Thursday, April 25, 2013

Postcard of Eli Allman

The postcard below shows Eli "Red" Allman in front of the Short home, in Galena, Missouri. The postmark is 23 June 1911. Eli died on 15 October 1911, he was the brother of my 2nd-great-grandmother Agnes Lydia Allman. The card was addressed to Eli Runyan in Danville, Illinois. Eli was married to Dora Jane Allman, Eli Allman's sister.
The postcard was part of a set of Allman family photos sent by cousin Robert from Illinois. I have had them scanned, and will be posting them here so others who may be researching the Allman and related families can find them. Agnes, Eli, Dora, Ada Malissa and Ura James Allman were the children of my 3rd-great-grandparents, William Allman and Emily Rachel Davis.

Eli Allman
Eli was born on 18 February 1874 in Fairmount, Vermilion County, Illinois. He was the last child of William and Emily Rachel Allman. He married Bess Short of Stone County, Missouri, about 1906. In the 1910 US Census, Eli and Bess were living in the household of Bess' parents, Jackson and Permelia Short, in Galena, Missouri. Jackson Short was postmaster of Galena.
I don't know the specifics of Eli Allman's early death. His Findagrave entry states that he worked as a brakemaster for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He is buried in Galena Cemetery, Galena, Stone County, Missouri.

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