(l-r) Harry Allen; Ray Etta Mathis Allen, Harry's wife; Rebecca Grant Mathis, Ray Etta's mother; George Allen, Harry and Ray Etta's son; and Arthur Allen, George's son. Can anyone identify the photo on the wall? (Photo courtesy of Phillip Michael Allen. Most people don't know that Mike's first name is really Phillip.)
Harry Allen (left) in the driveway of his Adams Avenue home in New Gretna. Can anyone identify the other two people in the photo and the model and year of the car? (Photo courtesy of Benjamin and Elaine Allen.)
Harry Allen's house has been extensively remodelled and expanded by the present owners, Louis and Theresa Macera who enjoy the house with their daughter, Gianna. They are good neighbors to Ben and Elaine Allen. (May 7, 2009 photo by Pete Stemmer.)
Ray Etta Mathis, daughter of Joshua H. (2043) and Rebecca (Grant) Mathis, born December 26, 1892, died 1973, married (a) John Allen Jr. and (b) Harry Allen, both are sons of John and Sarah (Gray) Allen. Harry was born
July 27, 1890, and died January 29, 1983. They are buried in , New Gretna. John was the father of Ray's first son, Leon. Miller Cemetery
i. Leon Allen, born July 19, 1911, died January 30, 1983, married December 31, 1941, Georgia Griffin and had Anna Rebecca Allen (b 11-16-1943) and Sara (b 9-16-1946).
ii. Benjamin Allen, born December 10, 1917, married Elaine Bangert, born April 10, 1924. (Their son, Phillip Michael Allen, sent me the 4 generation photo.)
iii. Lawrence Allen (died in infancy). Buried in Atsion Cemetery.
iv Ann Allen, born
May 19, 1922married (a) August Hickman and (b) Ralph Newman.
v. George Allen, born February 10, 1925, married Pauline Buss. Their children: Arthur (b 10-15-1953); Susan Rebecca (b 5-26-1955); George Jr, (b 5-2-1958); and John Austin (b 4-13-1963).
vi. Sara Allen, born
August 5, 1927, married Howard Ware.
vii. Jessie Allen, buried
Miller Cemetery (died in infancy).
viii. Harry M. Allen Jr., born
July 21, 1932buried Miller Cemetery (Died of measles at age 2).
ix. Joshua Raymond Allen, a twin to Harry M., born
July 21, 1932 (Died of measles at age 2. Joshua and Harry M., Jr. died only hours apart.)
x. Esther (stillborn).