|Birth: ||Nov. 13, 1889|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1919|
Amy was the last of eight children born to John Victor Nyberg and Anna "Annie" Paulina Rangell, immigrants from Finland (Although her father also spoke Swedish and sometimes claimed Sweden as his birth country). Born in Sealy, Texas, she grew up in Sealy and Yoakum, Texas, and as a young adult in the Heights before it was incorporated into Houston, TX.
She married Ralph Waldo Allen 18 May 1910. In 1909, Amy kept a diary given to her by her brother John Nyberg. In the diary of her daily life she describes the man she would marry the next year, Ralph Allen. Their wedding was in the home of the bride's parents, at 640 Courtland St, Houston Heights, Texas, performed by Rev Dr J. W. Loving of Tuam Ave Baptist Church.
Their first child Margaret Louise was born in Houston in 1911.
In 1913 Amy and Ralph moved to Tennessee where Ralph worked as a machinist for a printer. Son Ralph Leonard and second daughter Mary Jane were born there. By late 1918 the family was back in Houston where their last child Rose Pauline was born 30 Nov 1918 at 640 Courtland St, Houston Heights.
Times were difficult and Ralph often had to be away for employment. In Jan 1919 Amy became ill with what would be known as the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919. She was first seen by her doctor on 12 January and died 10 days later of pneumonia. Daughter Rose told me of the practice in those times of opening all the windows to let in fresh air. Ralph did not arrive home from TN where he was working until the day after her passing.
Following her burial Ralph placed the four children with relatives and traveled to California. Eventually all but the youngest child Rose would relocate and live out their lives in California.
John Victor Nyberg (1847 - 1928)
Anna Paulina Rangell Nyberg (1847 - 1930)
Ralph Waldo Allen (1887 - 1968)*
Margaret Louise Allen Younggren (1911 - 1964)*
Ralph Leonard Allen (1913 - 1996)*
Mary Jane Allen Risher (1916 - 2000)*
Rose Pauline Allen Drane (1918 - 2003)*
Victor Benhart Nyberg (1876 - 1916)*
Louise Pauline Nyberg Groezinger (1877 - 1967)*
Hilda Marie Nyberg German (1883 - 1967)*
John Albert Nyberg (1885 - 1964)*
Amy Josephine Nyberg Allen (1889 - 1919)
Friendswood Friends Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Dr Joe B. Drane III
Originally Created by: Gena Forsyth
Record added: Feb 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13319032