Edith Harriet Allen

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Edith Harriet Allen (Cobb)

Birthdate: (105)
Birthplace: Newton, MA
Death: July 03, 1991 (105)
Cambridge, MA
Place of Burial: Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Darius Cobb and Laura Maria Cobb
Wife of Henry Earle Myers and Charles (Torrey) Allen
Sister of Stanwood Cobb; Percival Bartlett Bartlett Cobb; Lillie Alden Cobb; Cora Stanwood Cobb; Frederick Walter Cobb and 2 others

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Edith Harriet Allen

In 1917, Henry Earle Myers was hospitalized with duodenal ulcers. Medical care and technology were not nearly as advanced as they are now, and following exploratory surgery he developed a fatal abdominal infection. His last words to his wife Edith were: "Who turned out the lights?". He was dead at 31, leaving a widow with three young children.

In 1947, Edith remarried to Charles "Torrey" Allen, a widower living in an apartment at 2 Avon St. in Cambridge, Mass. Torrey died in 1977, and Edith continued to live at that same address until her death in 1991.

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Edith Harriet Allen's Timeline

March 13, 1886
Newton, MA
July 3, 1991
Age 105
Cambridge, MA
Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States