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 Harry Goodno Allen

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Harry Goodno Allen

Birth
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Death 12 Mar 1956 (aged 86)
Auburn, Placer County, California, USA
Burial Lincoln, Placer County, California, USA
Memorial ID 45878797 View Source
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Lincoln News Messenger

Death Takes Harry Allen Colorful Figure of Area

Final Rites Set For Sunday At Farnsworth Mortuary

A fimiliar figure in the history of the Lincoln area passed from the scene Monday when Harry Allen died at Highland Hospital, Auburn, following a stroke at his farm home in the Mount Pleasant community a few miles north of town. He was 86.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Farnsworth Morturary with the Rev. Wilson Eckels, pastor of the Methodist Community Church, officiating. Interment will be at the Lincoln Cemetery.
Passing of Mr. Allen whose name was synonomous with generosity brought sadness to old timers of the community whose memory traces back to the turn of the century and others who can look back only a few years.
Gone from the scenes is the which He stood at the Post Office and at the corner of Fifth and G streets to greet friends and pass the time of day. Mr. Allen never missed a trip to town when the weather permitted.
HERE IN THE 1880
Mr. Allen who gave a helping hand to literally scores of families and individuals was born in Quincy, Illinois, 1869, and was brought here by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Otis Allen, at the age of three months. Some old times say the trip was made soon after the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.
Harry was a life long bachelor and lived alone at his ranch. His father for many years was foreman of the Chinese Placer miners whose efforts still stand in the form of numerous mounds in numerous unimproved fields in this area.
DUG GRAVES
Harry worked as a rancher and for some time he was employed in gold dredging operation. He also was employed as a grave digger and dug a great share of the graves in the Manzanita, Sheridan and Lincoln cemeteries.
Fiends said he often refused money from persons he knew did not have the money to pay him.
Harry attended grammer school at the old Daneville school which stood near the present Vernon Vineyard ranch on Termaland road. Beyond that he was a self educated man who read many books. He was said to have a brilliant memory. He reportedly recieved an opportunity to attend Anapolis Naval Acadenmy as a young man, but his parents said no.
He was noted for his charity, but never talked of helping anyone and most of the persons he assisted did not know the help came from him.
Harry never missed a funeral of an old timer, friends said. He was also noted for an odd diet of cookies and rice. He bought the rice in one hundred pound bags and ground it himself.
His only survivor is a nephew, Vernon Allen of Fresno who was notified of his death and came here to make arrangements for funeral services and burial. His father who lived to the age of 90 and his mother both died here many years ago.



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