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The Late Allen Cameron
Pioneer Lumberman of Eau Claire who passed away yesterday morning at his home in this city.  He was widely known throughout this district as a prominent citizen of great ability and integrity and leaves a host of friends who mourn his demise.

Allen Cameron - Obituary


Eau Claire Leader
Friday, September 27, 1907

AGED PIONEER PASSES AWAY

Allen Cameron, the Well-Known Lumberman Dies at His Home Yesterday.

Death Results From Nervousness Following Sunstroke Received Several Years Ago.

Allan Cameron, the well known pioneer lumberman of Eau Claire passed away at his home, Fifth avenue in this city, at 7:30 yesterday morning as the result of a nervous trouble from which he had been suffering for a number of years past.  The death came as a shock to Mr. Cameron's friends and acquaintances and all unite in extending their sympathy to the family of the deceased in their hour of bereavement.

Allan Cameron, lumberman, was born in Clarence, Russell County, Canada, on the 22nd of January, 1842, and was of Scotch descent.

His early life was spent in Canada and in 1856 he went to Michigan and remained there till 1868, when he came to Eau Claire and worked as scaler for Ingram and Kennedy for several years.  He then went into the logging business for himself which his ability made a success.

He was married on the 14th of May 1874, to Miss Louiser Cudney, who was born in Phillips Port Sullivan County, N.Y. and to them one son was born, Herbert Allan, who has always lived in Eau Claire.

Eighteen years ago Mr. Cameron was overcome by a sunstroke which seriously affected his nervous system and also his hearing, and from the affects of which he never fully recovered but although frequently in poor health he enjoyed life in his happy home endeared to him by the devoted affection and ever watchful care of his wife and son.

Was Widely Known Here.

Mr. Cameron was widely known throughout the Chippewa Valley as well as other sections of the County where he had business interests, and was esteemed as a man whose word was as good as his bond.

He never went back on a friend but was ever ready to help with his means and advise those who sought his aid, and if sometimes deceived he felt deeply grieved at the loss of a supposed friend.

His final illness began in January last when he gradually began to fail in health and in spite of the best medical aid he became gradually weaker and his ailment finally developed into pernicous anaemia which his nervous condition could not withstand.

In religion he was a Presbyterian and he was much sustained during his illness by his firm faith.  He was also a member of the Masonic order.

He is survived by his wife and son and only sister, Mrs. R.A. Mather of Keewatin, Ontario, Canada.  The funeral will be held from the residence, 620 Fifth avenue, at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon.


Designed by Terry Fisk
Revised: September 28, 2004

Designed by Terry Fisk
Copyright Unexplained Research. All rights reserved.
Revised: September 28, 2004