Martha Caroline Allen
Mrs. Martha Caroline ALLEN, of 1214 South 12th Street, died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday
at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital. Her age was 83 years, three months, and four
days. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Old Shiloh Church.
The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS of Louisville, Ill. will conduct the services and burial
will be in Hams Grove Cemetery. The body will remain at the Pulley Funeral Home,
where friends may call at any time until the funeral hour.
Mrs. ALLEN has been in failing health for the past year. She lived her entire life
in Jefferson County. When a young woman she was a school teacher in Elk Prairie
Township and taught in a little white school house where the town of Nason now stands.
She was a devout Christian.
Mrs. ALLEN was born March 8, 1865 in Elk Prairie Township, the daughter of Benjamin
and Jane (THROGMORTON) DALBY. In 1891 she was married, in Mt. Vernon, to Preston ALLEN
who preceded her in death in 1934. She had been a member of the First Methodist Church
since she was a young girl.
Surviving are three sons, Albert of Mt. Vernon, Glenn of Norman, Okla. and Curren of
Texarkana, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth SMITH and Mrs. Mary SCRIVNER of Mt. Vernon
and Mrs. Lotta HARRELSON of Lima, Ohio; two brothers, Grant DALBY of Bonnie and Ben DALBY
of Bartonville, Ill.; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by a sister and five brothers.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: June 13, 1948
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta