Have stumbled on this series of messages, looks like a good place to ask if anyone knows anything about a William Zephania Allen (my great grandfather).All I know about him is that he married Isabella Jane Owens April 21, 1876, probably somewhere in the area of Allendale, MO.They had children:Morris Alfred (d. inf.), Andrew Edgar (d. inf.), Opel (d. inf.), Winnie Adeline (06/30/1878-1977), Lilly May, Viola Victoria, Edna Martha (1891-1968?) (my grandmother, Myrthle Eunice, Clifford, adopted Dortha/Dorothy.William Z. was an optometrist and died in Joplin, MO.Isabella died in 1931 in Joplin.The Owens wrote down parents names for many who married into family but not him.Don't even have names for any of his siblings right now.
Any help you can give to this beginner is appreciated.If e-mailing please reference to W. Z. Allen.Thanks, Wilma