Decatur County Journal-Iowa Thursday, January l0, l9l8
JOHN B. ALLEN was born October 23, l846 at Rockdale, Kentucky, and died December 2l, l9l7 at the age of 7l years, l month and 28 days.His death was due to an accident occurring December l8, when he was struck by an interurban car about 9 a.m.In l875 he was married at Cleveland, Ohio to RACHEL C. FRAZEE to which union nine children were born of whom five are living.Those living are WM. C., of Scott's Bluff, Nebr.; CHAS H., of Hastings, Nebr.; MRS. LULU MEYERS, of Des Moines, Ia.; LELA and ELLEN, of Ottumwa, Ia.He moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Indiana, from whence he moved to Ringgold County, Iowa in l888.In l904 he moved to Van Wert, and on December l, of the same year his wife died in the Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.
He was converted and became a member of the M.E. Church in l876.During all his converted life he was constantly interested and active in church work, having acted as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher of classes and delighted to be in prayer services.His Christian life was successful, especially in late years.Now he has rested from his labors, and rejoices before the throne of Him whom he learned to love and serve here below.
MR. ALLEN moved to Des Moines and was there only a week when the sad accident occurred.The funeral service was held in the M.E. Church, of Van Wert, conducted by the Pastor, W.A. Weyrauch.