Obit which appeared in the Raymond Independent on June 21, 1894, Volume 14 #2
DANIEL S. ALLEN was born July 22, 1868, and died June 18, 1894, making him 25 years, 10 months and 26 days old.
He was born on a farm about six miles southwest of Raymond and received his early education at a country school, after which he attended the Litchfield Public School, from which he graduated about 1889; soon after his graduation he went to Decatur where he was a contractor for some time. Having an ambition to enter the medical profession, he entered the Electric Medical College at St. Louis, Mo., from which he would have graduated a short time ago. He was taken sick at St. Louis about six weeks ago but pursued his studies about a week after being taken sick, hoping to finish before coming home; he was compelled, however, to return before finishing, but through the efforts of his friends, his diploma was sent to him. After returning home he gradually grew worse until death resulted as stated above. The cause of his death was intermittent fever which developed into typhoid fever.
Mr. Allen united with the Christian church at this place in 1888 and has lived a Christian life ever since. He leaves a large circle of relatives and friends who mourn his untimely death.