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McLean County, Illinois
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Frederick Allen
Bloomington
McLean County, Illinois

[McLean County, Illinois, in the World War, 1917-1918; by Edward E. Pierson & Jacob Louis Hasbrouck c 1921]
(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)


McLean County roll of the honored dead is sadly long. About one hundred and sixty made the supreme sacrifice for their country [during WWI]. The publishers made every effort to secure a biographical sketch and picture of each.

Frederick Allen, who left Bloomington with the draft contingent of June 25, 1918, died at Camp Mills on October 18 of that year. Pneumonia following influenza caused his death. Allen was 23 years of age, and his home had been at Mt. Vernon, Ill.

He had lived in Bloomington two years before entering the army, having been employed as a traveling salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

His body was taken to La Moille, Ill., for burial. He left his mother and two sisters living at Mt. Vernon.



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