|Johnstown Tribune; December 12, 1917|
William Oliver Allen, aged 60 years, who was stricken with paralysis while at work in the Stineman mines, South Fork, on the morning of December 3, died at his home there at 2 o'clock this morning. Mr. Allen was at work in the same room as his son, Daylous Allen, at the time he was stricken and was removed from the mine by his son and other miners. Pneumonia developed last week and caused his death. John Allen, a son of the deceased, was summoned home yesterday from the State of California and another son, Richard Allen, is a member of the 52nd Infantry Band at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. He was summoned home this morning. The funeral will likely take place on Sunday afternoon, the services to be conducted by the Rev. Joseph C. Brown, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mr. Allen was a member.
The deceased was born in England in 1858 and was seven years of age when he was brought to this country and located in Pennsylvania. W. O. Allen lived in Clearfield County for some years before locating in South Fork in 1899. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Isabella McKinzey Allen, who is a native of Houtzdale; two daughters, Mrs. Isabella Hesketh, whose husband, J. H. Hesketh, was killed on the Dunlo Branch of the P.R.R. on December 4, and by the following sons: William Allen of Patton, Daniel Allen, of Swissvale; Davious Allen, of South Fork; John Allen, of Monterey, Cal.; Richard Allen, of Fort Oglethorp, Ga., and Roy and Herbert Allen, both of Windber.