Mary Arathusa <I>West</I> Allen

Mary Arathusa West Allen

New York, USA
Death 1874 (aged 37–38)
Iowa, USA
Burial Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block 22 lot 172
Memorial ID 27296442 · View Source
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m.31 Jan 1854 Polk Co.,IA; also parents of Melville, Bessie, Harry
It is said children Thusie 1860-1862 & Fannie 1856-1861, and son B. F. Jr. 1864-1931 are buried here, but they are not listed on cemetery records, but then again, neither is B.F.Jr d.1864.
The lot that the cemetery records say B.F. & Arathusa are buried in is the Oliver Perkins lot. It's the huge spire right across from the Sherman vault. There is also a Kitty Allen Swords listed there. Since their daughter was named Kitty, I'm beginning to believe maybe Oliver Perkins donated the space for the Allens. He died the same year as B.F. too. BUT, cemetery records say B.F. died in 1914 so maybe the Perkins family would like to explain why the stones are in blk 22!

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Gravesite Details Cemetery records list M.A.Allen buried in blk 9, but all the family stones are in Blk 22.



  • Maintained by: Katie Lou
  • Originally Created by: 46620252
  • Added: 2 Jun 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27296442
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Arathusa West Allen (Jun 1836–1874), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27296442, citing Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Katie Lou (contributor 46950342) .