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Herbert Lee Allen (1871 - 1936)

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Herbert Lee (Lee) Allen
Born in Rockvale Township, Ogle, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 27 Sep 1897 in Shannon, Carroll, ILmap
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Died in Ogle, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 14 Feb 2020 | Created 26 Feb 2016 | Last significant change: 14 Feb 2020
03:13: David Wilson edited the data for Herbert Lee Allen (1871-1936). (Merged Allen-23881 into Allen-20990: Clear duplicate.) [Thank David for this]
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After marrying Fama Viola Bohner on September 27, 1897, H. Lee Allen built a home next door to that of his parents, at 509 South Fourth Street, Oregon, Ogle, Illinois, where both of the children were born and Lee lived until his death. He owned the Allen (department) Store, was a stockholder in the bank, and served as the mayor of Oregon, Illinois. Lee also had a fine tenor voice and enjoyed singing to the piano accompaniment of his wife Fama.

Lee’s creed, “I Need Not Fear,” was read at his funeral by Rev. Bickenbach:

If I live a life that is clean and square, and I love my fellow man, And I lend him a hand to help him bear his burden whenever I can, I need not fear what the future holds nor what the reward shall be, For the mighty love that all enfolds will most surely care for me.

If I speak a good word of cheer to one whose sorrows have borne him down, And I give him new hope to journey on and change to a smile his frown, I shall not dread when the shadows fall and the end of life draws near, For that wondrous love that shelters all will drive away my fear.

For my life is measured by what I mete, and I earn my own reward, So the love I give makes my heart complete, and through it I gain the reward. For whether I dwell in a house by the road or far from the haunts of men, If only my love makes bright the abode, no fear shall enter it then. – Anonymous


  • The History of Ogle County, Illinois, Containing A History of the County---Its Cities, Towns, Etc., A Biographical Directory of Its Citizens, War Records of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, PORTRAITS OF EARLY SETTLERS AND PROMINENT MEN, History of the Northwest, History of Illinois, Map of Ogle County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., ILLUSTRATED, Chicago, H. F. Kett & Co., Times Building, 1878, p. 753
  • Allen, Fama Viola Bohner. Geological research papers.

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