|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1872|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1953|
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 154, No 21, p 256, May 25, 1953:
Callie Angeline Prentice, daughter of William A. and Calphurna Babcock Prentice, was born at Berlin, Wis., December 4, 1872.
When eight months old, she with her parents moved to North Loup, Neb. At the age of eighteen years she took Jesus as her Saviour, was baptized, and became a member of the North Loup Seventh Day Baptist Church.
December 4, 1893, she married John J. Abbey of Lexington, Pa., and they made their home at Erie, Pa. until March 1903, when she returned to North Loup with her invalid husband, who died in 1912. After the death of Mr. Abbey she attended Alfred University for a short time, taking special training to fit herself for the ministry, later attending the Methodist Theological Seminary of Chicago, Ill.
In 1915 she entered the Minneapolis Nurses' Training School of Practical Nursing, Minneapolis, Minn., from which she was graduated three years later.
In 1919 she was ordained to the work of the Gospel ministry at Dodge Center, Minn., after which she served several churches as pastor. Some time before she had been ordained deaconess and had served several groups as small churches as missionary pastor.
On September 2, 1923, she became the wife of D. S. Allen of Port La Vacca, Tex., the wedding ceremony taking place at the old home in North Loup, Rev. Herbert Polan officiating.
After her second marriage she moved to Fouke, Ark., where she served the Fouke Church as pastor, and as a teacher in the school for three years.
In 1926 she organized the Seventh Day Baptist Church at Edinburg. Later that same year she accepted the call of that church as pastor. She remained a faithful and helpful member even after ill health curtailed her work as regular pastor. Mr. Allen preceded her in death, December 28, 1940.
Up until a week before her passing, Mrs. Allen was active in social affairs, church work, and the Women's Benevolent Society, and the Women's Christian Temperance Union. She served as president of the Edinburg unit of the W.C.T.U. for two terms, and for three years as district president over an area which covered thirteen Texas counties.
She had served as keyworker for lone Sabbathkeepers for many years, contacting by letter or personal visit many lone Sabbathkeepers throughout the denomination.
She suffered a stroke of paralysis April 10, and passed away at Grandview Hospital, Edinburg, April 14, at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 10 days.
Mrs. Allen's surviving relatives are: a brother, Deacon A. L. Prentice of Nortonville, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Elaine Prentice Boehler of Edinburg; also five nieces and two nephews of whom only one nephew, J. Robert Boehler, resides at Edinburg. She also leaves many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was conducted by her pastor, James M. Mitchell, at the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Edinburg, Thursday, April 16. A second service, conducted by Rev. F. D. Saunders, was held Sunday, April 19, in the North Loup Seventh Day Baptist Church and burial was in Hillside Cemetery, North Loup, Neb.
William Allen Prentice (1851 - 1911)
Calphurnia Babcock Prentice (1845 - 1923)
John Julius Abbey (1868 - 1912)
Daniel Sylvester Allen (1841 - 1940)
Callie Angeline Prentice Allen (1872 - 1953)
William Asa Leigh Prentice (1875 - 1967)*
Henry Allen Prentice (1876 - 1922)*
Emogene Elaine Prentice Boehler (1882 - 1963)*
Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
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