My grandfather William J. Allen also went by Willie J. Allen or William J. Allen or Bill Allen, suppose to have been born in Lexington, Ky abt. 1880, he never gave parents names, just said they died and he went to live with a Aunt, never told us her name,but said he did not like her so he ran away from her home.He had a sister, never gave her name either, but lost touch with her. He was a Construction Engineer and worked on bridges and dams so traveled alot, mostly I can track him to Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Indiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and California. He was a Mason, joined at age 29 in Keithburg, Ill. Married Alzina Perry from Louisiana on Feb 6,1907, had 6 children, he was a engineer and traveled thru a lot of states.I have a post card my Dad wrote to his Mom dated Nov. 29, 1929 and they were living in New Port, Ark. on 201 Cash st. anyone familiar with this address? It was addressed to Mrs. W.J. Allen. Any help would be appreciated as it hard tracking someone when you don't have parents names to help you. I can track him from age 27 when he married my grandmother to when he died in Mississippi, but nothing on him from birth up toage 27.
Thank you for any help Barbara Allen Capello You can e-mail me direct at email@example.com