[Waterloo Semi Weekly Courier, March 2, 1909]
Old Soldier Called
Emery S. Allen, a veteran of the Civil War passed away yesterday at the old soldiers home at Marshalltown after a lingering illness from abscess of the lungs. He has been at the home for three months, having lived here at 326 Newell Street for seven years, prior to going there. He conducted a feed store on East Fifth street for years until his health failed.
E. S. Allen was born in Florence, New York November 16, 1840. He moved with his parents to Vermillion, Illinois in 1853, later moving to Fairbank, Iowa. He served his country for three years and nine months with Company C 27th Iowa infantry in the Civil War. He was married May 8, 1869 to Sophronia B Webster, who survives him. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom are living. A daughter, Mrs. Robert Heals died in 1898. The others are, Mrs. L. E. Goodwin, Lincoln, Nebraska; Martin Allen, St. Louis, Missouri: George W Allen, Great Falls, Montana: Earl Allen, Big Springs, Texas: E. H. Allen, Fort Dodge: J. J. Allen, Fairbank; and F. W. Allen and Mrs. W. R. Crawford of the city. A brother and two sisters are also living. Some of the children were at his bedside during the last hour.
Remains were brought here this morning, and interment will be at Littleton, Iowa on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Floyd W. Allen (1884 - 1937)*
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