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|Cambria Freeman, 14 Oct 1904, Contributed by Patty Millich|
Dennis Allen, a former Pittsburg shoe merchant, who for the past eight years has made his home in Ebensburg with his daughter, Mrs. A. J. Darragh, died Saturday evening at 9:30 from asthma and heart trouble.
Mr. Allen was a Catholic and was born in County Antrim, Ireland and had he lived until the 19th of this month, he would have completed his seventy-fifth year.
Mr. Allen had suffered more or less from asthma and week heart for several years especially during the winter months but up until Tuesday of last week had been enjoying his usual health. On Tuesday he complained more than usual of his illness and went to bed and had not taken any solid food since. Even during the five days he was confined to his bed, Mr. Allen's condition was not regarded as serious and about three hours before his death he arose from his bed and sat in a chair in his chamber and conversed with Mrs. Darragh. He had been up but a short time when he took a weak spell and three hours later passed into eternity, having been conscious up to within a few minutes of his death.
Mr. Allen was a shoemaker by trade, having learned the trade in Ireland. Some years after coming to this country he started a shoe store in Pittsburg and up until some eight years ago, when he retired from business, conducted a large store there.
After retiring Mr. Allen continued to live in East End, Pittsburg, for a time, after which he came to Ebensburg and had resided here ever since. His wife, Mrs. Mary Fulton Allen, also a native or Ireland, died in Pittsburg fifteen years ago.
He leaves to survive him one daughter, Mrs. Mary J., wife of A. J. Darragh, of the West ward, Ebensburg.
The funeral took place in Pittsburg on Tuesday afternoon from McNulty's Chapel on Center Avenue, (Lawrenceville), East End, Pittsburg, at 2 o'clock. Interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery in the family plot beside the remains of his wife.