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allen wheaton - already- The body of Allen Wheaton was returned...
already- The body of Allen Wheaton was returned yesterday to the scene of his birth and laid to rest beside the grave of his father In Mt. Morlah cemetery overlooking the site of the family's former home in the fourth ward. I Accompanying the remains to the city was the youth s invalid mother, Mrs. Eva Wheaton, Rapid City; a brother, two sisters and Rev. Fr. Joseph O'Connell, Rapid City. Brief graveside services were conducted by the latter and the party returned immediately to Rapid City. The body arrived at that place by train, from Ft. Madison, la., earlier in the day, and a private mass was held af the Rapid City Catholic church before the body was brought to Deadwood. The youth had embraced the Catholic faith while in his death cell in the Iowa state prison. Allen Wheaton was born in Dead-wood on September 26, 1916, the son of Walter and Eva Wheaton. and was eight months old when his father was burned to death in a gasoline explosion at their home on Engleside terrace. The family later moved to Rapid City where young Wheaton and his brothers and sisters were educated and where Allen started on a criminal career which had its climax in his execution at the Iowa state prison Monday morning. His father was a civil service employe for a number of years, working as a mail clerk on the Northwestern passenger train running between Deadwood and Chadron. He retired from that work several years before his tragic death and opened a tire vulcanizing shop in this city and was otherwise employed in this section. The youth's mother was in frail health at the time her husband died and friends of the family here recall that she had considerable difficulty in rearing the children, all of whom were quite young.

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  1. Deadwood Pioneer-Times,
  2. 27 Jan 1938, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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