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Embree Cemetery ~ Emma Duncan Allgood ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Emma Duncan Allgood
MAIDEN NAME: Dempsey AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 4 Oct 1877 DIED: 14 July 1937 BURIED: 16 July 1937 (Embree Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Rickreall, Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Polk County 1937) #83 - Emma Duncan Allgood, female, housewife, married (John R. Allgood), b. 4 Oct 1877 in Rickreall, Oregon, d. 14 Jul 1937 in Dallas, Oregon (512 Lyle) at the age of 59 ys 10 ms 4 ds (area resident 43 years), name of father James A. Dempsey (b. Knox Co, Illinois), maiden name of mother Alice I. Embree (b. Nebraska), interment Embree cem; informant Fannie Dempsey of Dallas.
Mrs. Allgood Stricken by Heart Attack
Death Comes Suddenly When Condition Appeared Improved; Services To Be Held Friday AT 2:00 P.M. At Chapel
Mrs. John R. Allgood, descendant of one of the earliest Polk county pioneer families, passed away suddenly at her home in Dallas Wednesday night. She had been ill about two weeks with intestinal flu and was apparently improving when she suffered a heart attack. 
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Henkle & Bollman chapel. Burial will be in the Embree family cemetery on the old Embree donation land claim about a mile and a half west of Rickreall. Private services will be held at the grave. 
Mrs. Allgood was the daughter of James A. and Alice I. Dempsey and was born at Rickreall on October 4, 1877. Her mother was Alice I. Embree, a daughter of Cary D. Embree, who was born en route to Oregon in 1844. The company reached The Dalles in November, worn out and almost without funds, but struggled on in bitter weather. They arrived at Oregon City the day before Christmas and remained there until February when they came south to near Rickreall where Mr. Embree took up a donation land claim. His was the sixth white family to settle in Polk county and there were no settlers south of the LaCreole to the California line. 
Mrs. Allgood’s parents resided for a time at Monmouth and she attended the Christian college there. Later they came to Dallas and she completed her schooling at LaCreole academy. She learned the trade of hand compositor and worked for a number of years on the Observer for J.C. Hayter. She married Mr. Allgood on October 29, 1911, and had spent the remainder of her life in Dallas. 
Mrs. Allgood was a charter member of the Sarah Childress Polk Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, later merged with the Chemeketa chapter of Salem. She had been a very active member of the Dallas Woman’s club since its organization. Mrs. Allgood was a member of the South Methodist church, but after the discontinuance of the church here had worked with the Presbyterian and Methodist church organizations. She is survived by her husband, two sons, John Robert, 22, and James Dempsey, 19, both students at Oregon State college. She also leaves six sisters and one brother. They are Mrs. A.H. Boyd, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. J.N. Hart, Portland; Mrs. W.B. Cobb, Portland; Miss Frances Dempsey, Dallas; Mrs. R.Y. Morrison, Dallas; C.C. Dempsey, Portland, and Mrs. J.R. Sibley, Dallas. One sister, Mrs. Willis Simonton, passed away a few years ago in Dallas. 
Dallas Itemizer-Observer 15 July 1937, 1:4
Emma Allgood
1887 - 1937
(shares marker with John)
Branigar Survey
Saucy Survey & Marker Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1937) #83
ID-O 15 July 1937

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