My Essie Mae Allen was b 11/15/1901 and have just learned through some old family papers that she possibly had a brother who was possibly named Jim, Jr. Her father was Jim Allen (Sr.), and her mother was Mary Henderson.
Essie m John Foster Merritt (also spelled meritt by some family members) 9/16/1919 in Ardmore, Okla. They had 5 children: James, Jack, Donald, Virginia, & John.
She was later married to a C. Brooks Bowen for a short while, then to a Lenny McNutt.