William Grant Allen
(June 16, 1862 ~ May 14, 1939)
William G. Allen Dies.
Carthage, Mo., May 15.—William Grant Allen, 76 years old, a retired stonemason, died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning at McCune-Brooks hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday. Death was due to a complication of ailments.
Mr. Allen had been in ill health two years. He had lived in Carthage many years. He had been making his home at the Carthage hotel.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Claude B. Taylor of Carthage and Mrs. Vera Latane (sic: Latham) and Mrs. Vira Hefley, both of Kansas City; two sons, Mark Allen of Nevada and Fred Allen of Joplin; a brother, C. Allen of Mercer, Pa., and six grandchildren.
The body will be taken to Galena, Kan., for burial.
Joplin News Herald,
Monday, May 15, 1939,
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Allen Funeral Held.
Carthage, Mo., May 16.—Funeral services for William G. Allen, who died yesterday (sic), were held this afternoon at the Ulmer funeral home, with the Rev. E. E. Mace of the First Presbyterian church in charge. Burial was in the cemetery at Galena.
Wednesday, May 17, 1939,
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Burial: May 16, 1939, according to his death certificate.
Of the surviving children noted, Mark and Fred, were his step-sons, children of his wife Hattie and her first husband Charles.
Hattie reported as divorced in her death certificate, and William noted as widower in his.
His daughter Nell informed his death certificate, and she reported that his mother's maiden name was Minetta Clark, his father unknown.
William and Hattie had four children together, all daughters:
Twins Vira Allen Heffley Nichoalds, Vera Marie Allen Latham (possibly married 2nd to Herbert S Roberts), Nellie Allen Taylor, and Nettie (Jeannette Zaripha Allen in her marriage certificate) Havens.
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