|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1886|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 1949|
Roy James Allen was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, although his family lived in St. Paul, Minnesota at the time. As with the birth of his brother William, mother Sarah and the children went to Green Bay to live with her brother John Charles Armstrong and cousin Emily Atkinson in John's house at 735 E. Walnut Street. After Roy's birth, they returned home to St. Paul, where his father, Charles, was a boilermaker for the C. M. & St Paul Railroad.
In 1909, Charles and Sarah moved to South Dakota and Roy went to live with his Uncle John Armstrong in Green Bay. There, he was employed as a brakeman on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad. On 18 May 1918, Roy enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to France to fight in WWI. He served with the 70th Co. Transportation Corps. It was there that he was exposed to mustard gas. This eventually led to tuberculosis, to which he succumbed in 1949. He was discharged on 16 July 1919.
Following his return from France in 1919, Roy married Alice Major Purcell, whom he had met prior to the war. They were wed on 30 December 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago location was likely chosen because Roy's uncle James Armstrong lived there and it was centrally located to her mother's family in Danville, Illinois and his family in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Roy continued to work as a brakeman on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad until his tuberculosis forced him to retire in the early 1940s. The disease eventually caused his death on November 24th, 1949.
Charles John Allen (1851 - 1932)
Sarah Armstrong Allen (1855 - 1926)
Alice Major Purcell Allen (1890 - 1987)*
Henry Robert Allen (1921 - 1995)*
Vivian Allen Davis (1879 - 1960)*
Vera I. Allen (1883 - 1927)*
William Charles Allen (1885 - 1916)*
Roy James Allen (1886 - 1949)
Ethel Eola Allen (1889 - 1891)*
Plot: Lot 70, Park H
Created by: Daniel Allen
Record added: Sep 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76593595