This article was in my grandmother's scrap book.It is probably from the Cheney Free Press, Cheney, Washington.There isn't a date on it, buta date of 1943 is on a nearby article. SERVICES HELD FOR PIONEER James E. Allen 84, pioneer resident of the Amber district who died at the home of his daughter Mrs. C. R. Harris of Amber, was buried Monday February 15 from the chapel of the Jerue Funeral home.Mr. Allen had been a resident of the Amber community for 53 years, and had been a member of the Grange there for several years.
Five daughters survive.They are Mrs. Florence Moore of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Nellie Hansen of Longview, Mrs. Frances Freeman of Spokane, Mrs. Mildred Edgemon of Spanaway, and Mrs. Harris.Also surviving Mr. Allen are three sons, Ed of Amber, Leland of Portland and William of the U. S. Army.
Pallbearers were John Harris, Frank Falk, Albert Falk, George Moore, Boone Mill and Alva Briner.The Reverend Lynn A. Robbins was the officiating clergyman and interment was in Riverside park cemetery.