The Ogle County Press, Polo, Illinois
Saturday, January 27, 1883
p. 1, col 4
Death of A. Q. Allen
The announcement of the death of Aaron Quimby Allen, which occurred at his home in Mt. Morris at half past eleven on Wednesday evening, will be received by the people of Ogle County with universal regret. One of the early settlers of the "Maryland Colony" which settled at Mt. Morris, he was known to all the early settlers of the county as a successful and popular teacher; later as County Surveyor for eighteen years; and more recently still in the capacity of Auctioneer, which occupation he but recently relinquished. Last Tuesday, Mr. Elias Baker of this city, called on him at his home and found him jovial as of old. Little did he imagine that that the next time he should see him he would have passed through the mysterious change called death. Mr. Allen came to Mt. Morris in the spring of 1838 and taught the first school in Mt. Morris, commencing on June 1st of that year, in a little log school-house about a mile west of Mt. Morris in the grove near the Pinckney residence. At the time of his death his age was 68 years, 3 months and 20 days. The funeral takes place at the Methodist Church at Mt. Morris at 10 o'clock today, and no doubt the attendance will be very large.

The Ogle County Press, Polo, Ogle, Illinois
Saturday, February 3, 1883
p. 1, col 4
ED. PRESS: The funeral of A.Q. Allen in the M.E. Church, Saturday forenoon, was very largely attended, especially by the "old-timers." By his death we loose one of our oldest and most respected citizens.

Contributed by Peg Allen Arnold

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