Joseph Smith "Joe" Allen

(Date Unknown - January 15, 1955)

The Lusk Herald
January 20, 1955

Joe Allen Dies Of Heart Attack In Texas Saturday

Joseph "Joe" Smith Allen, a former Lusk resident who was living in Snyder, Texas died Saturday of a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Allen came to Lusk in 1949 from his home in Wilkinsburg, Penn. While in Lusk he was employed at the Midwest Hardware and at the Ben Franklin Store. He was an active member of St. George's Episcopal Church of Lusk. He served on the Executive Committee of the church here. Mr. Allen served as the treasurer of the Lusk Commercial Club.

Prior to the fatal heart attack he had suffered two previous attacks. He had one attack not long before leaving Lusk and another since moving to Texas.

Mrs. Ruth McBirney of Lusk is Mr. Allen's daughter. She left Lusk Monday and flew to Pennsylvania from Cheyenne. Other survivors include his wife; another daughter, Mrs. E. C. Harper of Snyder, Texas; a son, Joseph, Jr. of Wilkinsburg, Penn.; a step-son, Harold Kanaver, of Pennsylvania.

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