Sunday, January 26, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: # 4 Thomas Merrill Allee of Pueblo County, Colorado

I never knew my great-grandfather Allee, as he died before my birth. One of the keepsakes held by a cousin is a hand-written memorial booklet from his funeral. I was fortunate to be able to scan it during a family reunion, and the obituary portion of it is transcribed here with a few punctuation changes.

Thomas Marrell [sic] Allee was born at Garner, Texas, January 5, 1877, and departed this world January 22, 1948. He was united in marriage to Laura Ann Pryor at Mineral Wells, Texas, August 31st, 1902, and to this union eight children were born.

Two have preceded in death -- Gilbert, July 7, 1919; Ura Maggie, June 16, 1907. Survivors are four sons, Fayette F., Tucson, Arizona; Willie G., Beulah, Colo.; Thomas M. Jr., Alhambra, Calif,; and Bert, Pueblo, Colo. Two daughters, Ima Hersinger, Lake City, Colo.; Cleda Blue, Cheyenne, Wyo. Three brothers, Andrew, Beulah, Colo.; Elbert, Riverside, Calif.; and Joe, Elk City, Okla. One sister, Mrs. Margaret Harwood, San Diego, Calif. and his widow Laura A.

In September, 1902, he and bride moved to Duncan, Oklahoma, and farmed in different parts of the state until February, 1928, when he and family moved to Colorado, farming in the Rye and Beulah districts until moving to Pueblo in March, 1942, where he was employed by the city of Pueblo, until he took ill October 20th, 1947.

He was converted at Buffalo, Okla., in Sept., 1926, and became a member of the church there. Membership was transferred to Rye Community and Beulah Methodist Church then to Bruner Park Church where he was a member until death.

Other tidbits:
Music selected was Jesus is Tenderly Calling and God Be With You Til We Meet Again.
Interment was at Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colorado.

Quick page from Photographie kit by Joanne Brisebois, Digital Scrapper, October, 2012

1 comment:

  1. It is my conclusion that Laura Pryor Allee wife of Thomas Merrill Allee is the daughter of Mary Jane Smith Pryor wife of Benjamin Franklin Pryor.