Allen Leroy Pearce

Allen Leroy Pearce

Birth
Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 16 May 1936 (aged 72)
Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA
Burial Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA
Plot Map Page 8 - Section III
Memorial ID 67204854 · View Source
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Had nine children by Lou Ella.
Had two children by Sarah.
Lou Ella and Sarah were sisters.

From the Coleman County History:
"Allen Leroy Pearce came to Coleman County in 1894, as a prospector and settled on a farm near the community of Bowen. He came to the county from Limestone Co., TX, where he had owned and operated a farm."

Obituary of Allen L. Pearce from the Coleman County Texas Chronicle Newspaper dated May 21, 1936 (in part):
Last Rites were conducted Sunday Afternoon at the Methodist Church for Former State Representative A.L. Pearce 72, who died at the Overall Hospital Saturday morning.
Reverend W.H. Vanderpool assisted by Rev. O.E. Savage, and by Rev. D.A. Morton of Talpa officiated.
Judge Pearce known as "Doc" by his many friends was well known throughout Coleman County, having always been active in the interests of this section of the county.
At the time of his death he was President of the Coleman County School Board, an office which he had held for several years. He was also a member of the 39th and 40th Texas State Legislature from 1925- 1929.
Although Mr. Pearce had not been in good health for several months, his death came suddenly after a severe but brief illness of a few days.
Mr. Pearce was born January 22, 1864 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, the eldest son of Leroy and Elizabeth Pearce. With his parents he moved to Texas in 1873. In his youth he joined the Methodist Church and was an active member until the time of his death.
On May 20, 1886, he married Miss Ella Griffis. To this union 9 children were born. Mrs. Pearce died in 1906 and he later married Miss Sarah Griffis (first wife's younger sister). Two children, Gordon Pearce and Modena (Mrs. Guy Anderson) were born.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. A.L. Pearce, three sons, Homer Pearce of Sterling City, Texas, and Roy and Gordon Pearce of Coleman, six daughters, Mrs. T.K. (Grace) Campbell of Talpa,Texas, Mrs. A.A. Jarrell (Louisa) , Mrs. Joe King (Ollie), Mrs. Matt Roach (Allee), and Mrs. Guy Anderson (Modena).
Three sisters, Mrs. J.T. Person of Dublin,Texas, Mrs. Sam Weaver ( Ollie Pauline) of Santa Anna, Texas, and Mrs. Z.A. Parker (Mary Catherine) also of Santa Anna, Texas, and one brother John R. Pearce of Coleman, and grandchildren.
Pallbearers were six grandsons Loyd Sylvester King, Jesse Stephen King, Arvel Archie Jarrell, Jr., Homer Lewis Pearce Jr., Leroy Allen Pearce and Reginald Brown Pearce.
Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Charlie Pitts, Mrs. J.T. Stovall, Mrs. Cecil Horne and Mr. Horne.
Funeral arrangements were directed by Horne Funeral Home of Coleman,Texas.
Interment was made at the Coleman,Texas City Cemetery.



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  • Maintained by: Joe Pearce
  • Originally Created by: Ralph Terry
  • Added: 20 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67204854
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Allen Leroy Pearce (22 Jan 1864–16 May 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67204854, citing Coleman City Cemetery, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joe Pearce (contributor 46885687) .