Amy Hedrick's Family Obituaries

These obituaries were extracted from newspapers or personal non-published obituaries.



ALLEN, Claude
The Swayzee Press (Grant Co., Indiana); Thursday 27 August 1903; pg. 1 cols. 5 & 6


             Considerable excitement was caused at Sims last night, by the accidental shooting of Claude Allen by Mrs. Maude Reader.
            About eight o'clock yesterday evening Allen was at the home of Mrs. Reader, engaged in cleaning a target rifle. When he had finished, Mrs. Reader took hold of the gun. Allen slipped cartridge into the breech and shut the barrel down, in some manner the gun was discharged, the bullet striking Allen, inflicting a dangerous and painful wound.
            Drs. Garr and Haines were summoned and they did all the could be done to relieve the sufferer, but in spite of their efforts, Allen died at four o'clock this afternoon.
            The deceased was a very popular young man, and is the son of Wm. Allen.

ALLEN, John J.
Marion Chronicle (Grant Co., Indiana); Monday 7 August 1916; pg. 1 col. 4
Grant Co., Indiana


            John J. Allen, 47 years old, employed as an iron millman, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Flora Hedrick, 2306 West Ninth street, at 5 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of three years. Funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon and burial will be made at Converse.

Marion Chronicle Tribune (Grant Co., Indiana); Sunday 7 April 1963; pg. 6 col. 8


             Olen Allen, 67, Rt. 4, Marion, died early Friday evening at Blackford County Hospital in Hartford City. He had been ill for two years.
            Mr. Allen was a life resident of Grant County. He was a retired chauffeur at the VA Hospital. Mr. Allen was a former member of the Friends Church.
           Survivors include two sons, Olen E., USN, and Paul, Fort Worth, Tex.; four daughters, Mrs. Naomi Carper, R. 3, Hartford City, Mrs. Betty Mount, R. 1 Upland, Mrs. Maxine Endsley and Mrs. Delene Sherron, both of Marion, and 13 grandchildren.
            The body was taken to 2722 S. Washington St., where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. G.J. Pickett officiating.
            Burial will be in Grant Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

ALLEN, Sarah E. (Shockey)
Marion Chronicle-Tribune (Grant Co., Indiana); Monday 16 April 1984; pg. A10 col. 3


             Sarah E. Allen, 94, 505 N. Bradner Ave., Marion, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Marion General Hospital.
            She was a former residents of Sims.
            Arrangements are pending at the Rybolt Funeral Home, Swayzee.

April 15, 1984

Marion Chronicle-Tribune (Grant Co., Indiana); Tuesday 17 April 1984; pg. A19 col. 5


             Sarah E. Allen, 94, Bradner village, Marion, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Marion General Hospital.
            Born in Grant County, she had been a resident of Sims most of her life. Mrs. Allen was a member of the Swayzee United Methodist Church.
           Survivors include five daughters, Norma Allen and Mrs. Robert (Carol) Patterson, both of Sims, Mrs. Cecil (Ordath) Smith, Gas City, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Landis, Logansport, and Mrs. Wilma Davis, Okochobee, Fla., one son, Charles, LaFontaine; 18 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren, and 29 great-great grandchildren.
            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Rybolt Funeral Home, 314 N. Washington St., Swayzee, with the Rev. Carl Sweet officiating. Burial will be in Pipe Creek Friends Cemetery, Amboy.
            Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

April 15, 1984

ALLEN, Uretta (Price) Green
The Swayzee Press (Grant Co., Indiana); Friday 15 January 1926; pg. 1 col. 1


            Mrs. Uretta Allen, age almost 68, widow of William Allen, who died at Sims about two years ago, was found dead in the barn at her home in Sims Monday evening. She was seen going to the barn for a bucket of coal about 4:30 in the afternoon, and her body was found lying just inside the door, about 6 o'clock, by A.W. Haycock, who keeps his horse in the barn and had gone there to feed. She evidently died of heart trouble, with which she had been afflicted at times for two years or more, though she had seemed as well that day as usual.
            The funeral was held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Baptist church, in charge of Rev. Richard Farr of Kokomo.
            She is survived by two sons, Cordia of Sims and Olen of near Marion, and one daughter, Mrs. Edna Jarvis of Swayzee.

The Swayzee Press (Grant Co., Indiana; Friday 22 January 1926; pg. 1 col. 2


             Uretta G. Price, daughter of William and Lavina Price, was born near Roseburg, Grant county, Indiana, April 22, 1858. She passed to the great beyond January 11, 1926; aged 67 years, 8 months and 19 days.
            She spent her entire life in Grant county. May 19, 1882, she was united in marriage to William Allen. The following year they came to Sims and together worked, toiled and planned to make an honest and comfortable living and rear a family of five children--two girls and three boys.
            Tragedy was lurking around and in the early fall of 1903 claimed as its victim Claude, the eldest son of this family, then just coming into manhood and naturally the pride of the home. This was indeed a sad blow, yet only a manifestation of the uncertainty of life.
            Rhoda married Delbert Green and established a home of her own, but her stay was not to be long, and she was called to her reward in 1914.
            The father was permitted to remain until April 7, 1924, when he heard and answered the summons, "Well don, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joys of heaven." After this the mother was left to battle alone. One of her desires was that she might never become a burden to anyone, and surely her wish was granted in a most fitting manner. To us who mourn, the time between the two death seems only too short, but to her who has gained so much it may have seemed endless; so we bow in humble submission and say, "They will, not ours, be done."
            Early in life she affiliated with the Wesleyan Methodist church and although she was not a regular church attendant, because circumstances did not permit, she lived as best she could, was a kind, considerate neighbor and a most loving and sacrificing mother.
            In her immediate family she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Edna Jarvis, two sons, Cordie of Sims and Olen of Marion, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

ALLEN, William
The Swayzee Press (Grant Co., Indiana); Friday 11 April 1924; pg. 1 col. 3

             William Allen, son of William and Sarah Symon Allen, was born in Grant Co., Indiana, December 22, 1843, and departed this life April 7, 1924, at the age of 80 years, 3 months, and 15 days.
            He was the seventh child of a family of twelve children, nine boys and three girls, namely: Martha, Nathan, Jane, Elwood, Simon, Eli, Hugh, James, Ephraim, John, and Sarah. Four boys and one girl died when young, the rest lived to be grown.
            He was a birthright member of the Friends church and he moved his membership to the Sycamore, Ind., church in later years. He attended church regularly until his hearing became poor.
            On September 19th, 1866, he was united in marriage to Frances Veach. To this union were born two children- Flora and John. His companion died December 9, 1872, leaving him with his two children. On May 19, 1882, he united in marriage to Uretta Price. To this union, four children, one girl and three boys were born --- Edna, Claude, Cordia, and OlenClaude died August 26, 1903, John died August 6, 1916, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Roda Green, whom he always cared for as his own child, died July 11, 1914.
            In 1883 he and his family moved to Sims, Ind., and he has lived here for 41 years. He bore his suffering patiently, saying he was only here for a short time and wanted to meet them over there.
            He leaves to mourn his loss, his faithful companion, two daughters, and two sons—Mrs. Flora Hedrick of Marion, Mrs. Edna Jarvis of Swayzee, Cordia and Olen Allen of Sims, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Cammack of Cicero, Ind., 16 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.




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