John H. Allen
John H. ALLEN, a retired mail carrier died at 3:00 p.m. yesterday at 
Jefferson Memorial Hospital.  He was 71 years, 3 months and 11 days of age. 
Mr. Allen, an employee of the U.S. Postal service for 29 1/2 years, retired 11 
years ago. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Ham's Grove church. 
The Rev. Rudolph SCHLAG and the Rev. Bird GREEN will officiate and bur- 
ial will be in Ham's Grove cemetery.  The body will be taken from Myers Chap- 
el to the family home at 3 on Friday, where friends may call. 

Mr. Allen was born December 6, 1882 in Spring Garden township, Jefferson 
county, the son of Joseph and Frances(NORTHERN) Allen.  On February 2, 
1931 he was married to Myrtle A. PIGG BADGETT, who survives. 
Mr. Allen was a member of the Taylor Heights Baptist church 
and the Modern Woodmen of America.  Besides his wife, he is survived by a 
sister, Miss Grace Allen of Ina:  two step daughters, Mrs. Cecile NORDEN- 
GREEN of Fresno, Calif. and Mrs. Thelma BENSON, LaMesa, Calif.; and 
one step son Dewey C. Badgett of Mt. Vernon. 

March 18, 1954
Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
(John was a great grandson of David Bigham and my 2C2R)

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