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.