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Benjamin Dave "Stookie" Allen
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1903
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1971
Texas, USA

Benjamin Allen was a cartoonist who created the nationally syndicated comic strip Mugsey.'. He worked on Flapper Fanny during the 1930s with his wife, Gladys Parker, while they lived in New York City. They moved to Los Angeles in 1937.
Allen grew up in Corsicana, Texas, and attended the University of Texas. A local sports legend, in 1924 he caught the winning touchdown pass against Texas A&M University when a bobbled ball was tipped into his hands, leading the Longhorns to 7-0 victory against the Aggies in the brand new Memorial Stadium. In college, Allen also played baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals offered him a pitching tryout. He left Texas to study at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Allen kicked around the southern oil fields for a while, and ended up working for Standard Oil looking for swamp gas. When that job ended he was set to work on a pipeline in Natchez, Mississippi and was ready to take a job in Venezuela, when he was offered a position drawing sports cartoons for the Associated Press.
In 1940, Allen invested in a mica mine 90 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico with the 1920s New York band leader, Smith Ballew.

When the war started, Allen was drawing the cartoon Heroes of Democracy and his patriotic cartoon motivated his decision to join the army. During World War II, Allen served as a major in the combat engineers in Europe. He was an art engineer drawing battle bridges such as one built by the 238th Engineers, 1106th combat group, crossing the Seine River south of Paris to replace the destroyed railway bridge shown in the background He also drew floating Bailey bridges like the one erected in August 1944 also spanning the Seine.
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Note: WW II VETERAN
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Corsicana
Navarro County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Gary Wills
Record added: Feb 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33760499
Benjamin Dave Stookie Allen
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U.S. Army World War II.
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 Added: Dec. 26, 2014
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