St. Ambrose (Woodland) Cemetery
Polk County, Iowa
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Cletus Allen 1895-1901
Son of Frank E. Allen & Elizabeth Helen Allen (Holland)

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Posted on Sep-7-2008 by JOAN HANLON
Obituary Des Moines Daily News 16 July 1901 "Little Boy Burns To Death...Set Grass on Fire and Mother Sees Him Burn. Cletus Allen, aged 5 years and 6 months was burned to death Monday afternoon at Valley Junction. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Allen. The little on had been playing on a vacant lot one block from home. His mother heard cries and running out saw him coming toward home.

Posted on Sep-7-2008 by JOAN HANLON
Obit (cont'd) "Before she reached him every stitch had burned off and he was frightfully injured. Medical aid failed to give relief and within an hour he died. It is supposed he had secured a match from the house and with other children had started a grass fire. Mr. Allen is section yard master for the Rock Island. The remains of the little one will be taken to Grinnell tomorrow."

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