Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Do you know who these people are - ALLEN family photos?

Several years ago, while visiting my uncle George Allen, I scanned several hundred photos that were in the possession of my grandfather Orville Morgan Allen when he died in March 1977.    George was able to help me identify several of the people in the photos, however there were quite a few that he was not able to help identify.   George has since passed away, my mother unfortunately is blind so she is unable to help.   I have send copies of these photos to my uncle James and aunt Mary, so I'm waiting to hear back from them too.

In the mean time, I have been able to connect with a couple of distant cousins via Ancestry DNA.   A couple of people were interested in seeing these photos, so I'm going to post them here and see if anyone is able to help identify those in the photos.

Please feel free to either contact me directly, or leave a comment if you know who the people are or if you have a copy of the same photo.   You can also leave your connect info in the comments as well, if you wish.

Orville Morgan Allen was born to James Chandler ALLEN and Velleda Mary ROGERS on 23 Aug 1893 in Phoenix, AZ.   He passed away 17 March 1977 in San Diego, CA.   He lived in AZ, NM, CO, ID, and CA.   He was married twice, the first marriage to Ida M ROBERTS on 27 Nov 1916.  The second marriage to Florence BUNCE on 8 Aug 1930.

Photo #1 - Ester, Raymond and James - San Antonio Tex, August 1946

Photo #2 - 2nd from left person in front row - Florence BUNCE (ALLEN), last person in back from on right Orville Morgan ALLEN, all others are unknown.  Taken between 1945-1965 appx.


Photo #3 - no info written on back, unknown date.

Photo #4 - This may be James ALLEN, born May 1918 to Orville Morgan ALLEN and Ida M ROBERTS, but it is unconfirmed.   James passed away several years ago but the date and location is unknown.   His parents were divorced not long after he was born, he was raised by his mother Ida as James ROBERTS.   He did have some contact with his half brothers and sisters but not a lot.

Photo #5 - unmarked photo, unknown date.



Photo #6 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #7 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #8 - unmarked photo, appx 1950-1960s.

Photo #9 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #10 - possible Dave Rogers ALLEN and Ada TATTERSHAW, but unconfirmed.   Dave is Orville's brother, born 30 Jan 1883 died 15 Mar 1968.

Photo #11 - This may be James ALLEN, born May 1918 to Orville Morgan ALLEN and Ida M ROBERTS, but it is unconfirmed. 
Photo #12 - unmarked photo, date unknown.

Photo #13 - unmarked photo, date unknown

Photo #14 - unmarked photo - date appx 1950-1960s

Photo #15 - unmarked photo, date unknown.


Photo #16 - unmarked photo, date unknown.

Photo #17 - unmarked photo, date unknown.

Photo #18 - unmarked photo, date unknown.



Photo #19 - Orville is the man in the back row.   Others are unknown, date unknown.
 Photo #20 - unmarked photo, unknown date.
Photo #21 - unmarked photo, date unknown.

Photo #22 - unmarked photo, date appx 1950-1960s.

Photo #23 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #24 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #25 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #26 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #27 - Nita Fish & Benny Butler, taken in Riverside CA, Dec 20 1936.


Photo #28 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #29 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #30 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #31 - no names on photo, but does say "taken 1934 just after I left from the hospital".  Note lady on the right is missing her arm - perhaps it was removed at the hospital stay.


Photo #33 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #34 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #35 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #36 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #37 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #38 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #39 - photo has some writing but unknown people and unknown date.


Photo #40 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

Photo #41 - unmarked photo, unknown date.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish I could find one of Allie Allen married to Wilson Byrd

Judy Johanson said...

I looked at the photos but did not find a single one who looked familiar or like old photos I have. So, sorry!

Leslie Daniels said...

I can identify #13, 24, and 39 and the older man in #3 I believe. I sent you a message on Family Search. We need to exchange phone numbers soon I think.

Leslie Daniels said...

#39 is my Great Grandmother and her family: L-R: Electa Lucinda Mecham Holden (md. Nahum Cole Holden), Cordelia Irenia Holden Allen, Louella on lap, Alma Allen holding Ray, Mary Bigelow (probably her house - old Joe Bigelow home), lady on right holding baby unknown, Mary and Nahum in back.

Leslie Daniels said...

#13 is Cordelia Irenia Holden Allen and her husband James Alma Allen. Picture taken in late 1930s.

Leslie Daniels said...

#24 is same family as noted in #39 pictures, I need to find my same picture to identify them better for you. Pretty sure the older man in #3 is James Chandler Allen. I have a picture of him by himself and also one with his second wife. I am strictly going from memory at this point, but I will get back with you when I have had a chance to confirm by looking in our memory books.

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