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Reuben Albert Deglow and
Constance Shaw Allen Deglow

Heritage of the High Country
A History of Del Bonita and Surrounding Districts
Pages 315 - 316

Reuben Albert Deglow was born February 6, 1897 in Dane County, Wisconsin. His parents were Wilhelm and Ida Bertha Deglow. He moved with his parents to Magrath from Wisconsin during his grade school years.

His mother passed away In 1919 in Lethbridge, and his father died July 24, 1930 in Magrath.

Reuben served in World War I with the U.S. Army and never became a naturalized Canadian citizen. He moved to Del Bonita in the 1920's and was a partner of August Evenson.

Constance Shaw Allen was born December 25, 1897 in Glasgow, Scotland to Frederick Augustus and Gertrude (Welby) Allen. They had been married July 29, 1894 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Connie came to Alberta with her parents at an early age. The Aliens lived for a time in Saskatchewan, and in Raymond, Alberta before homesteading in Del Bonita.

On April 17, 1926 Connie Allen and Reuben Deglow were married. About 1930 or 1931 they moved west of August Evenson's land to farm a place purchased from one of the Wagners. They remained there until they moved to the Flathead Valley in Montana in 1946.

Reuben had a small farm in the Flathead Valley and also worked as a carpenter on the construction of Hungry Horse Dam. He enjoyed gardening and sports, especially wrestling and baseball. Connie's hobbies included gardening, needlework, and growing house plants.

Connie and Reuben had a family of three children, two daughters and one son.

Grandpa Allen lived with Connie and Reuben Deglow for one year, about 1948, before going back to England, where he passed away the next year. Connie passed away on February 23, 1972 in Kalispel, Montana, and Reuben died on January 4, 1974 in Missoula Montana.

Connie and Reuben's children will always be appreciative of the sacrifices their parents made for them. Connie and Reuben were especially fond of their only grandson, and he of them. They left a positive indelible impression on him and are partly responsible for what he is today. Connie and Reuben Deglow returned several times to Del Bonita to visit with relatives and friends. They always enjoyed having former neighbors from the district call at their home in Flathead Valley.

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