HARRISON COUNTY, MISSOURI
Mrs Allen was born in Worth County, MO, near Martinsville, July8, 1878. Whe was one of ten children of George and Sarah Smith. At an early age she joined the Martinsville Christian Church. She was married to Edward Allen at Martinsville Sept. 22, 1901. They moved to Woods County, Oklahoma and lived near Alva. They came to Kingman County in 1913 and lived on a farm in Union Township , near Cunningham, until the death of Mr. Allen March 24, 1944, after which Mrs. Allen moved to Kingman a year later.
Mrs. Allen is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Dodge of Partridge; one son, Lee Allen of Kingman; two brother, James Smith and Sam Smith of Martinsville, Mo. six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death.
submitted by: Melody Beery
source: personal papers of Clara Fish
On January 31, 1916 death again entered this community and claimed for its own, the oldest person in this section of the country, Mrs. Keziah Allen.
Keziah Allen was born in Cooper Co. Missouri, January 10,1822 and departed this life January 21, 1916, age 94 years, 21 days. She was united in marriage to Caloway Allen in the year 1839, exact date unknown. To this union was born ten children, three of whom preceded their mother to the Better Land. Those yet living: Mrs. Lavina Trammell, Martinsville, John B. Allen, Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Mary S. Gibson, Brooklyn, Mo. Mrs. Cynthia Deevers, Oklahoma,Mrs. Mahala Sweeden, Bethany, C.M. Allen, Martinsville, and Mrs. Rachel Harris, Wyoming.
"Grandma Allen" as she was better known had lived a long and useful life, having obeyed the Savior in early life and endeavored to serve him to the best of her ability.
For the past eighteen years she had made her home with her son C.M. Allen and in this home received every attention it was possible for loving hands to bestow. It seems as if God in his infinite wisdom guided her to this home. After all had been done for her that friends and relatives could do, death came to relieve her of her sufferings.
A short service was held at the grave by the writer, after which she was laid away in the Hobbs Cemetery to await resurection morning.
by:Oris D. Hedges
submitted by: Tracy Pardinas