Allen, George C. 1832-1906
Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 5/13/2012 at 22:34:19
GEO. ALLEN'S FUNERAL
The Services At Burt Were Conducted
By Rev. 0. H.
LARGE AUDIENCE PRESENT
Fifty From This Place Paid
Honor to the Memory of
The funeral of Gco. C. Allen, at Burt Monday afternoon, was attended by an immense audience. Fifty old settlers, G. A. R. members, Masons and other friends of this place went up to be present at the services. The Presbyterian church was crowded to over-flowing, many failing to get into the room. The services throughout were deeply impressive. After the choir bad sung "Sometime, Sometime We'll Understand,"and Rev. Bolinger had read the obituary and offered prayer, and the choir sang "Shall We Meet Beyond the River" Rev. O. H. Holmes delivered the funeral sermon. The main theme was that death leveled all classes—the rich and the poor and the high and the lowly—alike. Rev. Holmes dwelt at some length on the fact that the character of a man's life was his own eulogy, and that the deceased needed no farther words of commendation. He appealed to the young to strive for a higher and nobler manhood and to imitate the many virtues that Mr. Allen was known to have possessed.
The services were under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity, of which organization the deceased had been a member. Geo. C. Allen met death as the result of a runaway a week ago last Monday near Whittier, California. He and his brother were engaged in setting out some trees. They were in a spring wagon having on a barrel of water. On the side hill the water splashed out and scared the horses. They plunged ahead and
in making a short turn both men were thrown out, George Allen striking on his head behind the horses, with the result that his neck was nearly broken. He lived but a short time after. The remains accompanied by the grief striken wife arrived Monday forenoon.
[Mr. Allen was a Civil War Veteran who served in Co. G, 129th Illinois Infantry.]
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