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Benjamin Wells Allen

Benjamin Wells Allen

Male 1885 - 1958  (73 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Wells Allen 
    Nickname Ben 
    Born 2 Jan 1885  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of birth are from Texas Death Certificate; date is further confirmed by headstone; many of the public trees on ancestry.com indicate he was born in Erath County, Texas; however, this is not sourced by me
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Blevins, Falls County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Indexed as Benjaman Allen, age 15 born Jan 1885 in Texas; white male; single son; father born in Mississippi and mother born in Arkansas; living with father Isaac, age 65 and mother Lou, age 52; also in the home is sister Maggie Allen, 29; his parents have been married for 23 years; his mother has given birth to 10 children and 7 are alive; his father is a farmer 
    Census 1910  Stephenville, Erath County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Indexed as Benjamin W. Allen, age 24 born abt 1886 in Texas; white male; head of house; married; father born in Alabama and mother born in Arkansas; living with wife Sudie, age 20 and children: Vera, 4; "Hestie," 3; and A.L., 11 mos.; the couple has been married 6 years; his wife has given birth to 4 children and 3 are alive; he is a farmer; the family lives next door to George W. Allen (relationship not known to me). 
    Residence 12 Sept 1918  McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card: Indexed as Benjamon Wells Allen, resident of Brady, McCulloch Cunty, Texas; age 33 born 2 Jan 1885; white; natural born citizen; he is a self-employed farmer in Brady; he lists his wife Mrs. Sudie Allen of Brady as his next of kin; he describes himself as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and light hair; he has no disabilities  
    Benjamin Wells Allen
    Benjamin Wells Allen
    World War I Draft Registration Card
    Census 1920  McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Indexed as Benjamon Wells Allen, age 35 born abt 1885 in Texas; farmer; living in Justice Precinct 7; white male; head of house; married; father was born in Mississippi and mother was born in Texas; they are renting their home; he is able to read/write; living with wife Mary "Susirner," age 30; and children: Vera Mae, 14; Kestel, 12; A.L., 10; Velma, 8; Woodrow, 6; Ruth, 5; Bessie Pearl, 2; and Ora Morine, newborn 
    Census 1930  McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Indexed as Ben W. Allen, male born abt 1885 in Texas, age 45; white; living in Precinct 1; farmer; married; head of house; father born Mississippi and mother born Texas; living with wife Sudie M., 43 and children: Vera M., 23; Estell, 22; A.L., 20; Woodrow, 17; Ruth, 16; Bessie, 14; Dorothy, 10; Andrew J., 6; James I., 4; and Betty N., 1; the family lives on Brownwood Road; they are renting; they own a radio; Ben was 19 when he married and his wife was 16;  
    Census 1940  McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Indexed as Ben W. Allen, respondent, age 55 born abt 1885; white male; married; head of house; his residence is a farm; living on Upper Road; lived in same house in 1935; Sheet 6A, Household No. 124; renting for $5; farmer; he attended school through the 7th grade; he is working on his own account; he worked 52 weeks in 1939; he has other sources of income; living with wife Susie L., 51; and children: Andrew J., 17; James, 14; Bettie Nan, 11; Barbra L., 7  
    Died 25 Jul 1958  Brady, McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of death are from Texas Death Certificate/Index; date is further confirmed by headstone
      Indexed as Benjamin Wells Allen; died at 801 3rd Street in Brady, McCulloch, Texas where he had been staying for 10 days; he was a resident of Rochelle, Texas; white male; married; born 1/2/1885 in Texas; he was 73 years old at the time of his death; his father was Isaac Allen and his mother was Lou McLoughlin; 450-40-9066; the informant was Hestel Allen; his cause of death was arteriosclerosis - heart disease; burial was 7/26/1958 in Rochelle Cemetery [6]
    Benjamin Wells Allen
    Benjamin Wells Allen
    Death Certificate
    Buried 26 Jul 1958  Rochelle, McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rochelle Cemetery; Plot: L-3 [7]
    Benjamin Wells Allen
    Benjamin Wells Allen
    Headstone
    Plot: L-3
    Notes 
    • Son of Issac Allen (1834-1908) and Lou McLoughlin (according to Benjamin's Texas Death Certificate). Many of the public trees on ancestry.com indicate that he was the son of Eliz Miller; however, I have no source for this.
    Person ID P10841  Curbow Montoya Family
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2013 

