Melvin Monroe Allen

Melvin Monroe Allen

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Death 9 Nov 1950 (aged 80)
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot O 34
Memorial ID 138481551 · View Source
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*** Melvin Monroe Allen - September 15, 1870 - November 9, 1950. Son of Smith W. and Maria Sargent Allen Plot: O

Newspaper Obituary - November 16, 1950 Sandy Creek News - Melvin Allen Dies After Long Illness - Melvin Monroe Allen, 80, lifetime resident of Sandy Creek, died Thursday night, November 9, 1950 at his home on Lake Street after a long illness with anemia. He was born September 15, 1870 in this town, a son of Smith W. and Maria Sargent Allen and attended Sandy Creek schools. He married Miss Grace Rury of Ellisburg, who died in April 1908, and July 28, 1909 married Miss Nina J. Lee of Ellisburg, who survives him, together with twin daughters, Marjorie (Mrs. Leo Remington) of Sandy Creek; and Margaret (Mrs. Paul Rodgers) of Peekskill; on son, Milford Lee Allen of Syracuse and two grandchildren, Gary Lee Allen and Pamela Lynn Allen. - Was Gifted Musician - From childhood, Mr. Allen was a gifted musician and played several instruments well, although his specialty was the clarinet. As a clarinetist he was a member of a number of concert bands and orchestras, traveling extensively thoughout the country. He played with a show troupe in the west for some years, and at one time played with a Detroit theatre orchestra. After his return to Sandy Creek he was a member of various bands and musical organizations and gave lessons. For years he played for county dances in this area. Mr. Allen playing first violin while the late James Welch played second violin and did the calling. Mr. Allen was an interior decorator, a business which he followed until illness forced his retirement. His life, particularly in its latter years of ill health, centered around his home. He was a member of the Sandy Creek Baptist church, and a former member of Sandy Creek Lodge No. 564 F. & A. M. Funeral services were held at the family home Monday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. B. A. Walton, formerly of Sandy Creek, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Selden Ward, pastor of the Sandy Creek Baptist church. Bearers were Hugh Lee, Alden Lee, Leo Remington and Paul Rodgers. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.

For more information on this family and others in Woodlawn, please contact the Sandy Creek NY History Center at
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  • Maintained by: Charlene Cole
  • Originally Created by: Half-Shire Historical Society
  • Added: 8 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138481551
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin Monroe Allen (15 Sep 1870–9 Nov 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138481551, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Charlene Cole (contributor 49062115) .