ALLEN, ORA MAY - Benton County, Arkansas | ORA MAY ALLEN - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Rogers City (Rogers) Cemetery
Benton County,

Mar 16 1877 - Mar 16 1924

Rogers Democrat
Thursday, March 20, 1924

ALLEN, Ed - Ed Allen, constable of Esculapia township and proprietor of the Ozark Garage on South First street of this city, was instantly killed at a late hour Sunday night when an automobile he was driving was struck by a runaway horse and buggy. The accident occurred east of Rogers on the road to the Panorama, about a mile north and west of the old Carl Starck place. The tip of the buggy shaft struck Mr. Allen just over the heart, breaking several ribs and although he was a large man of unusually strong physique, the shock was so terrific that he never spoke and it is thought death must have resulted practically at once. Mr. Allen, in company with Jack Napier, who works in the garage, and Winfred McDaniels, left Rogers about nine o'clock Sunday night to raid a place east of Rogers, supposed to be the gathering place of gamblers and bootleggers. They found the house dark and were returning home shortly after ten o'clock when they saw a horse and buggy approaching them. Mr. Allen, who was driving a Chandler car, turned out to give the buggy half the road but found too late that the horse had no intention of giving up any of the right-of-way. As he attempted to pull the car to the right far enough to allow the horse and buggy to pass, the left front buggy wheel caught inside the left front wheel of the car, demolishing both the car light and the buggy wheel. The shaft, torn loose from the buggy, swing around and just missed the windshield, was thrust through the side curtain with terrific force and struck Mr. Allen on the left side. The force of the blow and the tight grip on the wheel, combined in such a wrench that the steering wheel was torn loose. As the horse jerked with full weight on the shaft the harness was torn loose and the animal proceeded home with only the collar. As the accident happened almost in front of the Wm. Bly farm house Napier and McDaniels phoned from there to Rogers for a doctor and the body of the unfortunate man was carried there. Dr. Curry was soon at the Bly home but there was nothing he could do. An examination showed that the skin had not been broken by the blow as the body was protected by the coat and overcoat, but the bruised area and crushed ribs testified to the force with which the sharp shaft had hit him. Sheriff George Maples and Deputy Joe Gailey had also been notified at Bentonville and were soon on the grounds and made a careful examination of the car and surroundings. There have been many weird rumors on the street regarding the accident but the officers found no reason for not accepting the story of the collision and death as it has been give here. The horse and buggy belonged to Lamont Graham, son of Albert Graham of Monte Ne, who was visiting at a home some distance down the road. The horse had managed to slip his bridle and started for home in a hurry. Young Graham had heard the noise of the disappearing horse and buggy and was in pursuit when he arrived at the scene of the collision. No blame attaches to Graham and the accident was just one of those unforeseen tragedies that seemingly cannot be avoided. Mr. Allen had been a resident of this section for many years and was one of our best known citizens. For a number of years he was foreman of the White Lime Company plant at Limedale and also owned a farm near there. Some twenty years ago he married Miss Ora Hummel, a daughter of Al Hummel, and besides his wife he is survived by five children, two daughters and three sons. Ruth, the oldest daughter, is president of the Senior class of the Rogers High School; Burt, 17 years, the oldest son, worked in the garage with his father. The other children are Tony, 15; Roy, 8 and May, 2. Sunday was Mr. Allen's 47th birthday and the family spent the most of the day in Bentonville at the home of his brother, Lee Allen. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters in Missouri. The deceased was always known as a hard-working, energetic citizen and business man and had been making good as constable in every way. He did not know the meaning of the word fear and was held in respect by every law breaker in this part of the country. As the news of his death spread among our people Monday morning, and also in the big crowd at the opening day of court at Bentonville, it was surprising to learn how wide was his acquaintance and how sincere the expressions of regret at his unfortunate and untimely death. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the First M.E. church and in spite of the very inclement weather the church was crowded by the many friends of the deceased, quite a number coming from the country. Had it been a nice day many would have been unable to get in the church. The service was conducted by Rev. Lucke.

July 22 1887* - Feb 21 1926

Rogers Daily Post
Tuesday, February 23, 1926

The entire community was saddened Sunday to learn of the death of Mrs. Ed Allen, who had been seriously ill with pneumonia and complications for the past two weeks. She was moved last week to the home of her uncle, C.R. Latto, and hopes for her recovery were entertained until the last but she grew gradually worse until the end came at noon Sunday. Mrs. Allen was born July 22, 1887 at Gandy, Nebr.. She was married in December 1904 to Ed Allen at Monte Ne, Arkansas. To them were born five children, all of whom are living. Her husband was killed March 16, 1924 when a runaway horse plunged into the car which he was driving, the shaft of the buggy striking with such violent force just over the heart that instant death resulted. The Allens were a well known family and have been residents of Benton County for many years and have lived in Rogers for the past eight or ten years. Mr. Allen, at the time of his death, was the owner and proprietor of the Ozark Garage, which business Mrs. Allen continued to operate for some months subsequent to his death. For 18 or 19 years, however, previous to his acquiring the garage, Mr. Allen was superintendent of the Rogers White Lime Co. at Limedale. Mrs. Allen was a loving and devoted mother, a kind and helpful neighbor and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her mother and father, her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Latto of Rogers and by her five children, Mrs. Earl Weaver, Bert, Tony, Roy and Betty Mae Allen, all of whom were constantly at her bedside during her illness and were with her at the end. Her son-in-law, Earl Weaver, who is employed at Toledo, Ohio, arrived on No. 3 Monday night to be present at the funeral services which were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Baptist Church, interment in the City Cemetery. The Daily Post wishes to join in extending the deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

Rogers Democrat
Thursday, February 25, 1926

ALLEN, Ora May HUMMEL - Mrs. Ed Allen died Sunday noon at the home of her aunt, Mrs. C.R. Latto, in the northeast part of town after a ten days illness with flu and complications. She was moved from her home on West Poplar last week in order that she might have more quiet surroundings and it was thot by the family and friends that she was improving so that her death on Sunday came as a decided shock to everyone. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. A.A. DuLaney. The wide acquaintance of the deceased and the high esteem in which she was held by the entire community was shown by the large number at the funeral services and by the many beautiful flowers. Interment was in the city cemetery by the side of her husband, the late Ed Allen, whose tragic death March 16, 1924 when he was killed by a runaway horse as he was making a night trip southeast of Rogers in his capacity as township constable, is still fresh in the memory of our people and they have the deepest sympathy for the five children so lately bereft of both the father and mother. Mrs. Allen was 38 years old, having been born at Gandy, Nebraska July 22, 1887. Her maiden name was Ora May Hummel and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Hummel, came to Benton county and settled near Monte Ne when she was a young girl. Mr. and Mrs. Hummel are spending the winter in Florida and could not come to the funeral. She was married to Ed Allen at Monte Ne in December 1904. For a number of years they lived at Cross Hollows where Mr. Allen was foreman of the Rogers White Lime Works but later they moved to Rogers. To them were born five children, all of whom are living: Mrs. Earl Weaver who had just resigned her position at the Benton County Hardware Co. to join her husband in Ohio; Bert, who has been attending college in Tennessee, Tony, Roy and Betty Mae. Mrs. Allen was a woman of ability and energy, always ready to help in every worthy cause, and had been especially active in the work of the Rogers School Improvement Association. After the death of her husband she continued the automobile garage for a time and gave it her personal attention. She will be missed in many circles in Rogers and in the little home circle there is a vacancy that can never be filled.

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