The Easton Light
June 9, 1898
Date of death
Friday, June 7, 1898
Mrs. E. G. Allen died at her home in this place, Tuesday morning, June 7th, 1898, after a long and tedious illness at a ripe old age.
Elizabeth Givens Young was born in Jonesville, VA., July 9, 1828; at twenty years of age she was married to John Owens, and moved to Kansas in 1856. Three children were born to them - all dying in infancy. Mr. Owens died while in the service of his country in 1862. She was married to Edward Allen Jan. 21, 1869 [it should be Jan 31]. The deceased joined the Methodist Episcopal church when she was eighteen years old, and died trusting Jesus.
Funeral services were conducted from the M.E. church by the pastor, W. H. Layton, at 2 p.m. yesterday, and the remains were consigned to their final resting place, by the side of her companions and children, in the Easton cemetery. It was raining, and very muddy, which prevented a large attendance, yet the house was well filled wish (sic) sympathizing friends.
Mrs. Allen had been in business at this place many years longer than any other person here; in fact, hers is the oldest store, and she was always found inside ready to wait on a customer.
Having no blood relation in this country, she willed all here property to her husband's nephew, E. N. Allen, of St. Joseph, Mo