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NAME: Allen, Francis Wesley (m. Melissa Harlan)
Francis Wesley Allen was born near Terra Haute, Ind., Oct. 7, 1838, and died near Houston, Mo., July 21, 1901, aged 62 years, 9 months and 14 days. When a child he moved to Iowa with his parents. Was married to Melissa Harlan, Sept. 27, 1860. To them were born eight children, two of them preceding him to the better world. He was converted and joined the U. B. church at Hansell, Iowa, in 1887 and lived an earnest, christian life thereafter. Mr. Allen and wife and two sons moved to Houston, Mo., in the fall of 1896. He will be greatly missed by the sorrowing family and community at large. He was brought back to Hansell and buried in the Harlan cemetery.