The Lamoni Chronicle Lamoni, Iowa November 3, 1904
ALLEN - At her home two miles east of town, on Friday morning, October 28, Rhoda, wife of Mr. Jacob ALLEN passed to the life beyond. She died of lung fever, after an illness of one week, caused by take a severe cold. She suffered severely and nothing gave relief. In this sudden bereavement Mr. ALLEN and family have the sympathy of all.
Mrs. ALLEN was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, August 1833, hence was 71 years and two moths old at her death. She was married Mr. ALLEN in March 1854 in Ohio. In 1856 they came to Decatur county, Iowa, forty-eight years ago, and made a home near where D. D. YOUNG now lives. They returned to Ohio in 1864, but were not contented there, so came back here in 1866, and the next year settled on the farm where they have dwelt now these thirty-seven years.
To them were born nine children. Three died in infancy. One other came to maturity and married Mr. Charles FRINK but died several years ago. The other five are living namely, Mrs. Nevada FRINK, wife of Lyman FRINK of Lamoni, William of Harrison county, Mo., Thomas living east of Lamoni, George in town and John at Cherryvale, Kansas, and all but the latter were present at the funeral of their mother.
Services were held at the home on Saturday afternoon, Elder H. A. STEBBINS preaching the sermon. Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN have been so widely known during many years that there was a very large gathering from the surrounding country and from town. Twenty-five vehicles filled with relatives and friends went from the house to the Creveling cemetery where she was laid to rest. Mrs. ALLEN possessed a kind heart and was beloved because of many good deeds in times of sickness, and was respected and honored by all who knew her.