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Mary Esther Gerhardt Allen
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1869
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1950
Bay City
Matagorda County
Texas, USA

Mary Esther (Gerhardt/Gearhart) Allen (b 12-14-1862 in Ohio, d 7-27-1949) is the wife of Samuel Price Allen. They lived in Bay City, Texas.

Daughter of William Gearhart (b 2-21-1837 Crawford Co, OH) and Sarah (Shupp) Gearhart (daughter of Michael Shupp of OH). Mary's father William was born in Ohio, the son of Martin Gearhart (b abt 1805)of Prussia (Germany) and E. (Layman) Gearhart, also of Germany.

J. Morris Gearhart
Ida May Gearhart
Win. L. Gearhart
Rolandus M. Gearhart
Mattie Adelia Gearhart

Biography of Mary Ester (Gearhardt/Gearhart) Allen's Father William Gearhart (History of Howard and Chariton Counties, 1883, St. Louis - National Historical Society)
farmer. Mr. Gearhart is of German parentage, but was himself born and reared in this county. His father, Martin Gearhart, was born in Prussia in about 1805, and his mother, formerly Miss E. Layman, was also of German birth, but both came to this country early in life, and settled in Ohio. They had a family of thirteen children, of whom ten are living. William was born in Crawford County, Ohio, on the 21st of February, 1837, and was reared in that State. In 1858, at the age of twenty-one, he came out to Missouri, and lived here for five years engaged in farming, after which he returned to Ohio and was married to Miss Sarah Shupp, daughter of Michael Shupp, of that State. He then returned to Missouri and settled in Wayland township of this county, where he has since lived. Here he has a 220 acre farm substantially and well improved. Mr. and Mrs. Gearhart have a family of six children: J. Morris, Ida May, Mary Ester, Win. L., Rolandus M. and Mattie Adelia. Both parents are members of the M. E. Church South. Mr. Gearhart enjoys the respect of all his neighbors and acquaintances, and is a worthy, good citizen.

Children of Mary and Samuel Price Allen:

Verna "Vern" Allen
(b 9-7-1889, d 3-15-1950)
Lived in Pledger, owned Allen's Grocery Store. (married to Myrtle) Daughters: Sammy (Allen) Brooks--Children: Mickey Brooks (former Mayor of West Columbia) and Jim Dalton (Houston attorney), Bobby Allen--Son Allen of Alice and daughter Sherry of Corpus Cristi.

Samuel "Dale" Allen
(b 11-18-1891, d unknown)

Harvey R. Allen
(b 4-7-1898, d 1972)
Children: Harvey Allen, Jr., Dorothy Allen.

Clarence Roscoe Allen
(b 2-6-1900, d 1-17-1980)
(married Rosa Mae Walker b 10-11-1908, d 3-27-2004)
Children: Peggy Allen (married George Ottis from Wadsworth), Belton. Children: Chris and Letisha)
Clarence Richard Allen (b 8-30-1939, d 12-17-2009 (married Carol Sens), Bay City.
Mary Lee Allen, San Antonie
Jerry Allen(married Lynell Bowles), Houston. Children: Cullen Allen, Daryl Allen.

Lucille Marie (Mary) Allen
(b 5-25-1905, d 1983)
(married L. L. McKay).
Children: L. L. "Mack" McKay, Jr. and Betty McKay of Houston.

Joe G. Allen
(b 9-19-1909, d 5-5-1995)
Lived in Houston. No Children.
Family links: 
  Samuel Price Allen (1862 - 1949)
  William Vern Allen (1889 - 1950)*
  Harvey Rolandus Allen (1898 - 1972)*
  Clarence Roscoe Allen (1900 - 1980)*
*Calculated relationship
Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery
Bay City
Matagorda County
Texas, USA
Created by: MO
Record added: Jul 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74235607
Mary Esther <i>Gerhardt</i> Allen
Added by: MO
Mary Esther <i>Gerhardt</i> Allen
Added by: MO
Mary Esther <i>Gerhardt</i> Allen
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 Added: Jul. 31, 2011

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