Gus, Mary and Walter were children of
Gustavus Watts Allen, Sr. and Mary Virginia ("Jennie") Dowdy. Gus was
Gustavus Watts ALLEN, Jr., was born
July 22, 1880 in Moscow, Fayette County, Tennessee. He married
schoolteacher Annie Leona COX on June 7, 1914, in Emory, Texas. The couple
moved to West Texas for her health, but the change of climate didn't help
much: Annie died at the age of 42, on January 27, 1935 in San Angelo.
Gus never remarried. He died August 27, 1969, in San Angelo, Tom Green County,
Texas. Click here to read an interview with him from the Greenville newspaper: Gus Allen: Example of a Self-Made Man.
Mary Magdalene ALLEN was born
December 6, 1887, in McKinney, Texas. Se married rancher Roy Seton CUMMINGS.
He died July 14, 1964, in San Angelo, Texas. She died in San Angelo on March 10, 1972. They are buried in the Lawnhaven Cemetery
in San Angelo.
Walter ALLEN was born March 9, 1883,
in Moscow, Tennessee. A professional photographer who spent much of his
working years in California, he never married. He died in Big Spring, Texas on
April 11, 1963. He is buried in the Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas.
They are pictured here in front of
the First Baptist Church of McKinney, Texas. McKinney is in Collin County. Date unknown.