Old Newspaper clipping
1832-Feb. 16, 1915
Aged Well Known Ciizen Dies At His Home Here Tuesday Evening Of Last Week
Henry P. Allen another one of Tampico's aged, respective citizen and a large land owner, died at his home in the northwestern part of town last week Tuesday evening about 9:30 o'clock after an illniess lasting more than a year, death being due to his advanced age and stomach trouble. The funeral services were held at the late residence Thrusday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. C. D. McCammon pastor of the Methodist church. Mrs. C. L. Bean sang several very appropriate solos accompaniend by Miss Marie Remington. Interment was in the Tampico cemetery the following acting as pall bearers: A. T. Glassburn, W. J. Love, J. A. Teach, J. W.Hixson, C. R. Aldrich and Frank Davis. There were a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased present to pay their last respects and there were a number of beautiful floral tributes.
Henry P. Allen came from sturdy New England stock having been born in North Windon, Conn., Nov. 9, 1832 where he spent his early manhood coming west in 1854 to Illinois and locating near Pecatonica where he remained for several years and druing which time he acquired large land holdings in this vicinity. Fifty-eight years ago last Christmas he was united in marriage to miss Catherine Denison at Seward, Illinois, and in 1859 moved to Madison, Wis., where he engaged in the well-drilling business which he followed with considerable success for seveal [years] later establishing and carrying on an extensive ice business. In 1909 his advancing years caused he and his son Richard to retire from the ice business and they moved to Tampico, the son going onto the farm and Mr. Allen living in town and assisting in the direction and management of his farms. Mr. Allen was one of the pioneers of the prairies of the west and did his share in assisting in the wonderful development of the great Mississippi valley. In his business dealings he was strictly honest and carried those sturdy, hardy traits of integrity, uprightness and justice that is a mark of the old New Englanders. He was a kind, indulgent father and husband in his home and one of the tendy remembreances of his life was his devoted care to his invalid wife.
He is survived by his wife, two sons Richard S., of Tampico and Dr. J. H. Allen of Denver, also one daughter Miss Emma Allen of Tampico. Two half brothers Willliam of Madison and Nathan of Nebraska and five half sisters, Mrs. Lucy King, Mrs. May Nichols, Mrs. Lydia Bowen and Lillian Allen all of Connecticut also survive.