Byron E. Allen

Byron E. Allen

Birth
Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 16 Oct 1885 (aged 40)
Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot J 22
Memorial ID 18926356 · View Source
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The community was startled last Friday at learning of the death of Byron E. Allen; for although Mr. Allen had been failing for over a year he had been confined to the house but a couple of days. Mr. Allen was the son of Martin A. Allen of this village and was born in Sandy Creek, Sept 4th 1845. There were three children in the family, Mr. John Allen of this village, and a half sister, Mr Will Soule who died in Syracuse, Aug. 9, 1884.

His whole life had been spent in this town with the exception of short intervals spent at different schools in gaining his education which he completed at Eastman's business college in Poughkeepsie. On his return in 1866 he purchased of Henry Bently his stock of general merchandise and continued in trade until 1880 when he disposed of his stock to his brother, John Allen, and moved on a farm. After the fire of 1882 he built a brick store on Main street in conjunction with his brother-in-law, Ed Williams. In the following March he went into trade again, purchasing his brother's stock of goods. In 1868 he was married to Miss Gertrude Hadley of this place, who
survives him and by whom he had two children, Edith and Roy who reside at home.

Mr. Allen, although of a retiring disposition was an energetic thorough going businessman. For two years previous to the failing of his health, he was a member of the board
of education, acting as its clerk. In the summer of 1884 his fading health warned him that he must flee from our rugged winters if he would save his life and he spent the winter in Florida, returning last spring but consumption had taken too firm a hold and he continued to fail until his death.

Source: Sandy Creek News, Sept 14, 1885


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 18926356
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Byron E. Allen (4 Sep 1845–16 Oct 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18926356, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Oh look, a chicken! (contributor 46868335) .