Gustavus Henry “Gus” Allen

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Gustavus Henry “Gus” Allen

Birth
Todd County, Kentucky, USA
Death
30 Sep 1909 (aged 64)
Claude, Armstrong County, Texas, USA
Burial
Claude, Armstrong County, Texas, USA GPS-Latitude: 35.1309967, Longitude: -101.3801575
Plot
Old Section, Block 13, Lot 4, Plot 1
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Gustavus Henry "Gus" Allen was born March 22, 1845, the third child of Abraham and Sallie Galbreath Allen, in Todd County, Kentucky. By 1860 the family had moved to a farm in neighboring Christian County. In 1870 Gus was living with his cousin John W. Allen and wife, and he was listed in the census as a store keeper.

On November 20, 1882, in Christian County, he married Liillie Forgy, daughter of the Rev. Samuel Perry Forgy. They had two children, Elizabeth Lorine, born in 1883, and a son, Henry Perry, born in 1886. He served as Postmaster at St Elmo, Ky. from Oct 1882 to Jun 1888.

In about 1907, his children grown and out of the home, he and his wife moved westward to the town of Claude in Armstrong County, in the Texas panhandle. On September 30, 1909, he was killed in a horse & wagon accident in Claude and was buried there in Armstrong County. His wife soon moved back to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to be near family where she lived out the remainder of her life.
Gustavus Henry "Gus" Allen was born March 22, 1845, the third child of Abraham and Sallie Galbreath Allen, in Todd County, Kentucky. By 1860 the family had moved to a farm in neighboring Christian County. In 1870 Gus was living with his cousin John W. Allen and wife, and he was listed in the census as a store keeper.

On November 20, 1882, in Christian County, he married Liillie Forgy, daughter of the Rev. Samuel Perry Forgy. They had two children, Elizabeth Lorine, born in 1883, and a son, Henry Perry, born in 1886. He served as Postmaster at St Elmo, Ky. from Oct 1882 to Jun 1888.

In about 1907, his children grown and out of the home, he and his wife moved westward to the town of Claude in Armstrong County, in the Texas panhandle. On September 30, 1909, he was killed in a horse & wagon accident in Claude and was buried there in Armstrong County. His wife soon moved back to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to be near family where she lived out the remainder of her life.

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G.H.
Allen
3 . 22 . 1845
9 . 30 . 1909