Looking for Samuel Allen and Family in Arkansas and Oklahoma
I have been searching for my Great-grandfather Samuel Shadrick Allen b.1865 in Little Rock, Arkansas. d.1940 Ponca City Oklahoma or near there. I know that according to family accounts he came to Oklahoma sometime before 1900 and that my Great-grandmother Cora Mae was his fourth wife. We know for a certain that he owned a dry goods store on the Kaw Reservation in Oklahoma as this information and photos are included in Oklahoma History books. The only children they had I know of were my Grandmother Barbara Ann Allen b.August 1932 d.June 2012 and Reese Allen. Reese ran off as a young man and was never heard from again, whatever happened to him is one of the family mysteries that I would like to solve as Grandmother searched her entire life for him with no luck. If anyone has any information that may lead me to Samuel's family roots I would greatly appreciate the help.