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 Dorcas <I>Burdick</I> Allen

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Dorcas Burdick Allen

  • Birth 15 Jun 1795 Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 8 Feb 1875 Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 89877846

"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 31, No 9, p 3, Feb. 25, 1875.

In Milton, Wis., Feb. 8th, 1875, in the 80th year of her age, Mrs. Dorcas Allen, widow of Abram Allen, lately deceased. Sister Allen was ill at the time of her husband's death, which happened twenty-six days previous to her own. An attack of pneumonia succeeded, which, added to a chronic heart difficulty, soon brought her down to the gates of death. She felt the loss of her husband deeply, and was much shocked by his sudden departure; but she grew more reconciled and came to feel a longing desire to depart and be with Christ. Her last words were, "Let me go to my Jesus," and she shortly fell asleep in the blessed repose of a Christian's death.

The deceased was a member of the 1st Church of Alfred, N. Y. She was much beloved by all that knew her; a faithful wife and mother, a helper at home, a lover of the good, and a sincere friend and Christian. She had been a partial invalid for many years, but the care of a kind husband and of dutiful children had made life pleasant to her.

She was the mother of six children, five of whom are still living; a daughter, (Mrs. Wood) of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., Minn.; President Allen of Alfred University, N. Y., two sons residing in Milton, Wis., one of whom is a physician of large practice, and the other a much respected deacon of the Seventh-day Baptist Church; and a son residing at Austin, Minn., a lawyer of reputation. The deceased felt a mother's pride and satisfaction in having her children useful in the world and faithful in the church.

She now rests from her labors, and her works do follow her. Her funeral was attended on the 10th of February, and a sermon preached by the pastor from 2 Sam. 1: 23; "Lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided."
L. C. R.

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  • Created by: Jon Saunders
  • Added: 9 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89877846
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorcas Burdick Allen (15 Jun 1795–8 Feb 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89877846, citing Milton Cemetery, Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Jon Saunders (contributor 47674050) .