William Reed Allen Family

William Reed ALLEN was born 15 Dec 1834 in Montgomery County, IN to David and Nancy (MATTHEWS) ALLEN. He married 11 May 1854 in Champaign County, IL Martha Louisa YORK who was born 29 Jun 1837 in Raleigh, Wake, NC to James E. and Regina (CAMPBELL) YORK. William died 13 May 1913 in Sumas, Whatcom, WA and Martha died 27 Oct 1913 in Sumas, Whatcom, WA. Both are buried in Sumas Cemetery. William R. ALLEN operated a grocery store in Sumas. In 1910 they were living in Kendall, Whatcom, WA.


  1. John Henry ALLEN was born 14 Apr 1855 in Illinois. He died 23 Feb 1934 in Sumas, Whatcom, WA. His wife was Margaret Jane HOLMES. He is buried in Sumas Cemetery.

  2. Clinton W. ALLEN was born 26 Oct 1860 in Iowa. He died 24 Jul 1932. He married in Kansas Martha Alberta OTT who was born 20 Oct 1872 in KS, daughter of Albert OTT, and died 21 Nov 1948 in Bellingham, Whatcom, WA. They are both buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

  3. Ida A. ALLEN was born 12 Feb 1862 in Illinois. She died 14 Feb 1949 in Bellingham, Whatcom, WA. She married about 1888 John Albert TAYLOR who was born 24 Mar 1857 or 1858 in Kansas and died 9 Mar 1934. They are both buried in Sumas Cemetery.

  4. Alvin Roy ALLEN was born 15 Nov 1871 in Missouri. He died 15 May 1951 and is buried in Kendall Cemetery. He married (1) 6 Mar 1898 in Kendall, Whatcom, WA Lucy May MCRAE/MCREA, daughter of Robert A. and Levina A. MCREA, who was born in 1882 and died about 3 Sep 1927. He married (2) Mrs. Martha Alberta (OTT) ALLEN after 24 Jul 1932. Alvin and Lucy are buried in Kendall Cemetery.

  5. William Reed ALLEN Jr. was born 14 Feb 1874 in Jewell County, KS. He died 14 May 1950 in Bellingham, Whatcom, WA. He married 10 May 1895 in Winlock, Lewis, WA Nora Alice SNOW who was born 2 Jul 1882 in Knoxville, TN, daughter of Joseph H. and Margaret Elizabeth (LAYMANCE) SNOW. Nora died 23 Jul 1944 in Blaine, Whatcom, WA. They are both buried in Enterprise Cemetery.

  6. Rosie May ALLEN was born 17 Sep 1876. She died in Corvallis, Benton, OR after 16 May 1951. Her husband was Wiley PLUNKETT SR who was born 17 Feb 1867 in Benton County, OR to James and Ashna (NORTON) PLUNKETT. He died 5 Jul 1934 in Corvallis, Benton, OR.

Submitted by Debbie Russell deHoog

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