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 James Payne Allen

James Payne Allen

Birth
Bridgeton, Parke County, Indiana, USA
Death 7 Oct 1905 (aged 40)
Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska, USA
Burial McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 103914700 · View Source
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Agent Allen of Benkelman Killed.
Agent J. P. Allen of Benkelman was fatally injured in the Burlington yard at Benkelman last Saturday night. He died of his injuries about three hours after the accident. J. P. Allen was born in Bridgetown, Indiana, September 2, 1865. He entered the railroad service in 1886. He was united in marriage with Miss Stella M. Stillman in Delavan, Illinois, in 1890. Two children were born to them, Arlene and Harry, 13 and 11 years old respectively, who with their mother survive. The deceased's father still lives, making his home in Indiana; also three brothers, one in Springfield, Mo., another near Kansas City, Mo., and a third, J. M. Allen of St. Louis, who was master of transportation during the worlds fair there and who attended the funeral here. Mrs Allen is a sister of Frank Stillman of our city.

There are several accounts current of the accident. One is that he was hanging onto the side of a stock car which was being shunted to the stock yards, and in the darkness was struck by the partly open gate of the shute. His injuries were about the head. An other account states that he was on top of the car together with a brakeman. That the car was moving pretty rapidly on account of having been flying-switched in. That the brakeman unloaded himself and called to Mr. Allen who did not get off however, and was knocked off when the cars came together and received head injuries as above indicated.

Agent Allen formerly served the company as agent at Wauneta. He was a popular employe and stood well with the company. The remains were brought to McCook Wednesday morning on No. 12 and were buried in Longview cemetery. Funeral services were conducted in Benkelman Tuesday afternoon. Brief ritualistic services were conducted at the grave by the members of McCook lodge No. 135 A.F & A.M. There were a number of elaborate and handsome floral offerings at the burial of Mr Allen who was very highly esteemed by a large acquaintanceship. The family of the deceased will come to McCook to live and will be with Frank Stilman for the present her brother-in-law.

--extracted from the Oct. 13, 1905, McCook Tribune, ks.
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  • Created by: Kathy S.
  • Added: 21 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103914700
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Payne Allen (2 Sep 1865–7 Oct 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103914700, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Kathy S. (contributor 46944127) .