Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Allens in:
 • Old City Cemetery
 • Monroe
 • Ouachita Parish
 • Louisiana
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Elizabeth "Bessie" Garrett Allen
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Nov. 12, 1880
Death: Jun. 25, 1912

The wife of Samuel Lewis.

The Monroe News-Star.
June 25, 1912
Page 2, Column 3

Death of Mrs. Sam Allen.

It was the greatest shock this morning that the news of the death of Mrs. Bessie Garrett Allen, the beloved wife of Mr. Sam Allen, was learned, few knowing of her illness. Mrs. Allen had not been well for several weeks, but her condition was not critical until yesterday, and though physicians did all in their power to save the young life, death as a relieving angel from pain and suffering, bore her spirit to the eternal shore, the end coming at 1:30 this morning.

Mrs. Allen was a beautiful Christian character, a consecrated member of the Methodist church, and a devoted and conscientious worker in the Sunday School, never failing to greet the little tots of the primary grades, unless prevented by illness. The little ones loved her and her passing to a heavenly home, though glory to her, will leave many a little aching heart.

Mrs. Allen was the daughter of Mr. Franklin Garrett, who was a prominent attorney of Monroe, and Miss Agnes Matilda Bond. Besides the bereaved husband and little daughter, Martha Agnes, who are left to grieve for her, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Dr. Cowie of Culpepper, Va., three brothers, Mr. Warren Garrett of Monroe, Mr. Frank Garrett, now in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mr. David Garrett of Monroe, and her step-mother Mrs. Leila Garrett of this city.

No arrangements have been made for the funeral as the distant brother and sister are awaited to be heard from.

June 26, 1912
Page 2, Column 2

The funeral of Mrs. Sam Allen occurred this afternoon, as a wire from her sister, Mrs. Dr. Cowie, of Culpepper, Va., stated it would be impossible for her to come to Monroe and her brother, Mr. Frank Garrett, will not reach here before Thursday. The services will beheld this afternoon, the body to be placed in the vault at the cemetery to be interred after the arrival of Mr. Garrett.

Family links: 
  Franklin Garrett (1840 - 1896)
  Agnes Matilda Bond Garrett (1851 - 1887)
  Samuel Lewis Allen (1876 - 1933)*
  Martha Agnes Allen Miller (1905 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Old City Cemetery
Ouachita Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Feb 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104736174
Elizabeth Bessie <i>Garrett</i> Allen
Added by: Scout Finch
Elizabeth Bessie <i>Garrett</i> Allen
Added by: Scout Finch
Elizabeth Bessie <i>Garrett</i> Allen
Added by: Scout Finch
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Scout Finch
 Added: Feb. 18, 2015

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service