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337. Edward\Edwin Franklin ALLEN101,218,219 was born on 16 May 1869 in Arkansas.173,174,175 He died on 18 July 1953 at the age of 84 in San Joaquin County, California.101,173,220

Edward, or Edwin's, name is a puzzle. The 1880 Census has Edward F. Allen, age 11. On his marriage certificate he is listed as E. F. Allen. On the Marriage Register from Polk Co, he is listed as Edwin F. Allen. The 1900 census has Edwin F. Allen. His death certificate has Edward Franklin; his father's obit has just Ed.

Descendants of Ed believe his name was Edward Franklin, rather than Edwin.

Copy of marriage Certificate from Patty Sweet. E. F. Allen of Cove, Polk Co, AR, aged 21, married Miss G. A. Trotter, age 16 on 24 Oct 1890. Elder John P. Foster MG, officiated and the marriage is recorded in Book D, p.54.
Listed as Edwin F. Allen and Georgia A. Trotter [AR marriages online at]
Marriage records on FamilySearch list her father as George Trotter, Allen's as Port Allen.

Ed Allen married (2) Sarah E. "Lizzie" Langham, and had several more children. Listed as EDWARD Franklin Allen in CA Death Index; also says he was born in IN but that's certainly incorrect.

1910 Census: Leflore Co OK, Kennady Twp. Edward O. Allen, head of household age 40, married twice, the second time for 8 years. Sarah E. wife, age 38, also married twice. She has had 7 children, only 3 living. Millie Ann, age 6, Mamie, age 4, Johnie, age 1. Alvin, age 16 and Minnie age 14. Hammit Stidman age 13 is a stepson, surely a son of Sarah E.'s first marriage. C. M. Kimble, hired man, age 50, is living with the family. Charlie H. Allen, brother, age 37 is also in the household. Edward, Alvin, Hammit Stidman, C. M. Kimble & Charlie Allen all work at the saw mill.

1920 Census: Leflore Co OK. Edward F. Allen, age 51, b. AR as were both his parents. Occupation was sawyer at the saw mill. Sarah E., wife, age 34, b. TX as were both her parents. Millie A., dau, age 18, b. OK - her mother said b. TX so she may be the eldest child of Sarah & Edward. Minnie J. age 13. John E. age 12.

The Death Certificate has the name as Edward Franklin Allen. Widower. Born 16 May 1869 and died 18 Jul 1953. Father: Porter B. Allen, born Indiana (he wasn't - he was born in Polk Co AR). Mother: Mary Dinnigan, born Texas. The informant was Alvin Allen. Ed died in French Camp, San Joaquin Co, California, at the San Joaquin General Hospital. Ed's last residence was in Clements. He was buried in the Jackson City Cemetery on 21 July 1953; funeral home was J. J. Daneri and Son. Cause of death was large bowel obstruction; probably carcinoma; there had been an operation on 15 July.

Edward\Edwin Franklin ALLEN and Georgia A. TROTTER were married on 26 October 1890 in Cove, Polk County, Arkansas.221 Georgia A. TROTTER222 was born about 1874.221 She died in 1895/6 at the age of 22.173

The marriage record states Georgia's father was George Trotter. There were no Trotter families living in Polk Co in 1880. - has the digital image of the permission letter
Polk Co Ark, Oct 23, 1890
Mr. W. T. Davis, County Clerk of Polk County, will
Please Issue Marriage Lisence to Edwin F. Allen &
Georgia A. Trotter, the former being 21 years of age, and
the Latter 16 - by the consent of Parents on both sides
Yours Repectfully
Port Allen & wife
George W. Trotter & wife

Lillie May Allen's delayed birth certificate gave her mother's name as "Dorothy Trotter". Her mother died when she was about 5 years old - perhaps she had forgotten her name.

Georgia died shortly after daughter Minnie was born on 15 Dec 1895.

Edward\Edwin Franklin ALLEN and Georgia A. TROTTER had the following children:



Lillie May ALLEN.



George P. "?Alvin/Ab" ALLEN173,223 was born in May 1893 in Oklahoma.219,223

In 1900, all three motherless children were living with their grandparents in the Creek Nation. The middle child listed as George P. a grandson, born May 1893, age 7.

Patty Sweet gave me his name as "Ab" and it may be actually Alvin Allen. Or this may be the wrong person.

I believe I found Ab Allen in Leflore Co OK, Wister Twp, in 1920. His age was very hard to read, b. OK; his parents b. AR. He was a log cutter at the saw mill. His wife was Goldie, age 25 - there were two stepdaughters, Bertha Burton age 7 and Bessie age 5 - so apparently Goldie had previously been married. There was also Alta Allen, a daughter, age 1 and 7/12 or 9/12, and I would presume she was Ab's child.



Minnie Idella ALLEN.

Edward\Edwin Franklin ALLEN and Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" LANGHAM were married in 1902.219 Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" LANGHAM was born in 1872 in Texas.219

Edward\Edwin Franklin ALLEN and Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" LANGHAM had the following children:



Millie Ann ALLEN was born in 1904 in Oklahoma.219



Mamie ALLEN was born in 1906 in Oklahoma.



John E. ALLEN (private).219