From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
JOHN E. ALLEN APRIL 24, 1880
DIED--April 17, Mr. John E. Allen. He was born in Pennsylvania, March 16, 18(3 or 5?)9. He came to Putnam County, Illinois when he was quite young, he was married to Miss Rilla Harper, June 15, 186(7?) and moved to Chatsworth, where he resided until his death. Mr. Allen was a member of the M.E. Church, having united with the church in 1865. In the closinghours of his life, perfectly conscious that death was near, he said to his living wife, "all looked bright, his Lord was calling and he was ready and willing to go".