Leroy Hudson ALLUM
- Born: February 9, 1855, Greene County, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Sarah Ann HUFFMAN on March 7, 1877 in (Probably) Greene County, Pennsylvania
- Died: September 21, 1897, McMechen, Marshall County, West Virginia
- Buried: September 23, 1897, Enon Cemetery, Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Tintype: This impressive tintype of Leroy Hudson Allum, 1855-1897, was a gift to ALLUM in 2008 from Ruby Guessford Temple. Leroy's image was preserved by, and passed down in, the John Supler Allum family. Leroy was the 9th and youngest child of Jonathan and Ellisabeth (Supler) Allum; his elder brother John had been the 1st and eldest child. Although John migrated west from Pennsylvania to Iowa where he spent the rest of his life, Leroy remained in or near the home county of both men -- Greene County, PA.
Original tintype gifted to ALLUM in 2008 by Ruby Guessford Temple
1855 BIRTH of Leroy Hudson Allum
Shirley Allum Hudlicky, letter to DeeAnna:
"Leroy's birthdate is 1855 on his gravestone, but the fives are formed so as to be easily mistaken for sixes--even if one were being very careful. His age is given as 47-7-12 in his obituary. It evidently should be 42-7-12. In the 1860 census, Leroy is age 5; in the 1870 census, he is age 17--the last obviously in error. And how is that for an accumulation of conflicting information?"
1860 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township, P. O. Harvey's (June 7) ("Leroy H.," age 5, with parents)
1869 DEATH of grandmother, Sarah (Raper) Allum
1870 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township, P. O. Wind Ridge (August 4) ("Leroy H.," age 17, with parents) ("Alam")
1877 MARRIAGE of Leroy Hudson Allum and Sarah Ann Huffman on March 7, probably in Greene County, Pennsylvania
1880 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township (June 11) ("Leroy H.," age 26, "Farmer") (wife "Sarah A.," age 27) (Sarah's age is inconsistent in census years)
1889 DEATH of father, Jonathan Allum
1893 DEATH of mother, Ellisabeth (Supler) Allum
1897 DEATH, Leroy Hudson Allum, at 42 years 7 months 12 days
"Catarrh of the bowel and stomach" --death certificate
1900 CENSUS, West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling (June 6) ("Sarrah" Allum, age 44, widow, born "May, 1856 in Pennsylvania") (In Sarah's household are daughter "Mary Allum," age 17; married daughter "Anna Lashley," age 20; and son-in-law,"Frank Lashley," age 22) (Sarah is documented as the mother of 4 children, 3 children living in the year 1900)
1910 CENSUS, Ohio, Belmont County, Mead Township (April 16) ("Sarah," age 56, is "mother-in-law" in the household of her daughter "Anna Lashley," age 30, and son-in-law, "Frank Lashley," age 32) (Sarah is shown as the mother of 4 children, 1 child [Anna] living in the year 1910)
1912 DEATH of wife, Sarah Ann (Huffman) Allum
Cause of death: "Chronic bronchitis & asthma" -- death certificate
In records for Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove, Ohio County, West Virginia, Sarah's married name is incorrect as "Allen."
BOOK: HISTORY OF CAMERON, WEST VIRGINIA, by the Educational Committee of Women's Club, 1920s, excerpt:
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS-Cameron Lodge No. 21, Knights of Pythias, was given a charter under the date of October 11, 1893, when W. T. White was Grand Chancellor and Manor Jenkins was Grand K. of R. and S. of the State of West Virginia, and was soon thereafter organized with the following named brothers as charter members: LeRoy H. Allum, Edward Anderson, Will J. Booher, William A. Boerner, Frank F. Boerner, John J. Barrett, John G. Crawford, Jesse Clark, Thomas L. Davis, Jerry A. Fitzgerald, Henry Helreigle, Charles H. Carpenter, Geo. W. Howard, William W. Howard, L. L. Howard, Sr., Geo. W. Hill, Perry Menear, Willey Lowe, R. McConaughey, Thomas C. Pipes, Geo. W. Pipes, Grant Reese, and Silas Woodruff.
DOCUMENT: State of Ohio Death Certificate No. 6157 for Sarah Allum signed by Franklin J. Lashley, Sarah's son-in-law
1889 - Will-Estate of Jonathan Allum, No. 3768, Book 6, page 281, Greene County, Pennsylvania
In the matter of the estate of Jonathan Allum late of Richhill Township, Greene County, Pa., deceased, Letters of Administration granted upon the estate of said decedent on this March 13th A.D. 1889 to L. H. Allum and M. M. Rush and bond taken in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars with J. P. Allum and R. W. Supler as sureties, as to date of death see Affidavit of M. V. Rush, who being duly sworn according to law, says the above named Jonathan Allum died on the 5th day of March A. D. 1889 at about 6 o'clock A.M. of said day. See affidavit of death filed with bond. See also renunciation of widow filed with bond." Six documents signed, as follows: (1) L. H. Allum, M. M. Rush, J.P. Allum, R. W. Supler; (2) Ellisabeth Allum; (3) S. J. Carroll, L. M. Huffman; (4) L.S. Wise, George Huffman (5) L.S. Wise; and (6) L.S. Wise, George Huffman
Leroy married Sarah Ann HUFFMAN, daughter of George HUFFMAN Jr. and Mary IAMS, on March 7, 1877 in (Probably) Greene County, Pennsylvania. (Sarah Ann HUFFMAN was born in May 1852-1856 in Pennsylvania, died on January 12, 1912 in Belmont County, Ohio and was buried on January 15, 1912 in Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove, Ohio County, West Virginia.)