The relatives of Hiram emailed this information: John W. Allen tombstone at Olive Chapel Cemetery, Miami Township, Logan County, Ohio. Genealogical Society - Montgomery County, Ohio Obituaries for Surnames beginning with "A" John Allen Dayton Daily News - October 9,1921, pg.21 OLDEST DAYTON B.&O.EMPLOYEE TAKEN BY DEATH (picture accompanied Allen Obituray) John Allen, veteran railroad man, died Saturday at his residence, 914 Washington St.He was 77.Allen was the oldest employee of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He had seen 53 years if service. Funeral services will be held from the residence Tuesday morning at 7:30 and from Sacred Heart Church at 8. Burial in Calvary. His widow; two sons, John and Harvey, and a daughter, Margaret, survive him. I am particularly thankful for this obituary as it tells me Hiram was not alive in 1921, plus all of the interesting facts of John Allen's life.
Thank you once again for all of your help. I am glad to know you are of the Iowa Allens.... not too far from NE. Greatfully, Shirley