Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ALICE M. ALLEN, who resides about
ten miles north from Krupp, was born in Indiana, on December 15, 1854,
being the daughter of John and Mary (Ball) Higgs, natives of England.
The father came to America in the early 'forties and settled in Indiana.
In 1857 he settled on a farm in Iowa where he became a wealthy and well
known citizen. The mother died when our subject was eleven years
of age. Miss Alice received her education in the district schools
of Iowa and kept house for her father until her marriage in 1871.
Two years later, she came with her husband to Oregon and settled on a farm.
After that, in 1880, they moved to Lincoln county, settling on a piece
of land northwest from Wilbur, in what is known as Corbett draw.
Mrs. Allen has labored faithfully as one of the pioneers of this country
since that time and now has the pleasure of enjoying the success that she
has earned. She owns three-fourths of a section of land in the wheat
belt here and a fine fruit farm in Oregon, besides a residence and four
lots in Wilbur. She has certainly been blessed with excellent prosperity
as a result of her wisdom and industry. During these long years of
residence here, Mrs. Allen has gained hosts of warm friends and stands
exceptionally well in this community. Her husband was William Allen
and to them were born: Frank, in Wilbur; Mrs. John Markey, mentioned elsewhere
in this volume; William J., and Dora Miller.