|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1861|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1921|
ALLEN, Cephronia Caledonia -- 10 June 1921
Contributed by Donna Gregg, 7 Jun 2000
From the Bertram Enterprise, Bertram, Texas, Thursday, June 9, 1921
DEATH OF MRS. G. W. ALLEN
The friends and relatives of Mrs. G. W. Allen, who for the past three or four months had watched and expectantly hoped for her health improvement realized last Thursday when her condition suddenly became critical that their hopes were giving place to saddened despondency and that her earthly career would soon be ended. For several weeks past, her condition had been most painful, and she was taken to Marlin for treatment, but when all that could be done there was administered, she returned to her home unimproved, and on Friday morning, June the 10th, at 3:30 o'clock, her mortal form became lifeless and her spirit was wafted the eternal sojourn to await the call of judgement.
The subject of this sketch was born at Clarksville, Ark., in 1856, came to Texas in the year 1867 and settled in Burnet County. She was married to G. W. Allen in 1876 and this good couple spent their career in Burnet and McCullah Counties. For about thirteen years they lived in McCullah County and the remainder of the time was spent in Burnet County near Bertram.
Decedent joined the Baptist church about 1880 and was a consistent member thereafter. She was the mother of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys, and she proved to be the type of parent that is justly and affectionately described by the name "mother". She was faithful, loving and devoted to her children and to her good husband, and her death has stirred and saddened their hearts as only the giving up of a mother can. The children who live to mourn the loss and memory of the one best loved are: S. A. Allen, J. E. Allen, Mrs. Rena Davidson, Mrs. Wilson Parks of Liberty Hill, Mrs. J. A. Murray, Mrs. Clarance Cox of Austin, Mrs. O. E. Warden of Dallas, Oregon, Mrs. J. C. Norris of Bastrop. Four other children preceeded her in death.
Funeral Services were conducted at the Mt. Zion Cemetery by Rev. A. S. Broaddus, pastor of the Baptist church of Bertram, and enterment was made Friday afternoon.
This office extends deepest sympathy and condolence to the bereaved friends and relatives who mourn the loss of a true friend, a loving and faithful mother.
Note: deceased was daughter of James Marcus Willis and Mary Jane Park.
Her son, William Robert Allen, b. 19 May 1879, d. 14 April 1907, married Mary Elizabeth Gotcher, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Gotcher and Fannie Anders, on 28 Sept. 1898.
Copy of this obituary was found in the Gotcher family bible.
George Washington Allen (1860 - 1934)*
James Early Allen (1884 - 1928)*
Mount Zion Cemetery
Created by: Rhoda Garrett Schmidt
Record added: Aug 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40501391