Submitted by Sue Chappel, she writes:
AGED WOMAN DIED THURSDAY
Mrs. Rebecca Jane Allen Passes Away at Age 96 Years
Mrs. Rebecca Jane Allen, one of the oldest women in this section, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. H. Carr near the L. & H. depot in Big Stone Gap last Thursday at the age of 96 years. She was a native of Scott county but had been a resident of this place for the past 25 years.
Mrs. Allen was married to Jimmie Allen at the close of the Civil war after he has served in the ranks of the Confederacy. He died in 1912
Mrs. Allen had a large number of friends in her community all of whom knew and loved to call her “grandma.”
Five daughters and one son survive: Mrs. W. A. Sloan and Mrs. P. H. Carr, Big Stone Gap; Mrs. Jim Lane and Mrs. Will Lane of Pattonsville; Mrs. Jane Head and Brainard Allen of Mooresville, Ind. Also 26 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She was laid to rest in the cemetery near the extract plant Saturday afternoon.
Rebecca died 18 Mar 1937