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Tue, May 3 2011
In Loving Memory of Louise "Thompson" Hess

My Aunt Louise Hess passed away Monday April 25th 2011.  She was Born in Allenville Mo. Sunday October 11th 1932.  Her survivers are her Daughter Connie Lee Hess, and Husband James Hess. 

May God comfort the family, and bring them peace.


Posted by allenville at 1:19 AM CDT
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Sun, May 9 2010
Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all of the mommies out there!

Enjoy your special day!


Posted by allenville at 1:13 AM CDT
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Fri, Feb 19 2010
Thanks for helping build this site

The site has just surpassed 2000 views, and I want to think those who have helped me put this site together!

One of the newest pictures I have received came from Kim King, and I'm thankful for the picture of A.O. Blackman's Office in Allenville during the early 1900's.

Every story, picture, advertising item, and letter make a difference in building this website.

Thanks to everyone who has helped bring the history of this small town out in the open for everyone to see.

Thanks again!    CRH

Posted by allenville at 3:32 PM CST
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Fri, Jan 1 2010
Happy New Year everybody! 2010 is here!

Here's wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!

 May God Bless us all, and may His loving hand guide us all.


Posted by allenville at 1:54 AM CST
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Mon, Dec 21 2009
New Allenville item found

My uncle Harry bought an J.A. Withers match safe like the one on the Withers Distillery page.  Those things are hard to find, and getting harder with each passing day.

If anyone is willing to sell, I'm still looking for a 1/2 gallon jug, and a mail order ad for this distillery, and that would pretty much complete my collection.


Posted by allenville at 1:57 AM CST
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Thu, Nov 26 2009
Happy Thanksgiving! 2009

I just want to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving!

May God bless you all!


Posted by allenville at 12:12 PM CST
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Thu, Nov 12 2009
Allenville Railroad Bridge caught on Fire lastnight

It seems that a brush/field fire caught the Allenville Railroad bridge on fire lastnight, but fire fighters from Delta were able to get it under control.

 The Bridge was built in 1918 and is no longer in use, but is still standing strong. I stood on that trussell a few years ago during a huge flood, it was a humbling experience.

There's a picture of the railroad Bridge on the Railroad section of the website. 

Thanks to the Delta Fire Fighters for their quick action.


Posted by allenville at 3:30 PM CST
Updated: Thu, Nov 12 2009 3:31 PM CST
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Wed, Nov 11 2009
Happy Veterans Day! 2009

Happy Veterans Day!  Thank you to all who have served our Country.

The next Veteran you see shake their hand, and say thank you.

May God bless you all.


Posted by allenville at 9:14 PM CST
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Thu, Nov 5 2009
Allenville newspaper articles


To those who read, or just visit the website.  I wanted to share with you that I have been searching microfilm for the past few weeks, and have uncovered more than fifty complete Allenville newspaper articles from the early 1870's to the early 1880's.  Within these articles is a ton of journalistic  information on early Allenville Missouri.  These articles start in 1871 only two years after the town was founded, and have numerous business owners, the first school teachers, and the names of many citizens of our fair town.

My issue is how to introduce these articles to the website, so since I have already added a few to this blog, I guess I will continue to add an article every so often to this section of the site, or I'll make a page for the articles, who knows?

Either way, We'll have some good Allenville stories in the near future.


Posted by allenville at 8:23 PM CST
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Thu, Oct 29 2009
Uncivil times in Allenville

It must have been very scary to live during, and after the civil War.  There was still a lot of bad blood for decades after the Civil War. Not counting the fact you had to deal with outlaws, cut-throats, and bands like the Ku Klux Klan.

Here an article from the Office of the Governor Benjamin Gratz Brown. 


October 4, 1871

Violence—Stoddard County: dispatch report, Edmund Furlong, chief clerk, Adjutant General‟s Office, to Col. Albert Sigel, Adjutant General, Jefferson City, Cole County; report in accordance with special order no. 22 by Governor Brown; investigation into the activities in Stoddard, Dunklin, and New Madrid counties, organized band of men in the county, called by some Ku-Klux Klan, composed of (6) six companies, each 50 strong; horse thieves, robbers, and murderers; ride around the country during the nights, armed and masked; band mainly consists of fugitives from justice from Illinois, Arkansas and Kentucky; swamp hideouts; whipping of Latham and Cooper; attempted murder of Hanna; Capt. W. R. Frakes; list of respectable citizens of Stoddard County to aid in the effort to suppress the Ku Klux Klan; Clarkton, Dunklin County, badly afflicted as Stoddard with a band of robbers, under the name and disguise of Ku Klux Klan; determined action of the Sheriff and his Deputy, Col. Jeffries, as well as the killing of four Ku Klux and the wounding of two caused them to desist for the present; Allenville, Cape Girardeau County; Charleston, Mississippi County, incident in Allenville, 10 or 15 men disguised as Ku Klux called during the night at the house of a colored man at that place; warning the black community against building black schools and black churches; arrest of "Klein, Harden and Higgins for the murder of Scarlett" in New Madrid County

We know from records that Allenville and it's African American community over came the Klan in Allenville by building an African American Church, and School.  But, by the fact there were different Schools and Churches for whites, and Blacks let's us know that there was still a long way to go for equality among mankind.

It was just a violent time in our country following the Civil War, and most of the time the Judge and Jury was the man willing to pull a trigger.  Here's a small list of Allenville shootings, but I have no doubt that this list would be much, much longer if I had all the records.

A. J. Causey shot and killed by his son Reding Causey 1884.

George Vaughn shot and killed by Christian Ulrich (ruled an accident) 1884.

Gabriel Mouser shot and killed at the Allenville Railroad platform (No shooter charged) 1897.

R. W. Renfroe  Struck and killed by a club in the hands of Clary Kinder 1889.

William McGee shot and killed by Will Rucker 1902.

It seems that the Civil War went on for several years after it's so called end, and in many ways it's still going on today.

May God help us all, to love each other as He has loved us.


Posted by allenville at 8:14 PM CDT
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