Honoring and Remembering
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Earn Allen
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Joseph "Joe" Earn Allen
Joseph Earn Allen was born May 26, 1908 in Newton County, Arkansas.
His parents were
William Benjamin Allen (1867-1947) and
Allie Victoria Bearden Allen
(1871-1929). Allie is buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Henryetta, OK. William
Benjamin Allen died in 1947 in Arkansas and was buried there. He had 5
Joe married Norine Jones Allen in Weleetka, OK on June 9, 1934. They had 4 children, Carmon Lee Allen, Arnold Ray Allen, Clyde Edward Allen (buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Henryetta, OK), and Joyce Francis Allen Harber (buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Henryetta, OK).
R to L - Joe, and children C.L. "Lee", Arnold, Joyce, Clyde Allen 1945
Norine became very ill and tragically passed away July 13, 1944 at the age of almost 29. It was devastating to the family. Joe was unable to care for the children by himself and work. Those were the days before government assistance. He was employed in the oil fields and at other jobs and did the best he possibly could. He had to make a hard decision on what he felt was best for the children. So they went to live in other homes and orphanages. He saw them occasionally and became much closer to them as adults. Around 1948 Joe got remarried to Ola Denise (Clifton) Ellison. They later separated but never divorced. She did attend Joe's funeral.
Joe died of a probable stroke in his home January 31, 1969 in Seminole, OK. He was buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Henryetta, OK.
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Norine Jones Allen
Norine (L) and Norine with sons C.L. "Lee" and baby Arnold Allen 1937 Fairfax, OK (R)
Norine Jones was born Aug. 2, 1915 in Okmulgee, OK. She was married to Joseph "Joe" Earn Allen in Weleetka, OK on June 9, 1934. They had 4 remarkable children Carmon Lee Allen, Arnold Ray Allen, Clyde Edward Allen (buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Henryetta, OK), and Joyce Frances Allen Harber (buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Henryetta, OK). She had 9 siblings.
Her father was
Benjamin Franklin Jones
(1880 to Apr. 23, 1945) was buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Henryetta, OK. He
was married to
Sarah Melissa "Sally" Murray Jones
on Mar. 8, 1901 at Henryetta, OK. Her grandfather was
Joseph Jones buried in
Coal Creek (Furr) Cemetery in Bryant, OK near Henryetta, OK.
Smith Jones was her grandmother and wife of Joseph Jones. She is
buried next to her husband.
Sadly, Norine died July 13, 1944 in Los Angeles and was buried in Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, CA.
Norine's and Joe Allen's Children 1989
Clyde (L), Joyce and Arnold (C), and Carmon Lee (R)
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Mom's Side of the Family
Dad's Side of the Family
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