Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal September 12, 1891
Isaac Allen and Meredith Rountree suddenly Expire From Heart Disease.--Within a few hours of each other two of Crawfordsville's oldest and best known citizens were called almost without warning On Tuesday night Isaac Allen, of south Green street, died suddenly near New Ross. He had been traveling about selling medicine and about dark put up at the residence of a Mr. Vancleave, three miles west of New Ross, to spend the night. He was assigned to a room and retired. In a few minutes the family was aroused by a noise proceeding from his chamber. Hastening in they discovered him suffering great agony. They asked if they could do anything to relieve him. but before he could answer he fell over dead Coroner Bronaugh went out Wednesday, afternoon and the remains were brought to the family home in this city Mr Allen was 52 years old and was born in Brown township where he lived until 1873 when he removed to this city. He has served as deputy sheriff of this county and has many friends here. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Doc Britton, and two sons, Joe and Frank.
--------- Meredith Rountree had been unwell for several days, but none of his family or friends expected his demise Wednesday. Shortly before noon he stood in his back yard conversing with a neighbor and upon entering the house was attacked by heart disease and expired almost instantly. Mr. Rountree was 77 years of age, being born in North Carolina in 1814. Mr. Rountree has resided in this county since 1805. Mr. Rountree was married twice and leaves one surviving son, D. W. Rountree, by his first wife. His second wife still lives. Mr. Rountree was a gentleman noted for many virtues and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn bis death. The funeral occurred Friday morning, Rev. J. Barnhill officiating. The interment took place at Mr. Rountree's old house at Alamo. - thanks to Kim H for these :)