Obituary for Capt. Gaius Allen


The Concord Freeman, February 3, 1888

South Acton
Died in South Acton of paralysis, Sunday morning, Jan. 29, Capt. Gaius W. Allen. Capt. A. resided here in his early life, but was for 54 years a resident of Boston. For a considerable time he was connected with police station 2. At the time of his death he was one of the oldest Odd Fellows in the state, having been a member of the Boston lodge No. 25 for 46 years. He was born in Union, Maine, 82 years ago. Five children survive him. The funeral was attended at his late home on School street Wednesday p.m., Rev. F. P. Wood conducting the religious exercises supplemented by the ritual of the Independent Order of Odd fellows. Rev. Mr. W. spoke of the estimable qualities of the deceased and of very many respects in which his life had been a success. Among other things he spoke of Capt. A.'s great interest in public affairs, of his patriotism in giving three sons to the army for the defense of the union and of the honorable position which he held in the estimation of his fellow men. The interment is to be at Woodlawn.