|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1886|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1965|
Louis was born the 7th of 11 children born to Jeremiah P. "Jerry" & Viola (Samson) Allen. He was raised in Butler County, Nebraska, and later moved into Douglas County. That is where he met Minnie Olive (Tabler) Allen. Louie and Minnie were married on 24 Dec 1906. Their first 2 children were born in Valley, Douglas Co., Nebraska.
In 1911 the family migrated in a train car with several other families (most of them related), to Torrington, Wyoming. Louie and Minnie took a homestead 35 miles N.W. of Torrington in an area known as Prairie Center, or Spoon Buttes. After retiring they moved into Torrington where they lived the rest of their lives. The original ranch was later maintained by their daughter and her husband James Wesley & Velma (Allen) Shoults.
Not long after moving to the ranch Louie was coming home on the buckboard with his rifle leaning on the seat besode him. He hit a bumo and the gun slid, when he yried to slide it out of the way it went off and shot him through the hand. He finished the ride home, got his wife and they headed to town. By the time they got to town the wound was infected and the arm was amputated below the elbow. If you look at the wedding photo you can see he has both arms. In all photos after that he is shown with only 1 arm (missing part of the right arm), it is funny because there are photos that were developed wrong and they show him missing his left arm.
Louis & Minnie had 4 children :
1) Edward Norman Allen
2) Evalyn Murle (Allen) Lang-McIntosh
3) Helen Elizabeth (Allen) Duncan
4) Velma Ruby (Allen) Shoults
Louis & Minnie are buried side by side in the Valley View Cemetery, in Torrington, Goshen, Wyoming.
Jeremiah P. Allen (1856 - 1932)
Cynthia Viola Samson Allen (1856 - 1905)
Minnie Olive Tabler Allen (1890 - 1979)
Edward Norman Allen (1907 - 2005)*
Evalyn Murle Allen Lang (1909 - 2000)*
Helen Elizabeth Allen Duncan (1913 - 1988)*
Velma Ruby (Allen) Shoults (1920 - 1969)*
Samantha Josephine Allen Tabler (1877 - 1945)*
Leander Adelbert Allen (1882 - 1962)*
Margaret Eleanor Allen Appleby (1884 - 1943)*
Louis Edward Allen (1886 - 1965)
Ora Austin Allen (1892 - 1948)*
Ezra Allen (1897 - 1982)*
Valley View Cemetery
Plot: S2 SE4 L3 B129 S6
Created by: Randy Eutsler
Record added: Jun 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27437777