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Allen, John C.
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Quincy Daily Whig, June 1, 1887, Page 3

Funeral of John C. Allen.

The funeral of John C. Allen took place at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the church of the Good Shepherd and the place was filled to overflowing with the friends of the deceased. The services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Corbyn, and were of a very impressive character. It was a sad funeral and all hearts were touched with the weight of a sorrow that could not be stayed at the loss of one who had a strong place in the affections and regards of relatives and all associates.

There were expressions of the tenderest sympathy and manifestations of the firmest friendship from many sources. The deceased was a member of the Democratic drum corps, and this organization, and also the Central drum corps, turned out with full ranks and acted as escort. The remains were met at the entrance into the church by a full choir of the choisters and they precedyd in the march to the chancel. The usual service for the burial of the dead was read and the most fitting music was rendered by the well trained choir.

The floral offerings were very abundant and included a great variety of beautiful designs. There was a handsome floran drum from the Democratic drum corps, a finely shaped star from the Central drum corps, an exquisite formation of the "Gates Ajar" from the Mascot club, and an endless number of other designs [this portion of my image copy is unreadable] witnessed the solemn commitment to the last resting place.

The pall-bearers were selected from the Democratic drum corps, the following members filling the positions: Harry Hoffman, Barney Graff, Thomas Ahern, Willis Blakeslee, Jr., Frank Rothge and John Dix.

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