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Delaware County, Iowa


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Charles Allyn


Manchester & Prairie Twp.


      Charles Allyn, whose demise occurred at Manchester in March, 1913, when he was about seventy seven years of age, had been a resident of Delaware county for a period extending over forty four years and was long and successfully identified with agricultural pursuits in Prairie township. His birth occurred in the state of New York on the 4th of April, 1836, his parents being Russell and Experience (Lapham) Allyn, who were natives of Connecticut and New York respectively. Both passed away in the Empire state.
      Charles Allyn was one of a family of seven children and was reared, educated and married in the state of his nativity. In March, 1869, he came west with his wife, purchasing and locating on a farm in Prairie township, this county. Throughout the remainder of his active business career he was busily engaged in the cultivation of this place, carrying on his agricultural interests in a practical, progressive manner. In 1905 he put aside the active work of the fields and took up his abode in Manchester, where he spent the remainder of his life in the enjoyment of well earned ease.
      In early manhood Mr. Allyn wedded Miss Chloe M. Beal, a native of Macedon, Wayne county, New York, and a daughter of Seth and Hannah (Reed) Beal, who spent their entire lives in that state. They became the parents of thirteen children. To Mr. and Mrs. Allyn were born six children, as follows: Emory B.; Charles E., who is deceased; Harte A.; John B.; Howard S.; and Mary P. As is stated above, Charles Allyn passed away in March, 1913, and his remains were interred in the Greenwood cemetery at Masonville. In his demise the community lost one of its substantial and esteemed citizens. Mrs. Allyn has sold the farm but still owns an attractive home at No. 729 East Union street, Manchester, where she resides. She has lived in this county for forty five years and has an extensive circle of warm friends here.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 133-134.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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