|Birth: ||May 27, 1865|
|Death: ||Nov. 8, 1926|
Beloved Tech Steward Passes. Student Body Mourns Death of "Uncle Gus"
"Uncle Gus" Allen, beloved steward of Ga. Tech, has been called by death. For thirty years, it has been "Uncle Gus" who fed the Freshman and ran the training table. Mr. Allen was a native of Sparta and after holding the positions at the Cumberland Island Hotel and the Brown House, moved to Atlanta, where he became affiliated with Tech as steward and as such continued. Numbers of students have been helped by his kindness and generosity. His messhall and kitchen were operated by boys working their way through school.
Of "Uncle Gus," President Britain has said, "The Death of Mr. A.G. Allen, so long manager of the messhall is a distinct loss to the school. He was a man marked especially by his business acuteness and ability. These qualities enabled him to save much to Ga. Tech in buying supplies, not only this but on account of this skill the school used him for the active negotiations necessary for the purchase of the last three houses and lots acquired by the schools on Cherry and Spring streets.
Of course however our real loss in personal rather than official or financial. Genial in disposition, fond of athletics, Mr. Allen made friends readily with the faculty and student body. All over the State, the South, and throughout the Union, wherever Tech men are engaged in their work, there will come a feeling of sadness to the thousands who have come in contact with Uncle Gus during their student years at Ga. Tech."
The funeral was held Tuesday at two in the afternoon from the home on Hemphill Avenue. Many flowers were sent by the students body and faculty and a delegation from the student body was present at the ceremony.
~ The Technique. November 12, 1926.
Elizabeth McDaniel (1847 - 1915)
Augustus George Allen (1865 - 1926)
William Jennings McDaniel (1875 - 1926)*
Plot: Section 12
Created by: PhillW
Record added: May 19, 2013
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