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Holless Wilbur "H. W." Allen, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1909
Stilwell
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1979
Greene County
Missouri, USA

Inventor. H. W. Allen revolutionized the archery industry worldwide with the invention and patent of the compound bow in the 1960's.

The following article contributed by Steve Vandiver.

12 Jul 1909 - 28 Jun 1979 Ozark Headliner 5 Jul 1979 p3

Billings - Services for H. Wilbur Allen, 69, Billings, have been held at Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City, with the Rev. Leopold H. Hoppe officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery under direction of Meadors of Billings.

Mr. Allen died last Thursday of injuries suffered in a two-car accident on U.S. 60 three miles east of Republic Thursday. Mr. Allen a former Kansas City resident, moved to Billings in 1967. He was president and chairman of the board of directors of Allen Archery.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; three sons, Stephen, Bismarck, N. D.; Douglas, Aurora, and Gregory, Lawrence, N. D.; two sisters, Mrs. Holleta Poe, state of Calif. and Miss Hazel Allen, Kansas City, Kan. and one granddaughter.

Contributed by Mabel and Randall Phillips.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Holless Wilbur Allen (1880 - 1966)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth M. Tracy Allen (1912 - 1999)*
 
 Children:
  Laurie Elizabeth Allen (1945 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: J. D. McConnell
Record added: Jan 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63937289
Holless Wilbur H. W. Allen, Jr
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Holless Wilbur H. W. Allen, Jr
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