ALLEN, DURETTA CATHERINE "CASS" - Adair County, Missouri | DURETTA CATHERINE "CASS" ALLEN - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Duretta Catherine "Cass" ALLEN

Shumaker or Shoemaker Cemetery
Adair County,

Apr. 3, 1846 Fairfield Co Ohio
Jun. 6, 1917
Charles Shumaker (1823 - 1877)
Mary Jane Wilson Shumaker (1822 - 1897)

Feb. 17, 1842
Feb. 2, 1925
Benjamin Franklin Allen (1809 - 1864)
Elizabeth F. Fry Allen (1810 - 1901)

Duretta Catherine Shumaker was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, April 3, 1846, died at her home 6 miles west of La Plata June 6, 1917, aged 71 years, 2 months and 3 days.
She was the third of six girls born to Chas. and Mary Shumaker, all of whom are left to mourn her death but one sister, Mrs. Ellen Ayers, who died some two years ago. The remaining sisters are; Mrs. Thomas Phillips and Mrs. Henry Clem of the Illinois Bend, Mrs. J. H. Rutherford, Chillicothe, Mo., Mrs. S. C. Mahuron, Hynes, Cal.
She was married to Robert L. Allen March 16, 1865. To this union eleven children were born, seven of whom are living as follows: Mrs. Ben Roberts, Hazelton, Kas.; Mrs. Elizabeth Shumaker, Kirksville, Mo.; Mrs. Willard Musick, La Crosse, Mo.; Mrs. Lon Shumaker, Novinger, Mo.; William Allen, La Crosse, Mo.; Ben T. Allen, Elmer, Mo.; and Henry Allen of Kendrick, Colo. She leaves her aged husband, nineteen grand-children, fifteen great-grandchildren and a host of relatives to mourn their loss.
Mrs. Allen united with the Baptist church in 1868 and was a faithful christian.
The funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. A. R. Foster of the Baptist church of La Plata. Interment in Shoemaker cemetery Thursday, June 7.

Kirksville, Missouri


R. L. Allen, aged 74 years, a former resident of the LaPlata neighborhood, died today at noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Shumaker, 215 West Scott Street. The funeral will be held from her home at 12 o'clock Tuesday and until that time the body will lie in state. Arrangements for burial had not been made up to the hour of going to press.
Besides Mrs. Shumaker, he leaves six other children, as follows:
Ben Allen, of Elmer; Bill Allen of Gifford; Mrs. Tena Musick, of LaPlata, Henry Allen, of Mammoth, Colo., Mrs. Ben Roberts, Hazelton, Kas., and Mrs. Ada Shumaker, of Madrid, Iowa.
Mr. Allen had been in Kirksville for about six months, and prior to that time had lived west of LaPlata.

La Plata, Missouri
February 1925


Father of Mrs. Tena Musick of This City-Funeral Tuesday
Word has reached her of the death of Mr. R. L. Allen of Kirksville, death occurring at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Shumaker at 215 West Scott, Monday at noon. Mr. Allen will be will remembered by the older people of LaPlata having resided near here for a number of years. He had been at the home of his daughter six months.
Besides Mrs. Shumaker he is survived by six other children, namely:
Ben Allen of Elmer, Bill Allen of Gifford, Mrs. Tina Musick, of La Plata, Henry Allen of Mammoth, Colo., Mrs. Ben Roberts, Hazelton, Kan., and Mrs. Ada Shumaker of Madrid, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Shumaker in Kirksville.

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Submitted: 10/11/16 • Approved: 10/13/16 • Last Updated: 3/26/18 • R798979-G798979-S3

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