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Mar 5, 1954


Herman Alldredge, 73, prominent farmer and community-minded citizen of the Upton vicinity, was fatally stricken by a coronary ailment Monday morning at the wheel of his pick-up truck as he launched his official duties as a deputy assessor of Black township.


Raymond Curtis, a Black-Point township farmer and former county highway superintendent, found Mt. Alldredge dead in his truck on the Bald Knob road in West Black township a quarter mile south of the Mackey Ferry road at 9:30 a.m. as Curtis left his pasture.


Mr. Alldredge, whose health had failed rapidly in the last year, apparently was fatally stricken as he drove down the highway and slumped to the floorboard of the truck.  The truck rolled in a small ditch and into a sand embankment on the left side of the road.  The truck was undamaged.  The motor was still running but was out of gear.


Death apparently was almost instantaneous.


The deceased was a member of an eminent pioneer Posey county family, a son of John Samuel Alldredge, former Democratic leader and county commissioner and an extensive farmer, and Sally Welborn Bradley Alldredge.  The son, likewise had been prominent in Democratic politics and had been a Black township deputy assessor for a number of years.  He had been a trustee of Welborn Methodist Church for many years and active in church and civic affairs of the community.


Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Welborn Methodist Church.  Rev. W. H. McGowan, North Mt. Vernon Methodist Parish minister, conducted the services at the church and at the grave in Welborn cemetery.


Surviving are the wife, nee Grace Whipple whose marriage to Mt. Alldredge took place in 1900; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Alldredge, an employe of E. B. Schenk Hardware Co., Mt. Vernon and Miss Phyllis Alldredge, a registered nurse residing at Arthur, Ill; four sons, Beauford H. Alldredge, auto and farm machinery dealer at Greenfield, Ind., Myron Lee Alldredge, Upton farmer, Kenneth B. Alldredge, Grayville, Ill., an employe of superior Oil Co., and Marion S. Alldredge, Mt. Vernon, and employe of the Indiana Farm Bureau refinery; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Warren Whipple, who is very ill in Henderson, Ky., a brother, William S. Alldredge, Mt. Vernon, and a half-sister, Mrs. Herbert Redman, Mt. Vernon.





Originally submitted by Betty Sellers