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Orlen J Allred
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1893
Spring City
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1936
Rawlins
Carbon County
Wyoming, USA

Orlen was the second husband of Rose Lee Snelson Pool. Couple married in El Paso, Texas, in 1918. Rose notified her sister in Oklahoma, of the marriage by postcard mailed from Douglas, AZ. Couple was listed in the 1920 Ft Worth, TX, city directory, living apart. The directory listed his occupation as a mechanic. Divorce date unknown but presumed to be in or prior to 1920, probably in Ft Worth.

Orlen is found in the 1930 census living in Los Angeles, CA.

Military service card:
Allred, Orlen J
Army Service number 1,001,266
White
Residence - Moab , Grand County, UT
Born in Spring City UT
Enlisted in R.A. at Ft Logan, CO
Organizations: Tr L 1 Cal to "ob [?] 23/19, QMC at Camp Harry J Jones AZ to furlough to reserves
Grade: Pvt 1C1
Engagements [left blank]
Wounds/Injuries - None
Honorable discharge July 10/19 furlough to reserves
Source: Ancestry.com

Application for Headstones for MilitaryVeterans 1925-1941 - US War Dept. (Source FamilySearch.org)
Orlen J Allred
death: 27 Aug 1936
Burial: Rawlins WY
Enlistment date: Nov 11 1916
Honarable discharge date: Jun 4 1920 (furlough to reserves Jul 10, 1919)
Rank Pvt; Troop L, 1st Calvary; death Aug 27, 1936
City Cemetery, Rawling WY
Stone sent to Post #22 American Legion Rawlins WY

Death: Published in The Republican Bulletin, August 28, 1936 Friday
O J Allred, who was arrested in Saratoga Wednesday evening and brought to the county jail that night, committed suicide in his cell some time early this morning by hanging himself with his belt. The man was demented and was brought to Rawlins by Deputy Sheriff Alva Baum.
The body was discovered about 8:30 this morning when the jailer went to take him his breakfast. The prisoner had placed his belt around his neck, fastened it to the bunk bracket on the wall and kneeled down strangling himself. Other inmates of the jail heard no commotion and Allred was reported to be in his bunk after midnight.
Officers are trying to get information about the man from the Veterans' Bureau in Los Angeles from where he has been receiving compensation checks. He had been in Saratoga only a couple of days. A postal receipt in his pocket showed he mailed a package from Parco, Aug 13.

Obituary: Published in The Republican Bulletin, Rawlins, WY, August 29, 1936, Saturday
LEGION TO CONDUCT O J ALLRED FUNERAL MONDAY
Engstrom-Duncan Post of the American Legion will have charge of the O J Allred funeral on Monday afternoon which will be held at 2 o'clock at the Collins Chapel. Interment will be made in the local cemetery.
Allred committed suicide Friday morning by hanging himself in a cell at the county jail. M E Pickett, coroner, located a brother, Martin Allred, who resides in Mead [sic], Utah. (Researcher note: possibly newspaper misprint - "Mead" may be "Moab.")

The Saratoga Sun 03 Sept 1936
MAN ARRESTED HERE HUNG HIMSELF IN COUNTY JAIL
A man giving the name of O J Allred, who was taken in charge here by Marshal Fred Ward Wednesday evening of last week on suspicion of being somewhat "balmy" in the head, committed suicide in the county jail at Rawlins some time during that night. He had been taken to Rawlins late in the evening by Marshal Ward and Deputy Sheriff Alva Baum. When the jailer took his breakfast to his cell the next morning the demented man was found to have hanged himself with his belt.
Allred had been about town here for a couple of days and had made no disturbance, but a number of his extravagant statements indicated that he was not right mentally. He had bus tickets and other papers indicating that he had recently come from the west coast to Rock Springs and he had an unused bus ticket good for passage from Rock Springs to Rawlins. He was a World War veteran and it may be his family can be traced though his military record. Marshal Ward was unable to learn anything dependable from the man further than that he expected to be a candidate for vice president in the election this fall. He requested Mr. Ward to wire to the governor of the state of Washington to verify this statement, but the marshal was not sufficiently interested in politics to investigate the matter.

NOTE ABOUT PARENT LINK: Information comes from other Allred researchers.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Perry Barton Allred (1855 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Rose Lee Snelson Pool (1884 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hulbert Perry Allred (1884 - 1932)*
  Soren Martin Allred (1887 - 1951)*
  David Allred (1891 - 1917)*
  Orlen J Allred (1893 - 1936)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rawlins Cemetery
Rawlins
Carbon County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: 8-AL-4-11 Buried on 09 Sep 1936
 
Created by: AOPatton
Record added: Apr 16, 2012
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Orlen J Allred
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With humble thanks.
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 Added: Apr. 27, 2017
In your memory. Such a sad story. May you rest in heavenly peace.
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 Added: Apr. 27, 2017

- AOPatton
 Added: May. 25, 2013
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