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Martha Jane Hawks Allen

Riverview, Wise County, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Jul 1931 (aged 89)
Haskell, Haskell County, Texas, USA
Burial Iredell, Bosque County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 62776673 · View Source
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(Taken from a Meridian, Texas paper)

Mrs. Martha Jane Hawks Allen was born August 30, 1841 and died at the home of her daughter Mrs. J.R. Pirkle of Haskell, on July 27th, (*1931) aged 89 years, 10 months and 28 days. She was married to H. Allen in 1865 who preceded her in death three years ago. To this union, six children were born, three of whom are living to mourn the loss of their mother, Mrs. J.F. Pirkle of Haskell;
R.J. Allen of Kopperl and W.P. Allen of Frederick, Oklahoma. She is survived by 35 living grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Grandmother Allen was converted early in life and joined the church and lived a Christian life the remainder of her days. She was a fine old lady. I had known her for some time and I loved her, for she was a sweet spirited old lady and she was loved by all. She did good wherever she went, always was cheerful. Went to church as long as she was able to. The sorrows of life came to her but now we know she is at rest, judging by the Christian life she lived here. Her influence will live on and on and her children will rise up and call her blessed. Her remains were brought here Tuesday and kept at her home, which
is occupied by her granddaughter, Mrs. Albert Hensley and family.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon in the Baptist church, in charge of Rev. F.E. Kirchner of Meridian, assisted by Rev. Lester. She looked very natural. The
floral offerings were large and beautiful. Her granddaughters were the flower girls and her grandsons the pallbearers.

The out of town relatives who attended the funeral were:
Mrs. J.F. Pirkle of Haskell
Mr. adn Mrs. R.J. Allen and family of Kopperl
Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Allen of Frederick, Oklahoma
Mr. and Mrs. Scott and children and Mrs. Will Sliger of Breckenridge
Ben Scott of Dallas
Paul Scott of Dennison

The relatives have the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of this dear good old lady, for she is gone from us, but not forgotton.
Mrs. Albert Hensley and other relatives.

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  • Created by: Beth Ivie-Allen
  • Added: 10 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62776673
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Jane Hawks Allen (30 Aug 1841–27 Jul 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62776673, citing Riverside Cemetery, Iredell, Bosque County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Beth Ivie-Allen (contributor 24114498) .