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Ima Jean Flenniken Allen
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1925
Karnes County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1993
Cooke County
Texas, USA

Jean was the second of two children born to Herbert Marvin FLENNIKEN (1896-1931) and his wife, Mary Ellen DICKINSON (1893-1932).

Jean was not quite six years old when her father died, and she was not yet seven years old when her mother died, leaving Jean and her only sibling, her older sister, Ella Faye, in the care of their maternal grandparents, Samuel Abel DICKINSON (1856-1935) and Laura Ann FINLEY (1870-1948) who took them in and raised them on the family farm in Green, near Kenedy, in Karnes County, Texas.

Jean was married to Roy Areatus ALLEN, Jr. (1921-1988) and together they had four children. Their names and approximate years of birth are shown below.

1947 Dalton Earl ALLEN
1949 Roy Areatus ALLEN, III
1950 Diana Lynn ALLEN
1951 Wayne Oliver ALLEN

The photo at the top right was taken at a DICKINSON family reunion in 1957 at the DICKINSON family farm in Green, Texas. It has been deeded to Rhoda Mae DICKINSON LISTER and her husband, Bethyl Earl LISTER who lived with and cared for grandmother, Laura Ann FINLEY DICKINSON in the last two years she was bedridden from a stroke in May 1946 to the fall of 1948 when she was placed in a nursing home in Yorktown where she died 19 Nov 1948.

Shown standing left to right are Betty Jean GANNON, Finley Earl DICKINSON's stepdaughter, Bernice Marshall JACKSON, Eva Laura DICKINSON MARSHALL's daughter, Mary Aileen ROGERS, Winnie Pearl DICKINSON ROGERS' daughter, Kenneth ROGERS, Winnie Pearl DICKINSON ROGERS' son, and Earl LISTER, Rhoda Mae DICKINSON LISTER's son.

Shown seated left to right are Evelyn MARSHALL THOMAS and Juanita MARSHALL KELLAM, Eva Laura DICKINSON MARSHALL's daughters, Maxine LISTER WIGINGTON, Rhoda Mae DICKINSON LISTER's daughter, Jean FLENNIKEN ALLEN, Mary Ellen DICKINSON FLENNIKEN's daughter, and Lena Mae DICKINSON STURM, Samuel William DICKINSON's daughter.

The photo of Jean at the right was taken upon her being named Special Education Supervisor of Gainesville School District, Gainesville County, Texas.

Both photos are from a collection owned by Ella Faye FLENNIKEN JOHNSON, daughter of Mary Ellen DICKINSON FLENNIKEN. Please do not replicate either of the photos or use them in any other way without first getting Ella Faye's permission and then not without identifying her as the source and the owner of the photos.
Family links: 
  Herbert Marvin Flenniken (1896 - 1931)
  Mary Ellen Dickinson Flenniken (1893 - 1932)
  Roy Areatus Allen (1921 - 1988)
Fairview Cemetery
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Ella Faye Johnson
Originally Created by: J Vogel
Record added: Apr 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51616398
Ima Jean <i>Flenniken</i> Allen
Added by: Ella Faye Johnson
Ima Jean <i>Flenniken</i> Allen
Added by: Ella Faye Johnson
Ima Jean <i>Flenniken</i> Allen
Added by: J Vogel
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You always called me Sister, I insisted. LOve you, miss you.
 Added: Sep. 16, 2013
Rest in peace.
- J Vogel
 Added: Apr. 30, 2010

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