|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1887|
|Death: ||May 3, 1961|
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church Saturday afternoon for Rupert C. ALLEN, a long time resident of Perryton and Ochiltree county who died on May 3 following a brief illness. He was 74 years of age.
Rev. Carroll B. Ray conducted the final rites, assisted by Rev. Joe B. Frederick, pastor of the First Christian Church.
Pallbearers, all nephews of Mr. ALLEN, were Jack M. ALLEN, Byron TEVIS, Norman ALLEN, Jack H. ALLEN, Cecil TEVIS and Nelson ALLEN.
Rupert ALLEN was born March 31, 1887 in Hamilton, Texas, the son of Judge and Mrs. A. J. ALLEN. The family moved from Hamilton to Canadian in 1905 and then to Ochiltree county in 1906. Rupert spent the remainder of his life in Ochiltree county.
He attended the public schools in Canadian and also the Canadian Baptist Academy. He later studied in Polytechnic College in Fort Worth.
During World War I he saw service as a squadron sergeant-major in the U. S. Cavalry and was an active member of the American Legion.
He was in the abstract business for a great many years, and when he sold the Ochiltree Abstract Co. in 1949 it was then the oldest business in the county.
He was the county surveyor for 50 years and was the only registered surveyor in this part of the state for a great many years. He surveyed practically all of the land in the northeast Texas Panhandle as well as property within the Perryton townsite.
He was one of the first men in this county to see the possibilities of oil production and for years invested in leases and royalty, confident that some day oil would be a major factor in the economy of the Perryton area.
He had been a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 20 years and was a member of the local Odd Fellows Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda; a daughter, Mrs. Irvin MOLESWORTH of Waka; a granddaughter, Sandra MOLESWORTH of Waka; a step-son, John FOGLESONG of Houston; a step-daughter, Mrs. C. O. WILLIS of Escondido, California; four step-grandchildren; two brothers, Dewey ALLEN of Perryton and Walter ALLEN of Borger; four sisters, Mrs. S. P. TEVIS of Perryton, Mrs. Mamie POWERS of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Lottie ROGERS of San Antonio, and Mrs. Ruth BRAY of Fresno, California; 12 nephews and seven nieces.
Burial was made in the Ochiltree Cemetery.
(Published in The Ochiltree County Herald (TX), May 11, 1961.)
Samuel Jackson Allen (1856 - 1924)
Charlotte Nancy Rice Allen (1864 - 1950)
Flora Emily Cox Allen (1891 - 1954)*
Inez Annetta Powers Allen (1892 - 1926)*
Amanda Melissa Higdon Allen (1895 - 1964)*
Bertie Juanita Allen Tevis (1885 - 1973)*
Rupert Cecil Allen (1887 - 1961)
Walter R. Allen (1889 - 1975)*
Mamie E. Powers (1891 - 1983)*
Jack Rice Allen (1893 - 1957)*
Dewey Rice Allen (1899 - 1976)*
Catherine Allen (1903 - 1920)*
Plot: Section C / Row 13
Created by: Donna Barnes
Record added: Jan 04, 2010
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