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Samuel William ALLEN

Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Occupation: Businessman, contractor, pastoralist, station owner
Place of Death: Black Range Hospital
Date of Death: 27 June 1944
Age:66 years
OGM Ref#: 1300
Headstone:OGM Aluminium


In Loving Memory
Samuel William
Beloved husband of
Fond father of
Reg, Jack and Betty
Died 27th June 1944
Aged 66 years
Ever Remembered


Deceased is one of nine children born in Victoria to Elizabeth Maria and Sam Allen. The deceased's brother, Robert Hamilton, died and was buried in Sandstone in 1929 as the result of suicide from a gunshot wound. Mr. Allen came to Mt. Magnet at the age of 16. For thirty years he was engaged in business in that district as a contractor until he took up a pastoral property in the Sandstone district. Always keenly interested in local affairs, Mr. Allen was for many years a member of the Mt. Magnet Road Board and later of the Black Range Road Board, of which he was chairman at the time of his recent illness. He was also interested in various sporting bodies in both districts, particularly the Mt Magnet Racing Club and the Sandstone Sports Club. The chief mourners at his funeral were his sons, R. D. Allen, B. J. Allen and his daughter, P. H. Broadhurst. Deceased is buried in the Presbyterian portion of the cemetery.

Parents:Elizabeth Maria (nee WOODCOCK) and Samuel ALLEN
Spouse:Ada Eva SYMONDS
Marriage Details:10 September 1907, Christian Chapel, Aldgate Valley, Adelaide; Marriage Reg.No.232/1267, Adelaide
Children:Reg (Sgt. R.D.), Jack (B.J.) and Betty (Mrs P.H.Broadhurst)
Birth Details:3 July 1878, Warracknabeal, Victoria; Birth Reg.No. 17837/1878, MURT, Victoria
Death Certificate:2/1944, Black Range
State Records Office: AU WA S34- cons3403 1944/1069 Title Samuel William Allen
Comments:Sandstone burial register lists his date of death as 21 June 1944, buried 23 June. However, the headstone states death as 27 June.

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