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 Julia <I>Sessions</I> Allen

Julia Sessions Allen

Death 3 Jun 1950 (aged 87)
Burial Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Plot Site #02
Memorial ID 62295016 · View Source
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Parents were George and Nan Darling Sessions per Certificate.
The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
Sunday, June 4, 1950

Julia Allen, State Pioneer Is Dead At 88

Prescott, June 3 - Mrs. Julia Allen, 88 years old, a resident of Yavapai county for 71 years, died at Prescott Saturday.

The Arizona pioneer came to Yavapai from Bloomington, Ill., by ox cart in 1879. On the trip her party successfully fought off an Indian attack.

For many years, Mrs. Allen made her home in Cherry, Ariz., later moving to Big Bog to live with her daughter, Mrs. Giles Goswick. In addition to Mrs. Goswick, she is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Charles Battye, of San Bernardino, Calif., Mrs. Rob McKray, San Bernardino, and Mrs. Charles Wilson, Camp Verde; three sons, Hugh of Cherry, Richard of Prescott and Lee of Prescott.

There are 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Ruffner Funeral Home in Prescott.

Burial will follow at the family burial plot at Cherry.
The Prescott Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Monday, June 5, 1950

Allen Funeral to Be Conducted Here Tomorrow

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow for Mrs. Julia Allen, pioneer resident of Yavapai county, who died Saturday. She was 88 years old.

The services are to be conducted at the family plot in the Cherry cemetery at Cherry, with the Rev. Charles Franklin Parker of the First Congregational church in Prescott officiating.

The body will lie in state at the Ruffner Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until noon tomorrow.

Mrs. Allen had lived in the county for 71 years. When she moved to the county with her family from Bloomington, Ill. by ox cart in 1879, they had to fight off bands of Indians.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Giles Gosweick of Mayer, Mrs. Charles Battye of San Bernardino, Calif., Mrs. Rob Mckray, San Bernardino, and Mrs. Charles Wilson, Camp Verde; three sons, Hugh who lives in Cherry, and Richard and Lee, both of Prescott.

There are 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
The Yavapai County, Messenger
Friday, June 8, 1950

Rites Held For Mrs. J. Allen

Funeral services were held June 6 for Mrs. Julia Allen of Humboldt, who passed away in Prescott.

Mrs. Allen would have been 88 years old June 13. Seventy-one of which she lived in Yavapai county, arriving from Bloomington, Ill., in 1879 by ox cart.

She made her home for many years at Cherry, but the past few years she lived with her daughter and family, Mrs. Gile Goswick on Big Bug.

Besides Mrs. Goswick, three other daughters and three sons survive: Mrs. Charles Battye, Mrs. Bob McKray of Calif., Mrs. Chas. Wilson of Camp Verde and Hugh Allen of Cherry, Richard and Lee Allen of Prescott.

There are 17 grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Ruffner funeral home was in charge of arrangements with burial in family plot at Cherry.
Note: Obituaries typed as printed. Some information varies from article to article.

Julia was the wife of John G. Allen and the daughter of George & Nancy (Kinzell) Sessions.

[Obits: Courtesy of Judy Wight Branson research]

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