Grandma Allard Passes
March 7, 1929
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Resident Here for 19 years
Grandma Allard, 80 years of age, and for the past 19 years a resident of Wallowa, passed away early last Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. F. Poole, following an illness of 2 years the last 3 months of which she has been confined to her bed, and was buried in the Wallowa Cemetery on Friday, March 10 being exactly 7 years since the death of her only grandson, Orell Poole who died following service in the World War, funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon with Rev A. W. Shields of the Presbyterian Church officiating, of which church she has been a member since a child. Internment was by the side of her grandson, Music was furnished by a ladies quartet composed of Mrs. Lewis Carpenter, Mrs C.A. Hunter, Mrs Elmer Waugh, and Miss Leona Gartzke with Mrs. Hugh Dougherty accompanist. Pall bearers were Reece Sutphin, R. T. Coleman, TA Bakke, T.T. Shell. M.A. Forstad and John McDonald.
Adelaide Allain was born in Bourbonnais, Illinois on July 19, 1848 when a child with her parents, she moved to St. Anne, Ill a town which had been founded by her brother-in-law, A Roman Catholic Priest, who later became a protestant and upon making the change in his religion founded the little city.
In this village she grew to be a young lady and at the age of 18 was married to Simon Allard who passed away in 1897. Mr. and Mrs. Allard were the parents of three children two sons, Charlie who was killed in a railroad accident in 1896 and Harvey who died at the age of 4 years and one daughter Mrs. W.F. Poole of Wallowa.
After the death of her sons and husband. Mrs. Allard made her home with her daughter and in 1904 moved with the Poole family from St. Anne to Chicago where they resided until 1910 when they came to Wallowa which has since been their home.
She is survived by one brother who lives in Iowa, a nephew D.T. Allard whom she raised and who still lives in St Anne, one granddaughter Mrs. L.V. Reed of La Pine, Oregon and 3 great grandchildren.
Up until her last illness. Grandma was a very spry one for her years and very industrious insisting on always being busy, piecing quilts, working in the yard in which she took great pride, or any work, so that her hands would not be idle. She was greatly respected and admired by the people of the community as was shown by the abundance of beautiful floral offerings.