The grave marker for Lucy J. Allen, who died during the summer of 1884. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Aug. 1, 1884, in the Weekly Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 3.

Philomath Items.

DIED.—At her parental home at Philomath, in this county, on Sunday evening, July 27th 1884, Miss Lucy J. Allen, daughter of Rev. N.W. Allen.

The citizens of Philomath and vicinity were called upon to pay the last tribute of respect to one who has fallen in our midst in the prime of life and usefulness. She was born in Umpqua valley, Oregon, and when a young girl her parents moved to Philomath, where they still reside. She was the daughter of the Rev. N.W. Allen, well known in this county, and had finished her education here in Philomath college and graduated with honor to herself, and had entered upon an active life of usefulness in teaching and in being book keeper in her father’s store. It was while teaching school in Kings valley in this county she contracted a cold which settled upon her lungs and finally terminated in consumption. She passed quietly away on Sunday evening at 6:30 o’clock, in the full assurance of faith and of immortality and eternal life. The funeral took place on Monday July 28th in the College Chapel at Philomath, with a very impressive sermon, preached by Bishop Castle. Many eyes wet with tears told the tender sympathy that was felt for the one that is now forever gone from our midst. Peace to her ashes.

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