Lydia Margaret ALLUM
- Born: January 22, 1849, Greene County, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: George HUFFMAN on January 26, 1871 in Greene County, Pennsylvania
- Died: April 7, 1937, Graysville, Greene County, Pennsylvania
- Buried: April 10, 1937, Enon Cemetery, Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Photo: A young Lydia Margaret (Allum) Huffman, 1849-1937, was captured in a photograph taken by Ruple, Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio.
Photo from the collection of Shirley Allum Hudlicky
1849 BIRTH of Lydia Margaret Allum
1850 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township (September 9) ("Lidia Margaret," age 1, with parents)
1860 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township, P. O. Harvey's (June 7) ("Lydda M.," age 11, with parents)
1869 DEATH of grandmother, Sarah (Raper) Allum
1870 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township, P. O. Wind Ridge (August 4) ("Lydia Ann," age 21, with parents) ("Alum'")
1871 MARRIAGE of Lydia Margaret Allum and George Huffman on January 26 in Greene County, Pennsylvania by Rev. Morgan Tilton
1880 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township (June 11) ("George, Jr.," age 36, "Farmer") (wife "Lydia M.," age 31)
1889 DEATH of father, Jonathan Allum
1893 DEATH of mother, Ellisabeth (Supler) Allum
1900 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township (June 4) ("George," age 55, "Farmer," born "September, 1844 in Pennsylvania") (wife "Lydia M.," age 51, born "January, 1849 in Pennsylvania") (Lydia is documented as the mother of 3 children, 3 children living in the year 1900; she and George had been married 29 years)
1910 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township (April 16) ("George," age 66, "Farmer, own farm") (wife "Lyddia M.," age 61) (Lydia is shown as the mother of 3 children, 2 children living in the year 1910; she and George had been married 39 years) (George and Lydia's daughter, Mary Elizabeth Huffman Rush, had died in 1904; her three children -- Ina, Clarice and George -- were in the George and Lydia Huffman household in 1910)
1920 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Graysville (February 2) ("George," age 74, "Farmer") (wife "Lydia M.," age 71) (in the Huffman home are two granddaughters surnamed Chess and one grandson surnamed Rush)
1924 DEATH of husband George Huffman, at 80 years 7 months 22 days
1930 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Graysville (April 19) ("Lydia," age 81, widow, has two occupants in her household -- grandson James Morris, age 25, and great grandson, Richard Chess, age 17)
1937 DEATH, Lydia Margaret (Allum) Huffman, at 86 years 2 months 16 days
Handwritten genealogical data regarding Allum and Supler family members of Lydia (Allum) Huffman--prepared with information supplied by Lydia to Essie Huffman (Mrs. Delmar Huffman)
Herschel Allum Sprowls:
"Essie said that Lydia had told her about her ancestors. Essie and Lydia were very close friends and lived on adjoining lots all their lives."
--1966 letter to Shirley Allum Hudlicky
ANNIVERSARY (Lydia and George) from an undocumented 1921 newspaper:
Colonel and Mrs. George Huffman Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Marriage
Harveys, Jan. 28. - Colonel and Mrs. George Huffman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday, January 26. Colonel Huffman was the son of George and Mary Iams Huffman and was born near Bates Fork in 1843. He has one brother, Thomas Huffman, living in Graysville who is 82 years old but who was not able to attend the celebration, and one sister, Mrs. Mariah Batson of Moundsville, W. Va.
Mr. Huffman has followed farming all his life and was able to husk a large field of corn last fall and rides two miles every day to do his feeding.
Mrs. Huffman was the daughter of Jonathan Allum, was born in Richhill township, near Eno, in 1849. She has one brother, John Allum, of Kellogg, Iowa, and one sister, Mrs. Rachel Fugard, of Newton, Iowa, who is the only one living out of 18 who attended the wedding 50 years ago.
They were married by Rev. James Miller and have always lived near Graysville. They have one son and one daughter living, Delmar Huffman, of Graysville, and Mrs. Clarice Morris of Burnsville, and also nine grandchildren. When Mr. Huffman took his bride home for the reception they went by horseback.
Mrs. Huffman opened a can of blackberry jam on the day of the celebration which had been canned 47 years and the berries were as well preserved as the day they were canned.
Those present at the celebration were Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Huffman, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Stokes, Mr. and Mrs. Orland Day, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Smith, Ruth Morris, Pearl Headlee, Margaret Chess, Mary Day and Richard Chess. They received many handsome presents.
OBITUARY (George) from an undocumented 1924 newspaper:
AGED GRAYSVILLE MAN SUMMONED BY DEATH
Waynesburg, May 1.-George Huffman, aged 80 years, died at his home near Graysville this evening at 7 o'clock. He was born September 9, 1843, and had spent all his life in the Graysville section. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Presbyterian church. His wife, Mrs. Lydia Allum Huffman, and two children survive, B. L. Huffman of Graysville, and Mrs. Clarence Morris of West Finley. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
OBITUARY (George) from an undocumented 1924 source:
George Huffman, favorably known resident of Harveys, Pa., died at his home on Thursday, May 1, 1924, in his 81st year. The funeral service was held on Saturday, at his late home, conducted by his pastor, Rev. A. M. Riggs. A further service was held at Enon, where the burial took place in the cemetery there.
