|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1886|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1926|
The sudden death of Oren O. ALLEN of the ALLEN Brothers grocery on last Friday afternoon was a shock to this community. Mr. ALLEN was making a delivery to the southwest part of the city when the end came. He just fell over and his car ran into the residence of Jim Thompson. He must have passed away instantly for there was no sign of life when examined by parties arriving immediately after the collision of the car with the Thompson house. Mr. ALLEN has always enjoyed fair health and there had never been a single symptom of heart trouble.
Oren Orville ALLEN was born in Missouri on December 18, 1886 and would have been 40 years of age had he lived one more day. In early boyhood, he moved with his parents from Missouri to Kansas, later moving to Oklahoma, settling in the Fulton Creek neighborhood. He was married on December 2, 1910 to Miss Mattie M. WATSON at old Ochiltree. Three children, Bernice, Clarice and Loren, all of whom with the wife, survive. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Hattie ALLEN of Perryton; one sister, Mrs. Hattie DUNN of Cimarron, New Mexico, and three brothers, Aubin, W. S. and Walter, all of Perryton.
After his marriage, Mr. ALLEN lived in Oregon for several years, returning to Oklahoma a short time before the founding of Perryton. He moved here and with his brother, Aubin, put in the ALLEN Brothers grocery, which has always been a leader in its line. Oren was a successful business man, a willing and enthusiastic town builder and one of our best citizens. He was one of the active spirits in the Perryton Municipal Band and orchestra and much of the success of those two organizations is due to his untiring efforts.
He was a member of Ochiltree Lodge, No. 910, A. F. & A. M.; the Perryton I. O. O. F. lodge and the Modern Woodmen of America. He was also an active member of the Perryton Chamber of Commerce.
Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church at 2:30 on Monday afternoon, Rev. E. G. Pennington, pastor of the First Baptist church, delivering the sermon. The Masonic brothers had charge of the service, assisted by the Odd Fellows and the band boys. The music by the band was very impressive. Pallbearers were: M. R. COFFEE, Fred BUTLER, P. E. GIDLEY, Hugh DAILEY, Alfred McAFEE, Jr., and A. C. NIES. The members of the Rebekah lodge attended in a body. The remains were laid to rest at Ochiltree.
Perryton has lost an honorable business man, a high minded citizen, a good husband and father, and a real neighbor.
(Published in The Ochiltree County Herald (Perryton, TX), December 23, 1926.)
Mattie M. Watson Allen (1888 - 1959)
Ruby Bernice Allen Trosper (1911 - 1935)*
Plot: Section B / Row 23
Created by: Donna Barnes
Record added: Jan 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46336676