    Family Mary Suzanne Elizabeth Williamson,   b. 14 Aug 1889, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1964, Brady, McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1903  Alexander, Erath County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The date/location are NOT sourced by me - comes from public member trees on ancestry.com. If all dates are correct, Mary would have been only 14 years old.
    Notes 
    • In addition to their daughter Ruth, Sudie Williamson and Ben Allen had the following known children:
      Suzie (1904-1904)
      Vera Mae (1905-1990)
      Estell (1907-1996)
      Alexander Larkin (1909-1979)
      Velma (1911-1939)
      Woodrow (1913-1986)
      Bessie Pearl born 1917
      Dorothy born 1919
      Andrew Jackson born 1923
      James I. born 1926
      Betty N. born 1929
    Children 
    +1. Ruth Allen,   b. 4 Dec 1914, Rochelle, McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2003, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2013 17:32:38 
    Family ID F2949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jan 1885 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1903 - Alexander, Erath County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Benjamin W. Allen, age 24 born abt 1886 in Texas; white male; head of house; married; father born in Alabama and mother born in Arkansas; living with wife Sudie, age 20 and children: Vera, 4; "Hestie," 3; and A.L., 11 mos.; the couple has been married 6 years; his wife has given birth to 4 children and 3 are alive; he is a farmer; the family lives next door to George W. Allen (relationship not known to me). - 1910 - Stephenville, Erath County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card: Indexed as Benjamon Wells Allen, resident of Brady, McCulloch Cunty, Texas; age 33 born 2 Jan 1885; white; natural born citizen; he is a self-employed farmer in Brady; he lists his wife Mrs. Sudie Allen of Brady as his next of kin; he describes himself as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and light hair; he has no disabilities - 12 Sept 1918 - McCulloch County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Benjamon Wells Allen, age 35 born abt 1885 in Texas; farmer; living in Justice Precinct 7; white male; head of house; married; father was born in Mississippi and mother was born in Texas; they are renting their home; he is able to read/write; living with wife Mary "Susirner," age 30; and children: Vera Mae, 14; Kestel, 12; A.L., 10; Velma, 8; Woodrow, 6; Ruth, 5; Bessie Pearl, 2; and Ora Morine, newborn - 1920 - McCulloch County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Ben W. Allen, male born abt 1885 in Texas, age 45; white; living in Precinct 1; farmer; married; head of house; father born Mississippi and mother born Texas; living with wife Sudie M., 43 and children: Vera M., 23; Estell, 22; A.L., 20; Woodrow, 17; Ruth, 16; Bessie, 14; Dorothy, 10; Andrew J., 6; James I., 4; and Betty N., 1; the family lives on Brownwood Road; they are renting; they own a radio; Ben was 19 when he married and his wife was 16; - 1930 - McCulloch County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Ben W. Allen, respondent, age 55 born abt 1885; white male; married; head of house; his residence is a farm; living on Upper Road; lived in same house in 1935; Sheet 6A, Household No. 124; renting for $5; farmer; he attended school through the 7th grade; he is working on his own account; he worked 52 weeks in 1939; he has other sources of income; living with wife Susie L., 51; and children: Andrew J., 17; James, 14; Bettie Nan, 11; Barbra L., 7 - 1940 - McCulloch County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jul 1958 - Brady, McCulloch County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Jul 1958 - Rochelle, McCulloch County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2625380337] 1900 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Blevins, Falls, Texas; Roll: 1632; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 0028; FHL microfilm: 1241632.

    2. [S2624649626] 1910 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. ), Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Stephenville, Erath, Texas; Roll: T624_1550; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 1375563.

    3. [S2624660385] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.), Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Justice Precinct 7, McCulloch, Texas; Roll: T625_1830; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 163; Image: 433.

    4. [S2626335774] 1930 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 1, Mcculloch, Texas; Roll: 2372; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 929.0; FHL microfilm: 2342106.

    5. [S4273286779] 1940 United States Federal Census , (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.), Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: , McCulloch, Texas; Roll: T627_4098; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 154-10.

    6. [S2624639133] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.Original data: Texas Department of).
      Benjamin Wells Allen; 25 Jul 1958; McCulloch; Certificate 46608

    7. [S4273286784] Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011.