Mr. Huffman was born in the community Sept. 6, 1843, son of George and Mary Iams Huffman. His active career (was) spent in farming. Some years ago, he retired from farming and located in Harvey's. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of that place. He was married January 20, 1871, to Miss Lydia Allum, who is bereft. He also leaves one daughter and one son, Mrs. Manfred Morris and Delmar Huffman, of Harvey's; also one brother and a sister, Thomas Huffman of Harvey's and Mrs. W. H. Batson, of Moundsville.
Mr. Huffman was the grandfather of Mrs. J. D. Stokes and Miss Ruth Morris, of this place, and Miss Freda Morris, teacher in the Claysville schools the past term. Margaret and Richard Chess, pupils of Claysville schools, are great-grandchildren, (Dick) having been a pal of his great-grandfather.
OBITUARY (Lydia) from DEMOCRAT MESSENGER, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, April 8, 1937:
Mrs. Lydia A. Huffman
Mrs. Lydia Allum Huffman, aged 88 years, well known resident of Graysville, died at her home there Wednesday, April 7, 1937, at 12:40 p.m. following an illness of three weeks. Despite her advanced age she had enjoyed excellent health and had continued to do all of her own house work until she became ill.
A daughter of the late Jonathan and Elizabeth Supler Allum, Mrs. Huffman was born at Enon January 22, 1849, and was the widow of George Huffman, who died several years ago. She had spent her entire life in Richhill Township and in Graysville and was one of the most highly esteemed residents of that section of the county. She was a member of the South Ten Mile Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clarice Morris, of Burnsville; one son, Delmar Huffman, of Graysville; four grandsons, George Rush of East Finley; James Buril and Dale Morris, all of Burnsville; four granddaughters, Mrs. Clarice Day, of Wind Ridge; Mrs. Ferne Stokes, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Miss Ruth Morris, of Steubenville, Ohio, and Mrs. Freda Thompson, of Avella; five great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
DEMOCRAT MESSENGER, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, April 9, 1937:
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Lydia Allum Huffman, widow of George Huffman, of Graysville, who died at her home Wednesday, April 7, at the age of 88 years. The services will be conducted in the Unity Presbyterian Church at Graysville, with the Rev. A. M. Riggs, of Wind Ridge, in charge. Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.
OBITUARY (Lydia) from an undocumented 1937 source:
MRS. GEORGE HUFFMAN DIES, AGED 88 YEARS
GRAYSVILLE, April 7: Mrs. Lydia Allum Huffman, aged 88 years, widow of George Huffman and a lifelong resident of Richhill Township, died in her home here today at 12:40 p.m.
She was born January 22, 1849, a daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (sic) (Supler) Allum. She was married to George Huffman, January 26, 1871.
She leaves a son, Delmar, of Graysville, and a daughter, Mrs. Clarice Morris, of Burnsville. Another daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Rush, is dead. There are eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Huffman was a member of the South Ten Mile Baptist Church.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
FUNERAL NOTICE (Lydia) from an undocumented 1937 source:
GRAYSVILLE, April: The funeral of Mrs. Lydia Allum Huffman, widow of George Huffman, whose death occurred at her home in Richhill Twp., Wed., April 7, will be held Saturday, April 10, at 2 o'clock. The services will be in the United Presbyterian Church at Graysville... (remainder missing)
Shirley Allum Hudlicky:
"Bk.16:591, No. 9507, Will of George Huffman of the borough of Graysville. Will made 2-27-1924. He died 5-1-1924 at 7 PM. Inventory filed 6-17-1924. Named were his wife, Lydia, son D. L. dau, Clarice Morris, and children of deceased dau, mary Lizzie Rush, Fern Rush Stokes, Clarice Rush Day, and George H. Rush."
--Shirley Allum Hudlicky, June 21, 1999 e-mail to DeeAnna
PHOTOGRAPHS collected by Shirley Allum Hudlicky:
Lydia (Allum) Huffman (photo taken by Ruple, Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio)
Exterior of Huffman home in Greene County, PA with Fern Rush and Lydia (Allum) Huffman on steps of front porch
Lydia Margaret (Allum) Huffman and Colonel George Huffman on their 50th wedding anniversary (photo taken in 1921)
Lydia married George HUFFMAN, son of George HUFFMAN Jr. and Mary IAMS, on January 26, 1871 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. (George HUFFMAN was born on September 9, 1843 in (Near) Bates Fork, Pennsylvania, died on May 1, 1924 in (Near) Graysville, Greene County, Pennsylvania and was buried on May 3, 1924 in Enon Cemetery, Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.)