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ALLEN, Orlando

ALLEN, Orlando

Posted: 991483200000
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 998004846000
Surnames: Allen, O'Dell
Wallaceburg News
Wallaceburg, ON
Th, 21 Dec 1905, p. 1

A Christmas of Mourning

A Prominent Citizen Passes Away

By the hand of death Wallaceburg has lost this week a prominent and highly respected citizen in the person of Orlando Allen, and his demise has cast a gloom over the community. It is hard to realize that his kindly presence is no longer with us, that his familiar form will be seen no more. For several months he has been suffering from Bright's disease, bravely bearing up and attending to business until two weeks ago, when he was obliged to give up and take to his bed, but the efforts of two physicians were unavailing, and he passed away on Monday last, 28th inst., in his 68th year.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. Service at the house was conducted by his pastor, Rev. R. J. Garbutt, assisted by Rev. Mr. Newell, of St. James church, an old friend of the deceased. During the impressive service the Methodist choir rendered "Kissed by the Angel of Peace", T. B. Dundas and Mrs. Carscallen taking the duet part. Deceased was laid to rest in Wallaceburg cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, among whom were Charles Allen, Bothwell, brother; Wm. and Chas. Allen, Chatham; Mr. and Mrs. John Howser, Brigden; Mr. and Mrs. Norris Little and family, Lorain; Orlando Allen, Loraine. Mrs. Dan Taylor, of Buffalo, was unable to be present through sickness.

The late Orlando Allen was born at Ipswich, Sussex, England, coming to Canada when a boy of eight with his parents, and settled at Bothwell, where at the time of the oil boom he was deeply interested in oil with varying success. He married Miss E. O'Dell, of Bothwell. 23 years ago Mr. Allen and family moved to Wallaceburg, and has conducted a bakery and confectionery business, which is now carried on by his eldest son, Edgar. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church, and his death has caused a vacancy that will be hard to fill. He was an Oddfellow and in politics a leading Reformer.

The family are: Edgar, of Wallaceburg; Mrs. Norris Little, Loraine; Mrs. Dan Taylor, Buffalo; Orlando, Loraine; and Stanley (deceased). There are also seven grandchildren.

Among the many floral tributes was that sent by the ladies' aid of the Methodist church.


[Note: Miss E. O'Dell is Mary Elizabeth O'Dell.]

Re: ALLEN, Orlando

Posted: 1186366399000
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Dell, Allen
Can anyone make a connection between Orlando Allen (who was Elsie O'Dell's son-in-law) and Theodore Allen who was adopted by Elsie and her husband Russel? Thanks for any info.

Re: ALLEN, Orlando

Posted: 1382212538000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Orlando Allen
I have a book called " The Ontario Reader" signed and dated Orlando Allen Wallaceburg Jan 11th/86 (1886). In the front it says, " Steal not this book for fear of shame for the owner carries a big knife. " He has written all of this in cursive, and it looks as if he was practicing cursive in the back of this book. There are ink prints of old coins in the back of this book, and the book is about agriculture and some stories. Please respond

Yours truly,
Daniel Jacob Wentz

Re: ALLEN, Orlando

Posted: 1383078943000
Classification: Query
Dear Daniel,
How did you come by the book, are you related to Orlando Allen? My interest was in trying to link Orlando with Theodore Norval Allen. Theodore's adoptive parents were Orlando's in-laws and it seemed like more than a coincidence that they should have the same surname.
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