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 Fred Clarence Allen

Fred Clarence Allen

Madison County, Iowa, USA
Death 7 Jun 1939 (aged 46)
Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, USA
Burial Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 29582077 · View Source
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Winterset Madisonian - June 7, 1939
Winterset, Iowa


County Road Worker Suffers Fatal Injuries in Dynamite Explosion

Fred C. Allen of Winterset, veteran Madison county road employe, died at the Winterset hospital Wednesday noon as the result of injuries sustained in a dynamite blast Monday.

Allen had been working with a road crew that was doing some dynamiting south of Patterson. They had been having som trouble with the caps. Allen had planted a half stick and attempted to discharge it, but apparently mistook a sound made by the fuse as a discharge of the cap. Apparently thinking the cap faulty he went to investigate, and the dynamite exploded, shattering his right arm and shoulder.

He was taken to the Winterset hospital where his arm was amputated Tuesday night. Complications developed and he died the next morning.

Mr. Allen was a life-long resident of this community and was widely-known throughout the county. He was 46 years of age. For the past 20 years he had been doing township and county road work.

He is survived by his wife and nine children. The children are Myron, Maxine, Herbert, Francene, May, Lucille, Evelyn, Jack and Roy. He also leaves his father, Elmer Allen of Winterset; a sister, Mrs. Eliza Hendricks of Winterset; and four brothers, Charles, Hiram, Millard and Frank Allen all of Winterset.

Funeral arrangements had not been definitely completed as the Madisonian went to press Wednesday afternoon, but the services will be held here on Friday.

Winterset Madisonian - June 14, 1939
Winterset, Iowa


Fred Clarence Allen was born in Madison county, Iowa, Aug. 23, 1892, and passed away at the Winterset hospital June 7, 1939, at the age of 46 years, 9 months and 15 days. He was the son of Elmer and Mary Allen. On Dec. 9, 1914 he was united in marriage to Carrie Gertrude Caudle.

He has been employed by Madison county the past 17 years.

He is survived by his wife and nine children: Myron, Hubert, Francene, Mae, Jack, Lucille, Evelyn and Roy at home, and Mrs. Russell Rinard of DeSoto; his father Elmer Allen; four brothers, Charlie, Hiram, Millard and Frank and a sister, Mrs. Hugh Hildebrand, all of Winterset; and one grandchild, Sharon Kay Rinard of DeSoto, and a host of relatives and friends.

(Burial was made in the North McDonald cemetery)

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