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Denver Times, Page 2, 1/2/1895

Longmont, Colo., Jan 2,--(Special.)--Frank Affalter, who has been attending school at Fort Collins, came home and was taken sick, immediately after his arrival.  He died before medical attention could be secured.  The local physicians are unable to ascertain the cause of his death.  The deceased had a brother who died under similar circumstances three years ago.

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver



ALLEN, Elizabeth C., (Mrs.)


While Temporarily Insane, Mrs. Allen Kills Herself.


The Aged Lady Brooded Over the Loss of Securities Which She Expected to Leave Her Children Until Her Mind Became Unbalanced--She Took Forty Grains of Morphine With Fatal Results.

Denver Post, 3/9/1895

     Mrs. Elizabeth C. Allen, one of the early pioneers of Denver, committed suicide on Thursday afternoon by taking 40 grains of morphine at her home 3939 Market St.

     The pioneer lady was 56 years of age and became insane over her business troubles because of the alleged misappropriation of $32,000 of her money by attorneys.

     Mrs. Allen owned the two lots upon which the Mining Exchange is erected.  Two years ago she disposed of the property for a consideration of $50,000.00.

     Just $32,000 of this amount was invested by Merritt & Grommon upon a mortgage on property at the corner of Fifteenth Streets and Court Place.  Part of the balance was invested in real estate and the remainder was deposited in the First National Bank.

     After Merritt & Grommon made the investment for her she was anxious to place her securities in shape for her only  daughter, Mrs. Hettie Drummond, who was the first white child born in Denver.

     With that intention it is alleged she called upon her attorneys and gave them into their possession with her blank endorsement.

     It is further alleged that the attorneys filled in the endorsement and negotiated a loan of $20,000 upon Mrs. Allen's securities.  Two years ago, hearing of her attorneys actions, she endeavored to obtain their return, but was not successful.

     Wednesday, previous to taking her life, she remained up throughout the night in a condition bordering upon insanity over her troubles.  Her daughter, who resides with her, tried to pacify her but met with very little success.  On Thursday morning she retired and dozed off for a few hours but on awakening her condition of the previous evening continued.

     Mrs. Drummond wanted to send for the family physician, but her mother would not permit her.  All day long she remained in a state of despondency.

     A little after 3 o'clock, Mrs. Drummond left her mother to call upon a neighbor to send for a physician.  Her visit was only a few minutes and when she returned she found her mother lying across the bed.

     On seeing her daughter enter the room, she said to her:

     "Hettie I am tired of life, and God knows I have had grief enough.  My dear child, I have taken a fatal dose".

     A sixty-grain morphine bottle on a chair, three-fourths empty told her daughter the story and she at once sent for a physician.

     Dr. Jaeger responded promptly and labored with the woman until 7:30 o'clock in the evening, when she died.

     Mrs. Allen was an old and respected resident of the city and a member of the Pioneers Association.  She crossed the plains with an ox team in 1849.

     The deceased leaves an estate valued at $75,000.  The coroner has taken charge of the case.

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
October 20, 1911 Page 3


Wife of Highway Commission Chairman Came Here With Husband in 1874.

Mrs. Eugenia Carlin Allen, wife of C. P. Allen, Chairman of the State Highway Commission, and for twenty-eight years chief engineer of the Denver Union Water Company, and who is the mother of twelve children, all living in Denver, died at her home 2923 West Eighteenth Avenue, yesterday morning, of pneumonia. Mrs. Allen was taken sick Sunday. Her death was unexpected. 

She was born in West Quincy, Ill., sixty-three years ago. She married there and came to Denver with her husband in 1874. Most of her large family were born in this city. 

Besides her husband, Mrs. Allen leaves eight girls and four boys to mourn her demise. The children are all living, and all reside in this city. They are:Mrs. Anselmo MartinMrs. C. F. StrongW. F. AllenMrs. Theodore StressJulia AllenC. P. Allen, Jr.Elizabeth J. AllenGertrude AllenT. Carlin AllenMazea AllenJosephine Allen and Robin Allen. The funeral probably will be held Sunday.

