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Not related. I found 3 articles about John Allen.

Jacksonville Daily Journal; Sept. 28, 1919
“Numerous Residence Changes in Bluffs”
Johnny Allen is critically ill at his home and Mrs. Mary Mathews of Exeter has been engaged as day nurse.

Jacksonville Daily Journal; Oct. 4, 1919
Funeral Services For John Allen Were Held at Residence in Bluffs Thursday – Bluffs News Notes. Bluffs, Oct. 3 – Funeral services for the late John S. Allen were held at the family residence at 11 o’clock a.m. Thursday. The service was conducted by Rev. E. G. Rees, assisted by Rev. Scott Peake of Exeter. Miss Faye Rees sweetly sang the following solos: “Homeland” and “Good-night”. The beautiful floral tributes were in charge of Mesdames Allen M. King, Harrison King, H. H. Bancroft, C. M. Stewart, Jacksonville and Miss Mary Mathews. The bearers were Royal Oakes, E. B. Gray, H. C. Knoeppel, George Little, Fritz Haskell and Harry Mathews. Interment occurred at the Allen lot in Diamond Grove cemetery.

Winchester Times; Oct. 3, 1919
John S. Allen Answers Final Summons

John Sendder Allen passed away Monday morning at his residence in Bluffs after a brief illness. He had been a resident of Scott county since 1876 and the greater part of his life was spent near Exeter, where he followed the occupation of farming.

Mr. Allen was a brother of Mrs. W. H. King of Jacksonville, and his death leaves Mrs. King the only survivor of a family of five children.

Decedent was born in Petersburg, Oct. 24, 1873, and was the son of Dr. John and Emily Chandler Allen. His early life was spent in Menard county, but upon the death of his father the family moved to Jacksonville, where he attended Whipple academy. His father was a well known practitioner in the early days of Menard county and attended Ann Rutledge at the time of her last illness and formed the acquaintance of Abraham Lincoln, which acquaintance ripened into a close friendship and continued until the death of Dr. Allen.

March 15, 1876, Allen was united in married to Miss Carrie Harrison at her home in Exeter. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Marinda Allen. Three sisters preceded him in death: Cordelia Allen, Mary Allen and Emma Allen.

Mr. Allen was a man of wide reading and was ever regarded by his friends and associates as well versed on all questions of public interest. He was retiring in manner, kind and gracious as a neighbor, respected and honored for his integrity and high minded citizenship. In politics he affiliated with the republican party and his convictions in political issues were never in doubt. He held membership in the Modern Woodmen of America. The passing away of Mr. Allen brings to a close a companionship that had lasted nearly half a century and the loss of a faithful husband and a kind and indulgent father will be keenly felt, while the community will miss the virile citizenship of which John Allen was a type.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning in Bluffs. Interment took place in the Allen lot in Diamond Grove cemetery, Jacksonville, Thursday afternoon. – Jacksonville Journal.
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