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Dr Benjamin F. Allen

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Dr Benjamin F. Allen

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 3 Jan 1902 At Sea
  • Burial Body lost at sea, Specifically: Went down with the steamer Walla Walla off the coast of California
  • Memorial ID 98133930

From Story County Watchman January 17, 1902

Story City Messenger: ....Letters and newspaper from the Pacific coast confirm the sad fact that Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Allen went down with the illfated steamer Walla Walla. They had been visiting their son-in-law who lives near San Francisco, and were on their home ward journey when the calamity over took them. From the newspaper reports it seems that Mrs. Allen acted the heroic part of this tragedy. When the last boat left the sinking vessel there was just room for one more and she was invited to the place but when she was informed that their was no room for her husband she refused to go but preferred to die with him.

SUBMITTER'S NOTE: Dr. B. F. Allen was Dr. Benjamin F. Allen. He married Louisa Cook 24 June 1861 in Marion County, Ohio.


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  • Created by: Dorian the Historian
  • Added: 1 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98133930
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Benjamin F. Allen (unknown–3 Jan 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98133930, ; Maintained by Dorian the Historian (contributor 46627283) Body lost at sea, who reports a Went down with the steamer Walla Walla off the coast of California.