Bedford Free Press
Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
November 16, 1899
OBITUARY - ALLEN MELOY
Allen MELOY was born in Clark Co., Indiana, June 10, 1837 [and died November 10, 1899] aged 62 years and 5
months. On June 20, 1857, he was married to Mary [Elizabeth] PHILLIPS. Eleven children, 7 sons and 5
daughters, were born to them, all of whom are still living. Eliza TURNER, the oldest daughter, resides in
Hebron, Neb.; John MELOY in Clark Co., Ill.; Alfred MELOY in Indianapolis, Ind.,; and Ida, Tingley in Ringgold
Co., Ia. The remaining children reside in Taylor County.
In 1857 he confessed his Savior and united with the church of Christ in Clark Co., Ill. Since that time he
lived a consistent Christian life. He died at his home, 1 mile south of Conway, November 10, 1899, after a
lingering illness of nearly three years. The funeral exercises were conducted at the late home by Rev. J. W.
WALTERS on Sunday at 12 o’clock, after which the interment was made in Lexington Cemetery.
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