My Greatgrandfather was named Joseph Allen. I live in Ionia, Michigan which is only about 25 miles from Carson City. My father Leo Vance Allen jr. was raised in Lyons, Michigan and his father Leo V. Allen sr. was raised in Palo, Michigan which is only a few miles from Carson City. His father was Joseph Allen and is buried in Tuttle Cemetary outside of Ionia, Michigan. Leo V. Allen Sr was born in 1909 so he may be the grandson of the gentleman you are looking for.