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William Walter Allen

Query by sssteltenpohl

I am the grand daughter of william walter allen from Indiana. I am looking for any information on his parents,
Frances M Allen and Sarah Hooker.

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on 2013-02-21 14:50:04

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by noggin on 2013-02-21 17:21:39

can you give some idea on william walter allen birth date and did he always live in Indiana ?

by sssteltenpohl on 2013-02-21 17:54:26

Yes his birtday is 1890 may 15 I believe and it is my understanding that he originally lived in OH, Then the Newpoint and Greensburg In area. He was married to Velma Gail Skinner and after her death he married Vivian V Ruble that was in 1915 He passed in Oct of 1966

by noggin on 2013-02-22 06:23:15

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: William Walter Allen
County: Marion
State: Indiana
Birthplace: Indiana,United States of America
Birth Date: 15 May 1890
Race: Caucasian (White)

He enlisted in 1917 and it states he had a wife and tow children

by noggin on 2013-02-22 06:30:02

I found this on find a grave site. There is also a photo of Walter and the grave stone.

Walter W Allen
Birth: May 15, 1890
Decatur County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1966
Decatur County
Indiana, USA

Walter W. Allen, 76, a retired painter and carpenter here, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, October 16, 1966 in his home at 1326 North Carver Street. Although he had been in failing health the past three years, his death was unexpected.

The son of Frank and Sarah Hooker Allen, he was born in Decatur County May 15, 1890 and had lived in this locality all his life.

He was educated in the schools of Decatur County and was self-employed as a painter and carpenter until retiring.

He was first united in marriage with Velma Gail Skinner, who preceded him in death in 1928. On June 17, 1933 he was married at Greensburg to Vivian Ruble.

Surviving with the widow, Mrs. Vivian Allen of Greensburg are two daughters and six sons. They are, Mrs. Katherine Hall, Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) Holzhause, Elda Allen, Walter J. Allen Jr., John J. Allen, Nolan Allen, Charles J. Allen, and Sonny Allen; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Sanders and Mrs. Clancy Lawson; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents and first wife, by a son, two sisters, and a brother who died in infancy.

Mr. Allen was a member of the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 1966 in J.H. Porter & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Allee, pastor of the Bible Baptist Church here, officiating. Burial will be in Union Presbyterian Cemetery south of Forest Hill.

Visitation at the funeral home is scheduled after 6 p.m. Monday, July 17, 1966 and after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 1966.

Family links:
Velma Gail Skinner Allen (1896 - 1928)

Katherine L. Allen Hall (1915 - 1978)*
Nolan F. Allen (1916 - 1999)*
Bonnie Gail Allen Holzhause (1917 - 1987)*
Elda G. Allen (1920 - 1975)*
Clinton Eugene Allen (1926 - 1928)*
Charles Jesse Allen (1939 - 2001)*

*Calculated relationship

Lower Union Presbyterian Cemetery
Decatur County
Indiana, USA

Maintained by: Mickey Allen
Originally Created by: Mike Porter
Record added: Jun 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38078646

by noggin on 2013-02-22 06:35:19

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: William W Allen
Age: 11
Birth Date: May 1889
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: Clay, Decatur, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Francis M Allen
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's name: Sarah A Allen
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana

Francis M Allen 44 Birthplace: Ohio 1856
Sarah A Allen 35 Birthplace: Indiana 1865
Iana L Allen 16 all children born in Indiana
Noby J Allen 14
William W Allen 11

by noggin on 2013-02-22 06:46:06

Sarah's name was in fact Nancy Sarah Ann Hooker. I looked on the original book for parents names but there none shown.

"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"

name: Francis M Allen
event: Marriage
event date: 21 Dec 1882
event place: , Decatur,
registration place: Decatur, Indiana, United States
marriage license date: 21 Dec 1882
gender: Male
spouse's name: Nancy Sarah Ann Hooker
spouse's gender: Female
officiator's name: J G King
film number: 001516618
digital folder number: 004170587
image number: 00595
number of images: 1
batch number: M02084-5

by noggin on 2013-02-22 07:03:15

This looks like Nancy Sarah Ann Hooker her mother Charity S.Hooker (nee ...) married a William D. Allen

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Nancy S. A. Hooker
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1880: Delaware, Ripley, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Stepdaughter
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's name: Charity S. Allen
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana

William D. Allen 51
Charity S. Allen 35
Asa E. Allen 17
Malissie Allen 14
Agnes V. Allen 10
Joshuah L. Allen 6
Ruth A. Allen 4
Nancy S. A. Hooker 20

by noggin on 2013-02-22 07:13:37

"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"

name: Alman C Stansberry
event: Marriage
event date: 27 Nov 1895
event place: Greensburg, , Indiana
other event place:
registration place: Decatur, Indiana, United States
marriage license date:
residence: Forest Hill, , Indiana
gender: Male
number of prior marriages: 1
race: White
birthplace: , Hancock, Indiana
father's name: Jefferson Stansberry
mother's name: Mary E Janes
spouse's name: Ruth A Allen
spouse's residence: Burney, Decatur, Indiana
spouse's gender: Female
spouse's number of prior marriages: 1
spouse's race: White
spouse's birthplace: , Ripley, Indiana
spouse's father's name: William Allen
spouse's mother's name: Charity Ogden
officiator's name: W W Smith
reference: 15
film number: 001516778
digital folder number: 004170986
image number: 00503
number of images: 3
batch number: M02084-2

The above looks like the marriage of Ruth A Allen shown as Ruth A Allen 4 in the 1880 census.

It also suggests Nancy S. A. Hooker's mother was Charity Ogden who married a ... Hooker

by noggin on 2013-02-22 07:19:45

this looks like the death for Nancy S. A. Allen (Hooker). Her parents were Walter Hooker and Charity Anne Ogden

"Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"
name: Nancy Sarah Allen
event: Death
event date: 28 Dec 1946
gender: Female
death age: 81y 8m 18d
race: White
birth date: 10 Apr 1865
birthplace: Indiana
estimated birth year: 1865
father: Walter Hooker
mother: Charity Anne Ogden
spouse: Francis M.
reference number: Certificate
film number: 2372966
digital folder number: 4076298
image number: 00785

by noggin on 2013-02-22 07:45:44

I could only find one Francis M Allen born about 1856, It does not state on the census his relationship to Asa Richardson the head of the house. He could be a lodger nephew or Sally B Richardson is his mother who as remarried. It does state living at home.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Francis M Allen
Age in 1870: 13
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1870: Delaware, Ripley, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Napoleon

Asa Richardson 65
Sally B Richardson 51
Sally D Richardson 15
Lillie W Richardson 11
Francis M Allen 13

by noggin on 2013-02-22 08:33:29

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: William D Allen
Age in 1860: 31
Birth Year: abt 1829
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1860: Delaware, Ripley, Indiana
Gender: Male
Post Office: Delaware

William D Allen 31 b Indiana
Almira Allen 26 b New York
Elmer R Allen 6 b Indiana
Francis M Allen 4 B Ohio
Phoebe A Allen 3/12 b Indianan

by sssteltenpohl on 2013-02-22 09:39:50

Wow thank you so much. That is very helpful information. Now I will move forward. I have my mothers family(Salyers and Vickerys) ancestry,my great grandfather Ruble's and my gr gr grandmother Rubles (Tibbetts) family, my husbands (steltenpohl)family.It is so important to me that I have the Allens and the Blairs. This has really helped. Again thanks so much!

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