Obituary Record

Helen (Pierce) Allen
Died on 3/17/1934
Buried in Blair Cemetery

d. 17 March 1934

#1-Mrs. C. M. Allen Dies Wednesday Of Heart Attack

Well-Known Blair Woman Died At Home On East Grant Street

Six Children And Husband Survive

Belonged to Episcopal Church; Active Worker in Monday Afternoon Club, D.A.R., Pioneer Club, and Wilde-Wood Circle

Blair residents were shocked Wednesday to hear of the death that afternoon of Mrs. C. M. Allen, 51, daughter of a pioneer Blair family and for many years a prominent leader in church and social activities of this city. Death, which came about 3:30 in the afternoon, was caused by a heart attack.

Mrs. Allen, although she had not been feeling in the best of health for some time, had planned on attending the state D.A.R. convention in Wayne, and was to leave for the conference Wednesday morning. A slight cold, however, compelled her to remain at home. Here sister and sister-in-law, Mrs. W. W. Wilkinson and Mrs. A. J. Lazure, who went on to Wayne, were notified Wednesday afternoon of the death, and returned to Blair by automobile at once.

A member of the Episcopal church of Blair during her life, Mrs. Allen was long one of the leaders in the church organizations and activities. She was also one of the most active members of the Ni-Ku-Mi Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Monday Afternoon club, Washington County Old Settlers and Pioneers Association, and the Wilde-Woods Circle.

Born in Blair as Helen Pierce, November 22, 1882, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pierce, she spent her entire lifetime in Washington county. She attended the Blair public schools, and graduated from Blair high school in May, 1902.

Five months after her graduation, in October, 1902, she was united in marriage to Clyde M. Allen, at the Episcopal church in Blair. To Mr. and Mrs. Allen were born one son, Stanley Pierce Allen, and five daughters, Winifred, Ruth, Margaret, Emily and Alice. The husband and six children survive. Also left to mourn her death are her mother, Mrs. E. C. Pierce, and three sisters, Mrs. W. W. Wilkinson and Mrs. F. A. Abbott of Blair, and Mrs. W. S. Rothery of California. There are several nieces and nephews and one grandchild.

Only last summer Mrs. Allen had spent some time visiting in Burlington, Vermont, returning to Blair in the fall.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at the home at 2 o’clock , and at the Episcopal church at 2:30, Rev. L. W. Gramly officiating. Burial will be in the Blair cemetery.

#2-18 Mar., 1934 - The Enterprise


Sudden Death is a Shock to Many Washington County Friends

Victim of a heart attack, Mrs. Clyde M. Allen, member of a prominent pioneer Washington county family and for years a leader in Nebraska D.A.R. activities, died suddenly at her home on Walker Avenue about four o’clock Wednesday afternoon.

News of Mrs. Allen’s death came as a shock to the entire community, for although she had been troubled occasionally by a heart disorder, she had not been in ill health. Mrs. Allen had planned to accompany her mother, Mrs. E. C. Pierce, her sister, Mrs. W. W. Wilkinson and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe Lazure to Wayne Wednesday to attend a state convention of the D.A.R. Because she was not feeling well she cancelled the trip.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Friday afternoon, at the house at 2 o’clock and at the Episcopal church at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. L. W. Gramly will officiate.

Surviving are the husband, a son, S. Pierce Allen, who is farming in the Wranch school vicinity, and five daughters, Winifred, Ruth, Margaret, Emily and Alice, all of whom live at home. Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. E. C. Pierce and three sisters, Mrs. William Wilkinson, Mrs. Fred Abbott of Blair and Mrs. Cora Rothery of California.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

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