I've been working on another line and have't found much info on the Allen family. Nora Allen b Oct 4, 1871 in Des Moines, IA d July 16, 1916 in Formosa KS. she and a infant son dies in a car train accident. She married William Sherman Congleton Jan 13, 1891 in Haddam, Washington County, KS. Her parents were Monroe Allen and Amanda Pritchard.That's all the information I've gotten and that's just from picking up bits and pieces from message boards. Nothing is confirmed. Let me know if this helps and I'll see if I can get more info.