Person:Asher Allen (1)

m. 1847
  1. Madelia Allen1848 - 1930
  2. Asher Dwight Allen1853 - 1928
  • HAsher Dwight Allen1853 - 1928
  • WViola Brown1851 - 1916
m. 26 Sep 1877
Facts and Events
Name Asher Dwight Allen
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 Jun 1853 Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
Marriage 26 Sep 1877 to Viola Brown
Death[1] 31 Dec 1928 Milton Junction, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Milton Junction Telephone
    January 3, 1929.

    Asher Dwight Allen, son of Deacon Loander and Almira Babcock Allen, was born in the town of Milton, Wis., June 29, 1853 and died at his home in Milton Junction, Wis., December 31, 1928, being seventy-five and one half years old.
    His ancestors are traced back through New York and Rhode Island to Scotland. His father was a brother of Jonathan Allen, for many years the president of Alfred University at Alfred, N. Y. His father came to Rock County, Wis., when he was seventeen years old, where he made his home and spent his days. Asher was born here and lived in and about Milton and Milton Junction all his life except a few years in his early married life 1878-1880 which were spent in Utica, Wis. At his death he still owned the old homestead in the town of Lima, east of Milton though he had lived a number of years in his home in Milton Junction.
    At about twenty-five years age he was married to Viola Brown of Berlin, Wis. They had no children. Mrs. Allen died Oct. 6, 1916. After that, his older sister, Medelia, kept house for him for a while, but he has lived alone for a number of years. For a short time before his death Merritt Van Horn and wife have kept house for him and were with him to the last.
    Shortly after his marriage he became serious minded on account of the severe illness of his younger sister, Dora, and according to his promise to his Heavenly Father, after her recovery he was baptized and united with the Milton Junction S. D. B. church, Sept. 17, 1881. Here he was a faithful member till his death. He was faithful in attendance upon the services of the church, including the prayer meeting until it was physically impossible for him to do so. His interest was with the church and it's work. He served as trustee of the church continuously from 1911, when he succeeded his father.
    Mr. Allen is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Medelia Ayres of Panama City, Florida, who is five years his senior, and Mrs. Dora Birmingham of Lansing, Michigan, who is ten years his junior, also other relatives and friends and neighbors who hold in memory his beautiful Christian life.
    Farewell services were conducted Thursday, January 3, 1929 at 2:30 p.m. from his home church at Milton Junction by his pastor, Rev. John F. Randolph, assisted by Rev. E. E. Sutton. Interment was in Milton Junction cemetery.