Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Eliza J. (Shelton) Allen 1826-1902

Mrs. Eliza J. Allen

Mrs. Eliza J. Allen was born in Cumberland county, Tenn., May 13th, 1826; died at her home in Springfield, Mo.; Oct. 24th, 1902. Mrs. Allen, who was Eliza Shelton of Miller county before she married E.M. Allen of the same county in June, 54 years ago, was well known in Miller and Pulaski counties. She was a most deserving woman, being the mother of ten children reared to man and woman-hood she was necessarily a home body, but a more faithful wife and mother never lied. Her life was one of hardships as most all pioneer settlers were, but she cheerfully went about her duties in a hopeful and patient way.

She was a member of the Christian church from girlhood and often said during her year and one half at confinement that she was perfectly willing and just waiting for the Lord to call her.

Rev. Harlow of the Washington Ave. Christian church of Springfield, held funeral services and the remains were brought to Crocker and laid beside a son.

Four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Allen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Crocker, and one sister and eight children were present. She leaves  a companion, two sisters, one brother and nine children- four girls and five boys- to mourn her loss, a loss that can never be replaced, for there is no love like a mothers and this mother was one in the true sense of the word. We rejoice to know that this is not a final separation if we live under God's counsels.


December 12, 1902

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