|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1826|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 1907|
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 63, No 45, p 1275, Nov. 11, 1907.
Esther Almeda Coon, widow of the late Dr. Orlenzer Allen, died suddenly in Austin, Minnesota, October 13, 1907, in the 82d year of her age. For several months she had been a great sufferer from asthma. Mrs. Allen was born in Rensselaer county, New York; but while she was a little girl her parents moved to Allegany county, and she entered school at Alfred University, from which she received the degree of Master of Arts in 1840. After her family moved to Milton, Wisconsin, she became a successful teacher in that country, where she taught twenty-two terms.
In 1847 she was married to Dr. Orlenzer Allen, who died at Milton, in 1883. From 1856 to 1870 their home was in Austin, Minnesota, where he practiced medicine and was the proprietor of a drug-store. But in 1870, they returned to Milton, where the children had the advantage of school in Milton College. Doctor Allen resumed his practice in Milton and continued there until the time of his death. Three years later, in 1886, his widow returned to Austin, Minnesota, where she found a home until called to the better home above. She was the mother of four sons and two daughters. Two sons are still living: Dr. Abraham O. Allen, of Hamilton, North Dakota, and Dr. Arthur W. Allen, of Austin. Mrs. Allen was an earnest and faithful Seventh-day Baptist all her life. She was well educated and possessed excellent literary taste. In the old pioneer days she was one of the important factors in the life of that country, always taking great interest in religious and literary matters. In 1869, a literary club was organized at her home, which contained a library at that time of 223 volumes. She was in those days a great help to her husband in caring for the sick and needy, and her sympathy and counsels brought hope to many hearts. A woman of strong will, conscientious and clear in her religious views yet respectful towards the views of others, she brought to that country just the characteristics most needed to meet the perplexing difficulties of pioneer life. Those who knew her intimately, realized the strength of her character and her loyalty to the faith of her fathers.
She had been a member of the Milton Junction church from its organization, and after short services in the home, by Rev. C. D. Belden, the remains were taken to Milton Junction, where the funeral services were conducted by Pastor Geo. W. Lewis, assisted by Rev. L. A. Platts. Her body was laid to rest beside that of her husband.
George Stillman Coon (1793 - 1840)
Electa West Coon (1797 - 1851)
Orlenzer Allen (1826 - 1883)
George N Allen (1849 - ____)*
Emily A Allen (1860 - ____)*
Arthur West Allen (1862 - 1940)*
Galen Ormanzo Allen (1865 - 1904)*
George Nichols Coon (1815 - 1886)*
Amos West Coon (1817 - 1904)*
Electa Coon Ogden Coon (1820 - 1912)*
Esther Almeda Coon Allen (1826 - 1907)
Sarah Frances Coon Burdick (1837 - 1893)*
Created by: Jon Saunders
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