|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
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.