Gertrude <I>Hadley</I> Allen

Gertrude Hadley Allen

Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 11 Dec 1925 (aged 77)
Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot J 22
Memorial ID 99026013 · View Source
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"Christ has made of death a narrow star-lit strip between the companionship of yesterday and the reunion of tomorrow". Secure in such a faith, the Christian lives, labors and hopes until comes the hour of translation. The journeying pilgrim finds strength and cheer in this thought.

The relatively early death of her husband in October, 1885, placed on Mrs. Allen the responsibility of training her two children. This she did with the quiet heroism and beautiful fidelity of motherhood at its best. The death of her daughter after a few years of married life, leaving two young daughters, brought into her life an added task. Bravely she mothered the motherless girls, who now fondly cherish her memory.

Life, therefore, for Mrs. Allen had its measure of both sorrow and joy. Yet with a spirit of serene and radiant courage she met the duties which came to he r with the years. Frail, and sometimes suffering, she yet displayed a spirit of cheerfulness. Naturally quiet and unassuming she nevertheless had a continuous interest in the progress of events, and an unfailing thought for others. A beautiful home life was hers.

With her husband, her children, and then her grandchildren, she ministered in winsome ways. Amid the changes of the years she has had the thoughtful care of her son, Dr. J.R. Allen; and, since his marriage, also her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ethel Barney Allen. Their joy it was to make bright and happy these latter days of age and weakness.

The distinction of being one of the oldest member of the Methodist Episcopal church in this community was hers; and on the records the name of Gertrude H. Allen dates back to February, 1876, when she was received into full membership by the Rev. William Watson. This relation she held until the time of her death. Here, as elsewhere, she was always loyal, and served the church as opportunity and health permitted.

Improvement followed some weeks of sickness, and it was hoped that she might again regain normal health. The happy Christmas season was approaching, and she began to plan gifts for her loved ones. Then almost suddenly and gently she passed into the homeland. Her lifework had been splendidly performed, and she entered into her rest and reward.

Gertrude Hadley, wife of Byron E. Allen, was born in Sandy Creek, Oswego County, June 13, 1848 and passed away December 11, 1925. She was the oldest of three daughters born to Jason D. Hadley and Eudora Woodard Hadley, both of whom belonged to families of the early settlers.

Gertrude Hadley was united in marriage with Byron E. Allen, son of Augustus Allen, June 24th, 1868. Two children came of this union, Edith E., who became the wife of Bert L. Young and died in early womanhood, September 1902, and Dr. J. Roy Allen.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jetteen Williams of Sandy Creek and Mrs. W. G. Lindsey of Syracuse, N.Y., one son, Dr. J.R. Allen and two granddaughters, Mrs. W.J. Gabel and Mrs. E.W. Row.ell, both of Syracuse.

Family and friends assembled for the final services on December 14. These were in charge of the Rev. William J. Hart D.D., her pastor. Music was rendered by Mrs. H.L. Hollis and Mrs. Tracy Killam, while Mrs. H. Floyd Blount played. Beautiful flowers surrounded the casket which contained the life-like form. A blanket of choice flowers was on the casket when grief-stricken hearts, who will for ever hold dear her memory, left it amid the stainless snow in Woodlawn cemetery.

Source: Sandy Creek News, Dec 17, 1925

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