Eugene L. Schuler Family


Eugene L. Schuler Family

Husband: Eugene L. Schuler

Born: Abt 1921at: 
Married: Abt 1944at: 
Died: Nov 1948at: 
Buried: at: 

Wife: Imogene Allen

Born: Abt 1923at: , , Mo
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Father: John Willard Allen
Mother: Minnie L. Moore

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About Eugene L. Schuler:

Laclede Co, Mo OBITS 1947-1949:
John Willard Allen, 71 year old Conway resident, shot and killed his son-in-law, Eugene L. (?) (light print) Schuler, 27, of Springfield, in the living room of the Allen home at 6:45 pm Wednesday. Trooper Joe Brummell said the shot from a 16 gauge shotgun used by Mr. Allen hit Schuler in the left side of the chest. He died instantly. Trooper Brummell, Sheriff E. F. Summons and Prosecuting Attorney Robert G. Mayfield were called to Conway by a neighbor of the Allen's. The Allen's and their daughter, Mrs. Imogene Schuler, 23, told authorities Mrs. Allen went to the home of her daughter in Springfield earlier Wednesday. Mrs. Allen said she found her daughterin a beaten condition, suffering from face and head bruises. Her eyes were discolored. The mother returned her daughter to the Allen home Wednesday afternoon. Trooper Brummell was told that Schuler arrived at the Allen home early Wednesday evening from Springfield. Mrs. Allen told authorities that she walked to the front door and yelled at her son-in-law, "Don't come in here or you'll cause trouble."
The Allen's told authorities that Schuler ignored Mrs. Allen's warning, pushing the door open and brushing her aside as he entered the modest home. The two witnesses and the man who did the shooting report the 27 year old Schuler began cursing and threatening bodily harm to all three just as soon as he entered the house. Schulerstarted walking toward the elder man although Mr. Allen warned him he would be shot if he continued. Mr. Allen said he ordered the man to leave. The Patrol quoted Schuler as saying "you old----------------you don't have the nerve to shoot me." Mr. Schuler walked toward Allen , the elder man retreated into the bed room of his home where the shotgun was in a corner. The younger man threw a jacket over the head of his father-in-law as he walked to within a few feet of Mr. Allen.
Mr. Allen threw off the jacket, grabbed the gun and shot Schuler in the chest. Mrs. Schuler told authorities her husband had previously threatened her and her parents during family arguments at the Schuler home inSpringfield. They had been married four years. She told Trooper Brummell her husband was formerly employed as a section hand by the Frisco Railway. Schuler was dishonorably discharged from the service during World War II, she said. Schuler's home was in Desoto, Although they had lived in Springfield for sometime.
Approximately 30 minutes after the shooting, MR. ALLEN suffered a "severe" heart attack and is under the care of a Conway physician at the present time. Stanleigh Palmer Jr., accompanied Mr. Mayfield to Conway. The body was taken to the Palmer Funeral Home.

About Imogene Allen:

Imogene's husband was abusive to her, and he was eventually shot and killed by her father, Willard. Willard was tried in Laclede Co, Mo, and aquitted.

Revised: 06-Jun-15  12:08 PM