Mabel Werts

Female 1875 - 1973


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  • Born  7 Jun 1875  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  17 Feb 1973  Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2444  Virts
    Last Modified  16 Nov 2013 

    Father  John Jackson Werts,   b. 6 Feb 1831, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1901, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Esther Ann Wymer,   b. 18 Sep 1837, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1912, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Aug 1854  Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F926  Group Sheet

    Family  Aylmer Jay Allen,   b. 24 Nov 1873, Lagrange, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1961, Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Oct 1901  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Allen,   b. 5 Sep 1902, Lagrange, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 2001, Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thurman Dillard Allen,   b. 23 Aug 1904, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1904, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Hubert Werts Allen,   b. 8 Oct 1906, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 2005, Elyria, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Roger Aylmer Allen,   b. 16 Apr 1912, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 2002, Greenville, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Philip Wymer Allen,   b. 3 Aug 1918, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 2015
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F1258  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mabel Werts Allen, Lydia Jane Werts Rockey, Mary Eveline Werts May and Susan Margaret Werts McCoy
    Mabel Werts Allen, Lydia Jane Werts Rockey, Mary Eveline Werts May and Susan Margaret Werts McCoy
    left to right: Mabel Werts (Allen), Lydia Jane Werts (Rockey), Mary Eveline Werts (May) and Susan Margaret Werts McCoy)

    Daughters of John Jackson Wirts and Esther Ann Wymer

    Mary Eveline was born September 1, 1857 in Muskingum County Ohio and died May 1, 1932 in Russell, Iowa. She married James Madison May on December 23, 1874. He was born January 25, 1849 in Monroe County, Indiana and died March 12, 1912 in Russell, Iowa. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Lydia Jane was born April 11, 1859 in Muskingum County Ohio and died June 14, 1906 in Russell, Iowa. She married Philip A. Rockey on March 14, 1883. He was born January 8, 1857 in Russell, Iowa and died October 11, 1943 in Russell. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Susan Margaret was born January 15, 1871 in Russell, Iowa and died June 11, 1951 in Imperial, Nebraska. She married Sherman Emmet McCoy on December 19, 1889. He was born October 11, 1866 in Lagrange, Iowa and died January 18, 1938 in Imperial. Both are buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Nebraska.

    Mabel was born June 7, 1875 in Russell, Iowa and died February 17, 1973 in Des Mones, Iowa. She married Aylmer Jay Allen on October 2, 1901. He was born November 24, 1873 in Lagrange, Iowa and died November 29, 1961 in Charition, Iowa. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Photo courtesy of Sharon Lynn Amore







    Mabel Werts and Aylmer Jay Allen
    Mabel Werts and Aylmer Jay Allen
    Mabel was June 7, 1875 in Russell, Iowa to John Jackson and Esther Ann Werts. She died February 17, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa. She married Aylmer Jay Allen on October 2, 1901. He was born November 24, 1873 in Lagrange, Iowa and died November 29, 1961 in Chariton, Iowa. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Photo courtesy of Philip Allen

    Albums
    John Jackson Werts and Margaret Maple
    John Jackson Werts and Margaret Maple (6)

  • Notes 
    • OBITUARY

      THE CHARITON LEADER
      Chariton, Iowa
      Tuesday, March 6, 1973

      ALLEN

      Mabel Werts Allen, eleventh of thirteen children of John Jackson Werts and Esther Ann Wymer, was born on June 7, 1875 and passed away in Des Moines on February 17, 1973, after a life of more than 97 years.

      She was married to Aylmer J. Allen and together they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary shortly before his death in 1961. Five children were born to this union with one dying in infancy.

      She was born on her father's farm southwest of Russell in Lucas County, and with the exception of two years in Fairfield and past three years in Des Moines, she lived her entire life within ten miles of her birthplace. She attended the one-room country school at Ragtown and received a certificate in music from Parsons College at Fairfield. Before and intermittantly following her marriage, she gave piano lessons to youngsters in the Russell area.

      She was active in the Presbyterian Church as long as she was able to work, and set a Christian example for her children. Her lifes work was to serve God and her family. This involved many long years of hard life on farms near Russell before moving into that town in 1943. Her later years were made more difficult as a result of a stroke in 1955 and other effects of age, but her cheerful disposition, tolerance, and faith, were maintained to the end. She was under the conscientious care of Helen Willits in Chariton home for seven of her later years.

      All of her brothers and sisters preceded her in death, as well as her parents.

      She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Harling, of Des Moines, with whom she made her home the past three years; and three sons; Hubert Allen of Elyria, Ohio, Roger Allen, of McLean, Va., and Philip Allen of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

      Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Henry J. Schrag of Des Moines at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1973, at the Presbyterian Church in Russell. Burial was in the Russell Cemetery. The Fielding Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.