(June 18, 1878 - December 6, 1937)
The Lusk Herald
December 25, 1937
By his request the Obituary of Gaylord Allen was written by his cousin Jessie Baughn.
The community is again shocked and saddened by the passing from our midst of a long-time and well known resident on Monday morning , December 6, Gaylord Allen passed away at his ranch home 14 miles south of Douglas at the age of 59. Gaylord had been in failing health for several years suffering from a heart aliment. He said to Mrs. Allen Sunday that he did not feel so well, but he ate supper with her, and played the radio for some time before retiring.About 11 o'clock he became worse and Mrs. Allen walked to the McDaunald ranch to summon help, and called Dr. Schaffer, who arrived before Mr. Allen passed away, but was unable to relieve him. Mr. Allen said the end was near, and made several requests which have all been fulfilled. He chose his own pall bearers, who were his schoolmates and lifetime friends.
He was brave and courageous to the end and went to meet his maker undaunted and unafraid.
George Gaylord Allen was born June 18, 1878 in Taylor County, Iowa. He was the son of Nuten B. and Sitney Allen, At the age of seven years he moved with his parents and sister Winnie to Manville, Wyoming, where he grew to manhood. He attended the public schools and was an active member of the Methodist Church and Sunday School.
He was twice married. In 1898 he was married to Elsie Hughes, daughter of Rev. E.P. Hughes. To this union were born four children; three sons and one daughter. The first son died in infancy, and the daughter passed away at the age of 22, leaving an infant daughter who lives with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Moss of Crawford, Nebr.
On the 10th day of May 1918 he was married to Mrs. Laura Hughes and resided in Manville where he clerked for the Manville Mercantile Company for several years. In 1928 they moved to their ranch 14 miles south of Douglas where he resided until his death. His two sons, Edgar and Lloyd, are employed by the Carbon Black at Lance Creek, Wyoming, and a step-son, Homer Hughes, owns and operated a shoe store in Lusk, Wyoming. He leaves to mourn his loss, his faithful and loving wife, two sons, Edgar and Lloyd, step-son, Homer, his daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends . His father, mother, one sister, one daughter, one infant son, preceded him in death.
He is a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge of Manville.
Gaylord was a man of a loving disposition. His life was clean, high minded. He was an esteemed citizen, good neighbor, a faithful loving husband and father, and will be sadly missed by all.
On Wednesday, December 8, funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Douglas. By Gaylord's request, Rev. John McIntire delivered the sermon which was very effective. The music was very touchingly and and beautifully rendered by a Douglas quartet. Interment was made in the Douglas cemetery. many sorrowing friends and relatives gathered to pay their last respects; and the abundance of beautiful flowers bespoke of the respect and esteem in which he was held.
Pallbearers were Mike Conors of Midwest, Wyoming, Charlie Bright of Midwest, Wyoming, Frank Brooks of Manville, Wyoming, Billie Brooks of Manville, and George Brooks of Douglas, Wyoming; all school mates and Mint Roush of Douglas an old time friend.
As I sit alone in sadness today
Thinking of the days gone by;
I think of the days we spent together
My Cousin, Gaylord and I.
As I have lived so near him,
And watched his life unfold,
Each day has been filled with kindness,
And good deeds to his fellow men.
Gaylord was a good kind husband,
And a father of which to be proud,
He was faithful, kind and loving,
And a friend to every one.
As we bow out heads in silence,
And bid out last farewell,
Let us pray, we will meet him,
And in Heaven, with him may dwell.
His cousin, Jessie Baughn
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