H. R. Allen
H. R. Allen
Another Old Soldier is called "Uncle Hibe" Allen succumbs Thursday night to pneumonia attack.
Was Well Known Citizen
Served Three Years in Civil War
Born in this County Eighty-Three Years ago
Large Family Surviving
H.R. Allen, aged 83 on the 18th of January, died at his home under the new resvoir
Thursday night at 10:45 death being due to pneumonia, from which he had been suffering
for the past ten years.
Mr. Allen was nearly always referred to as "Uncle Hibe" and was one of the county's
oldest and most respected citizens. He was born in this county a few miles from the place
where he passed away.
For ten years he had been a sufferer from attacks of asthma and this ailment had caused
him much pain and inconvenience.
Mr. Allen was an authority on fruits and he was ever alert in weather conditions and the
effects that they would have on the fruit crop, and his predictions as to the proportions
of crop very seldom went wrong.
As a citizen and neighbor, Mr. Allen had an individuality about him that was most pleasing.
His mind was bright and clear and he was most interesting person to converse with for he
never discussed a subject unless he was familiar with it.
Some years ago, "Uncle Hibe" wrote a series of articles for the Register on a number of
varieties of berries and their origin, and these articles were widely discussed and were
regarded as very able productions.
The Allen family is one of the look-up to families of the county, and the name is one that
was ever honored and revered. He was a type of real Christian, and he died in the faith that
he would go to a better and brighter home.
For three years Mr. Allen was in the Civil War a member of the 110th Illinois and in his
solider life the same consistent and honest service was found that was characteristic of
his daily walk of life.
Mr. Allen had been a justice of the peace and Highway commissioner in Mt. Vernon Township
and in the duties of these offices constant and careful attention marked his transactions.
Surviving are Mrs. Allen and six children. The children are Don CO. and Carl Allen,
Mt. Vernon township,
Mrs. Perry Ford, Ellensburg, California,
Mrs. Thomas Ford, Kinsley, Kansas,
Mrs. John Hole, St. Louis, Missouri,
and Mrs. Will Popp, Overland, Missouri
The funeral will be held at Hopewell Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson