Aug. 15, 1913 Washington Daviess County Indiana, USA
Age 90y.,4m.,12d - Listed as an unmarked grave.
Margaret Allen -- Death stilled the pulse of a lovable personality when Mrs. Margaret Allen passed away at 2:40 o'clock Friday afternoon. Life had been ebbing away for several weeks and the transition was expected. Funeral services will be conducted at Antioch church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. S. A. Hayworth, her pastor, burial following at the Sugarland cemetery. Mrs. Allen, third daughter of Elijah and Lucinda (Hutchinson) Eads, was born in Harrison, Ohio, April 3, 1823, her father came to this county and bought the farm where Elwood Baldwin now lives from Col. John Allen. She had access to the schools at that time but they were meager. December 7, 1843, she was married to James C. Allen, oldest son of William and Elizabeth (Eads) Allen by the Rev. G. W. Harpold. They immediately went to housekeeping on the farm in Barr township, where she since has lived. Seven children were born to them: Mrs. James Morgan, Elijah Allen and Mrs. Millard Kendall, now dead, and Martha Allen, Mrs. Charles Hiam, Mrs. Milton H. Wilson of this county and Mrs. Cephas Morgan of Dayton, Washington. Many grand children and great grand children and many other relatives also survive her. Mr. Allen died February 6, 1863, leaving the care of the large family and the large farm upon Mrs. Allen. She nobly met the burden and all know how well she discharged it. October 21, 1848, Mr. and Mrs. Allen united with the First Baptist church of this city and were baptized by the Rev. William Stanell. Mrs. Allen was the oldest member in point of age and years of service of the church. She was faithful in attendance when able and never lost her interest in the church's work of nearly sixty-five years church membership. Over ninety years of age, almost seventy years of marriage, the whole time passed on the same farm, sixty-five years of christian work and over fifty years a widow, what an experience. Mrs. Allen was a cousin of the late Capt. James B. Eads of St. Louis who was a member of the old Scotch-Irish stock that has exerted wonderful influence for the good of this country. A fall six years ago crushed the hip joint and left her an invalid but she continued to be deeply interested in the affairs of the county. Since last November she has been helpless and a great sufferer but was patient and uncomplaining. Her son-in-law, M. H. Wilson, and Mrs. Wilson moved into her home and there they and the oldest daughter, Martha, have kindly and tenderly cared for her. Mrs. Allen's life was rich in all the things that make life worth while. Above all she was a woman who made others happy. The spirit is gone but the memory and influence of a noble life remain. (Washington Herald - Saturday, August 16, 1913, pg. 4)