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., 10/21/1911 & 10/22/1911
Funeral Notice:
ALLEN--Eugenia C. Allen, beloved wife of Charles P. Allen. Funeral from residence 2923 West Eighteenth Avenue, Sunday at 2 o'clock. Funeral private.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

(Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.; June 28, 1911 Page 5)
Mrs. George R. Allen Dead

Mrs. Lottie W. Allen, wife of George R. Allen, district traffic superintendent of the Western Union Telegraph Company, died at the family residence, 2749 Race St., at 12:20 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Allen was 34 years old and the immediate cause of the death was tuberculosis.

Death Notice: 6/29/1911
Died:  ALLEN--Lottie W. Allen, at residence, June 28. Remains to Martin's, Colfax and Broadway, notice later.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

ALTMAN, Morris


Denver Post, 3/7/1895

     M. D. Altman, the well-known wholesale liquor dealer, died last night at his residence, 2341 Clarkson Street.  The deceased has lived in Denver twenty years.  He leaves a wife and two children.  He was a member of the Knights of Honor, Odd Fellows and I. O. B. B.

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., October 5, 1911 Page 5

Mrs. M. A. Alvord Kept Famous Hotel in Denver in Seventies.

Residents of Gilpin County during the 60's and 70's and of Denver during the 70's remember Mrs. M. A. Alvord, whose death at the home of her daughter in Palo Alto, California, August 2 has been announced here.

Mrs. Alvord was a pioneer to Colorado in '59 and for fifteen years lived at Central City. In 1875, she moved to Denver and kept a famed hostelry known as the Alvord House, the building still standing opposite the Windsor Hotel on Larimer Street.

Two daughters survive her; Mrs. Orlando North of Palo Alto and Mrs. Lewis C. Rockwell, the latter's late husband having been United States District Attorney for Colorado.  

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

(Rocky Mountain News, Denver, September 19, 1911 Page 3)

Mrs. Christina Anderson, for thirty seven years a resident of Denver, died at the home of her son, Peter Anderson, 449 Ogden Street, yesterday morning. The funeral will take place from the house Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Mrs. Anderson was 88 years old. She belonged to a family noted for longevity, and is survived by ten children whose combined ages foot up 575 years, and by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The ten children are: D. A. Anderson, Fort Smith, Ark.; Mrs. Carpio Sath, Alameda, Cal.; Mrs. Charles Swanson, Cany, Idaho; Magnus and Peter Anderson and Mrs. Martha Morrison, Denver; A. L. Anderson; late of Central City and now of Denver; Erik Anderson, Montrose, Colo.; Mrs. J. E. Peters, Pasadena, Cal., and Mrs. O. P. Olson of Denver.

Mrs. Anderson was noted for her activity in charitable work.  

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)



Denver Republican, 1/2/1895 Page 5

     It Occurred In Florida On Tuesday, Being Caused By Consumption.

     Intelligence reached Denver yesterday from Zellwood, Fla.; of the death  of Frank Archer of Denver.  He died on the afternoon of Jan. 1 of consumption.  Interment will be made at Reading, Pa.  At the time of his death he was in company with his sister, who left Denver about a month ago to join him.

     Frank Archer was born in St. Louis about thirty-five years ago and came to Colorado when still a young man.  Until about four years ago he was engaged in agricultural pursuits, having a large and very fine ranch up the Platte.  Ill health compelled him to leave Colorado and he sold his ranch to Brad Dubois.  He then set out to travel.  This took him all over this continent and to Europe.  Two years ago he was in Europe trying to get rid of a severe attack of rheumatism and it was then he engendered the disease which has just proven fatal.  Returning to the United States he went to Arizona.  A year ago he came back to Denver but remained but a short time.  It is less than two months since he went to Florida in hopes of bettering his physical condition, a journey that was in vain, however.

     He was well known in Denver and as well liked.  Although much of his infirmities he always kept in touch with his old friends here, and news from him was always eagerly sought.  His death may be no great surprise to those who knew the man, but it will be no less melancholy news.


Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver