MIRIAM STEWART was born on March 22, 1833 in Carroll County, Ohio. She married Dr. George A. Allen on October 9, 1851 in Carroll County, Ohio by Samuel Williams, Justice of the Peace. George was born on February 23, 1833 in Carroll County, Ohio. His parents were Joseph and Sarah Manchester Allen of Perry Township, Carroll County, Ohio. George died on August 17, 1886 in Pella Marion County, Iowa. Miriam died on August 22, 1906. They are both buried in the Oak Wood Cemetery, Pella, Marion County, Iowa. Block 72, Section Old, Lot 135.
Miriam and George had the following children:
1. William L. "Will" Allen in September 1859 in Fairview/Jewett, Harrison County, Ohio. Will was a graduate of the King Eclectic Medical College of DesMoines, Iowa in 1889. Will married Della M. Wray on May 25, 1892 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Della was born February 21, 1871 in Leighton, Mahaska County, Iowa, her parents were John and Julia Phillips Wray.
Dr. Will Allen died on November 18, 1918 in National City, San Diego County, California of Chronic Nephritis. Della died on November 20, 1857 in National City, San Diego County, California.
2. Ariell C. Allen was born on April 20, 1863 in Carroll County, Ohio and died on February 26, 1888 and is buried in the Oak Wood Cemetery, Pella, Marion County, Iowa.
3. Laura May Allen was born on February 3, 1865 and died June 14, 1944 San Diego, San Diego County, California. She is buried in the Cyrpess View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego, San Diego County, California. Laura married James L. Bishop on Feburary 4, 1884 in Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa. They had a son, George Allen Bishop who was born on August 23, 2886 in Galesburg, Iowa and died on September 27, 1984 in San Diego County, California; he is buried in the Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego, San Diego County, California.
Laura was also married to Michael Hassig.
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Date: 5/8/2006 at 21:08:11
A practicing physician of Pella. Was born in Carroll county, Ohio, February 23, 1833, and raised in his native State. He made choice of medicine as a profession, and commenced preparing himself for its active duties; but impaired health led him into other pursuits, and in 1864 he came to this State and settled in Fairfield, Jefferson county. After a residence of two and one-half years he changed his place of residence to Birmingham, Van Buren county, and in 1872 came to this county. Engaged in the practice of his profession, in which he has been very successful. Dr Allen is one whom nature has wonderfully favored in the healing art; he exercises good judgment, and is particularly careful to administer those remedies which he knows will not injure, rather than experiment with the theories of others. He has built up a large and remunerative practice, and he is ever ready, regardless of weather or distance, to render immediate assistance to the sick and suffering. His cabinet of specimens of his own operations would be a credit to any physician of our larger cities, and the success that has attended them is a flattering testimonial of his skill. He married Miss Miriam Stewart in 1851. She was born in Carroll county, Ohio, March 22, 1833. Their family consists of three children: William L, A C and Laura W. William L is a graduate of the Central University, and is preparing himself for the practice of medicine.
History of Marion County, 1881, p. 640
Marion Biographies maintained by Allen Hibbard.
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SOURCES: Jerome Donald Gootee; History of Marion County, Iowa history; Iowa State Census Collection; 1850 Perry, Carroll County, Ohio United States Census; Family Search Website; George and Miriam Stewart Allen's Ohio marriage record and find a grave website; Ariell C. Allen's find a grave website; The Directory of Deceased American Physicians - Will L. Allen and California Death Index; Della Allen - U.S. Citizen Passenger list to Hawaii and California Death record; Laura Hassig death record in California and find a grave website. Laura May Allen's marriage record and 1900, 1910 and 1930 United States Census and California death record; George Allen Bishop's WWI draft registration, California death record and find a grave website.