|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1893|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1980|
Lucile Holton Allen, 87, of 138 South Main, died last Thursday in Allen Hospital.
Born in Oberlin on July 26, 1893, she was graduated from Oberlin College in 1913. She then taught in public schools in Ohio, Virginia and Montana for several years before returning to Oberlin for further study.
She later served as a librarian in Mt. Clemens, Michigan and at Oxford College for Women, and taught French and Spanish at the University of Tennessee and at Huntington College (Indiana). During the 1930s she was a part-time library assistant in the Oberlin College library and during World War II was a government translator in Miami, Florida. In more recent years she had tutored privately.
She was a member of First Church and had been active in the Tenant Council of the John Frederick Oberlin Homes high-rise.
Mrs. Allen is survived by a cousin, Enid Carson, of Milford, Michigan.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the John Frederick Oberlin building, 138 South Main, with Rev. John Elder officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 9, 1980, p. 2.
[Iva] Lucile Holton Allen died Oct. 2, 1980, in Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin. Born in Oberlin July 26, 1893, she taught in the area for a few years and later taught in Virginia, Washington and southern Ohio. For three years she was a librarian in Mt. Clemens, Mich., and at Oxford College for Women in Ohio.
Mrs. Allen [graduated from OHS in 1909 and from Oberlin College in 1913. She] spent a number of years furthering her study of French and Spanish at Oberlin. She became an instructor in the subject at U. Tennessee and a professor at Huntington College in Indiana (1929-30). During WWII, she was a translator for the US. Office of Censorship.
From 1931 to 1937 she worked in the Oberlin College Library as an assistant librarian and later in life, did tutoring and typing at home for employment.
Mrs. Allen was the daughter of Alice H. Renck (Academy 1891-92) and James W. Holton '91. Her sister, Thelma E. '21 is deceased. Her marriage to Ethan E., in 1917, ended in divorce.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter 1981, p. 61.
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