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Charles W. Allen
Birth: Jun. 23, 1912
Death: Oct. 10, 1991

As a young boy, Charles' family moved from Sebetha, KS to a homestead in Idahome area east of Burley in 1913 and a few years later to the quite new irrigated area in View southeast of Burley. Charles never finished the 8th grade but as a young man herded sheep in West Yellowstone area for Laidlaw & Brockey and as a laborer on their ranch in Muldoon, ID. He also worked in many potato harvests and on potato sorting crews. In the late 1930's he started livestock and crop farming on a rented farm, followed by 80 acres he purchased and later expanded to 120 acres. He was Cassia County Grassman of the Year for his rotational grazing system that greatly increased beef production per acre that involved a purebred Angus herd known as Snow View Angus Ranch in the 1950-70's. The herd produced numerous Champion and Grand Champion bulls and heifers at Idaho shows and sales, and some of the first Angus bulls that went on the open ranges of south central Idaho that at the time had almost entirely Hereford cattle. For a few of these early years, the introduction of Angus bulls was controversial, but within a few decades Angus or primarily black cattle came to dominate these ranges. Charles was a perfectionist who was also a top producer per acre of first potatoes and later sugar beets. His hobbies were metalwork in the shop and work, but he enjoyed hunting pheasants and deer, and playing cards or dancing in the winter when there was more free time. For a number of years before TV came into the area in mid-1950's, he and his spouse, Elsie, sponsored a number of dances each winter in the haymow of their barn. After a serious motorcycle accident in early 1970's, he and Elsie retired to Farmer's Corner where both became avid gardeners. Thus, for most of his life he was a resident of Cassia County. He was a very creative but demanding person who became a successful family farmer/rancher in the View area.
C. Eugene (Gene) Allen, son 
Family links: 
  Winfield Arthur Allen (1883 - 1959)
  Edith Scarborough Allen (1883 - 1979)
  Elsie Fowler Allen (1908 - 2002)
  Evelyn V Allen Stewart (1908 - 2001)*
  Arthur B Allen (1910 - 1964)*
  Charles W. Allen (1912 - 1991)
  Olga Allen Parsons (1914 - 1994)*
  Earl Francis Allen (1916 - 1991)*
  Warren Kinsey Allen (1920 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant View Cemetery
Cassia County
Idaho, USA
Maintained by: Gene Allen
Originally Created by: D Scott
Record added: Aug 29, 2007
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Charles W. Allen
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Charles W. Allen
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Charles W. Allen
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 Added: May. 29, 2015

- Cy
 Added: Aug. 29, 2007
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