, he was not only a Christina, but he was an honorable gentlemen, in the highest sense that implies. To man, woman or child, saint or sinner he always extended a cordial greeting that lent a ray of light to brighten their pathway in the journey of life. He commanded the respect of all classes of people as the large attendance at his funeral fully verified.
A short family service was held at the family home preceding the public service which was held at the Baptist Church at three o’clock on last Tuesday afternoon. The sermon was delivered by Rev. E. G. Pennington, his pastor. After the service all that was mortal was placed in our City of the Dead at Ochiltree. The honorary pallbearers were F. P. ROGERS, Geo M. PERRY, E. C. CUDD, J. R. McMILLEN, A. L. CARTER, Allen M. WILBANKS, Jr., Jno. N. STUMP, and J. H. NEUFELD; active were J. O. WOOTEN, French LAWRENCE, L. L. PRICE, J. N. CONLEY, W. W. McLARTY and David D. SHANKS.
In this sad hour, the Herald extends to the loved ones left behind, our heartfelt sympathy.
(Published in The Ochiltree County Herald (Perryton, TX), June 27, 1924.)
Charlotte Nancy Rice Allen (1864 - 1950)
Bertie Juanita Allen Tevis (1885 - 1973)*
Rupert Cecil Allen (1887 - 1961)*
Walter R. Allen (1889 - 1975)*
Mamie E. Allen Powers (1891 - 1983)*
Jack Rice Allen (1893 - 1957)*
Ruth Estelle Allen Bray (1895 - 1983)*
Dewey Rice Allen (1899 - 1976)*
Catherine Allen (1903 - 1920)*
Plot: Section B / Row 19
Created by: Donna Barnes
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41637995
Added: Feb. 12, 2016