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Allen - John Barr "Jack"

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Tuesday, 8 March 1892 Edition

The sad news has been received here of the death of John Barr Allen, which occurred at Tacoma, Washington, where he has been engaged as a surveyor for several years. The funeral occurred at his old home in Rockville today.  Jack was a great favorite in Crawfordsville and had hundreds of friends here who will be both shocked and grieved to learn of his untimely death. Jack attended Wabash College for six years and graduated in the class of ’85. He engaged in the grocery business awhile with his father at the stand now held by Charles Ensminger, and then reported for a year on the Indianapolis Journal before leaving for the far West. Jack was a favorite in both college and town circles and was a bright, whole-souled young fellow. (thanks S)


Source: Crawfordsville Daily JOurnal Thursday, 17 March 1892 Edition

The superintendent of the surveying corps on which Jack Allen was employed when he died, has written his mother an account of his death, of which the following will be of interest to his many friends here: “We have worked together for the last year. On Friday afternoon, Feb. 26, John went home sick, but he thought not sick enough to call in a physician, only complaining of a headache. On Sunday afternoon, while sitting in the hotel, he was taken with convulsions. A doctor was called in and ordered him at once to the hospital. I called to see him on Monday morning; he was still semi-conscious. I found a physician had been engaged by a Mr. Brewer (Fred Brewer, ’91, Wabash College), a friend of John’s and I also called in my doctor and he gave me to understand he could not last long so I telegraphed you. He had the worst form of Bright’s disease. I looked to his having the best of attention. At 1 o’clock Tuesday morning he died.”

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