Submitted by Les Niemi
August 21, 1919
DEATH OF FRED L. ALLENFred L. ALLEN a well known citizen of Tampico died quite suddenly last week Friday afternoon about 9 o'clock of heart trouble and a general breaking down of health. He had been in poor health for several months but was able to be around as usual even on the morning of his death. He was found dead in an outbuilding by his wife who became alarmed at his remaining out of doors so long. Dr. TERRY was summoned and assisted in carrying him into the house but he had already passed away.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the late residence and were conducted by Rev. H. C. BROWN pastor of the M.E. chruch. Several appropriate selections were sung by Mr.s Blanche HELLIER accompanied by Mrs. Neva DENISON. There was a profusion of floral tributes. The pall bearers were: C.R. ALDRICH, Wm. MOLONEY, Wm. BURDEN, J.M. JACOBS, P.W. MAXFIELD, Frank DAVIS. Interment was in the Tampico cemetery.
Fredrick Lewis ALLEN, son of Charles and Lucy PAYNE was born December 15, 1857 at Batavia, Ill., When six years of age he went to live with his foster parents, George and Catherine ALLEN located in Buda moving with them the following year to Tampico which place has been his home the remaining years.
On Jan. 2, 1883 he was united in marriage to Nettie C. HEIN, to which union was born two children, May L. MITCHEL of Lanark and Edna E. GLASSBURN of Tampico. Thes daughters with the sorrowing widow, also two grandchildren and two half brothers, William T. ADAMS of Kansas City and Frank ADAMS of Naperville, besides other relatives and many friends remain to mourn his passing.