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William Ray Allen
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1885
Ossian
Wells County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1955
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

Dr. William Ray Allen was a University of Kentucky zoologist who extensively studied Orinoco and Amazon river basin wildlife. As a fellow at the University of Illinois, he accompanied Dr. Carl H. Eigenmann to Peru in 1918 to study fish. He spent six months surveying fresh-water fish fauna in Lake Titicaca in 1919.

Co-authored "Fishes of Western South America I. The Intercordilleran and Amazonian Lowlands of Peru & II. The High Pampas of Peru, Bolivia, and Northern Chile with a revision of the Peruvian Gymnotidae and the Genus Orestias" published in 1942.

A man of great academic achievement, he was foremost a family man, a loving husband and proud father of three daughters.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Elza A. Allen (1862 - 1943)
  Lucinda Ellen Chupp Allen (1862 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Lura Belle Devin Allen (1891 - 1975)
 
 Siblings:
  William Ray Allen (1885 - 1955)
  Franklin Floyd Allen (1887 - 1932)*
  Albert Otto Allen (1891 - 1977)*
  Zella Glenn Allen Winter (1893 - 1966)*
  Rufus E. Allen (1903 - 1911)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Sec 3 Lot 44 Sp 7
 
Burial:
Oak Lawn Cemetery
Ossian
Wells County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Lee Ann
Originally Created by: Jim Cox
Record added: May 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52883171
William Ray Allen
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William Ray Allen
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 Added: Aug. 13, 2010
 
 
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