Allen G. Efaw
PARENTS: Jacob Efaw and Mary Southhard
CHILDREN: 9 children, six boys and one girl living at the time of the death of Allen G. Efaw.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)
OBITUARY: A. G. EFAW DEAD - Pneumonia the Cause of His Unexpected Death Yesterday Morning.
Centerville [IA] people learned with surprise and deep regret yesterday of the death of A. G. Efaw, which occurred at 5:00 o'clock in the morning [26 May 1901, Centerville, IA] at his home on East State street after a short illness with pneumonia fever. Mr. Efaw was janitor at the court house which position he had held for many years and almost everyone in the city knew and respected him for his quiet unassuming ways and his good character. He had formerly been janitor at the First M. E. church and for several years was janitor at the High school when it was located on the square. He had lived here for twenty-three years and previous to his coming to this city was engaged in farming. His wife and several children survive him.
Mr. Efaw had been sick for nearly two weeks but had not been considered dangerously ill. Even Saturday night his family were not alarmed about his condition and his physician thought his patient was doing as well as could be expected.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence and interment will be made in Oakland cemetery. Rev. A. V. Kendrick, pastor of the First M. E. church of which the deceased was a faithful member, will conduct the services. The casket will be open at the home during tomorrow forenoon and those desiring to view the remains are requested to call at that time as the casket will not be open at the funeral service.
Allen G. Efaw was born in Chilicothee, Ross county, Ohio, January 21, 1835. He remained at this place about six years and then moved with his parents to Columbus, Ohio, remaining there seventeen years, and then emigrated to Vermilion county, Indiana, and there lived with his brother, Bennett Efaw, who is now a resident of this city, about six years then moving to Paris, IL., and remained there three years. Then the two brothers moved to Monmouth, IL., and there he married Miss Melissa Jane Parish, February 3, 1867 remaining there until 1873 when he and his family moved to Peoria, IL., where they remained about five years, then moved to Centerville in 1878 and have resided here from that time until his death.
To Mr. and Mrs. Efaw were born nine children of whom six sons and one daughter are living. The sons are: Edward, Fred, Dexter, Senter, Chester and Bennett and the only daughter is Mrs. Addie Mackey, all being residents of this city although Edward and Senter are employed in another state. One of Mr. Efaw's brothers, Bennett Efaw, recently moved to this city from Nuckolls county, Kansas, and his youngest brother, Anderson Efaw, lives in Missouri. His only sister, Mrs. Maria Miller, resides at Monmouth, IL.
(Source: Centerville Daily Citizen, May 27, 1901, Centerville, IA)
FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 140113829
8 March 2016