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 Maud OCB <I>Holder</I> Allen

Maud OCB Holder Allen

Veribest, Tom Green County, Texas, USA
Death 13 Jun 1949 (aged 39)
San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, USA
Burial San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, USA
Plot Section A (Garden of Christus Annex), Lot A-392, Space 2
Memorial ID 101023103 · View Source
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Maud OCB Holder (normally called by the middle part of her name as though the letters were the vowels of one word, "Ohsibee") was born in the farming community of Tom Green County, Texas. Her parents died while she was a small child and she and younger sister Ruby LoRene were raised by her maternal grandmother, Lucy Weatherford. The 1920 census found them living temporarily on a farm in Yuma County, Arizona, with the OCB's mother's sister, Naomi Witt, and uncle Henry Witt. In 1930 they were living in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, where OCB worked as a clerk in a novelty store.

On Oct. 18, 1932, she married Robert Durward "R. D." Allen. They began married life living in a run-down house on farmland R. D. was renting from his father. He later said that he and OCB could lay in bed and see the stars through horizontal gaps in the cedar shake roof. It was the depth of the Great Depression, however, and they were glad just have a place of their own to live and a roof over their heads. About three years and two children later, R. D. found farmland with a better house he could rent in the Ray community of far northeastern Tom Green, Texas and the family moved to it. The family prospered there, despite the depression, and Cleone, one of R. D.'s younger sisters, lived with them while she finished high school.

In about 1940, after proving that they could stick it out be a successful farm family, OCB and R. D. got a loan to buy a farm of their own in the Vancourt community of Tom Green County, Texas. In 1949, OCB succumbed to cancer resulting from an inherited family tendency that tended to strike down members of her family in what should have been the middle of their lives. The genetic tendency would also claim her son and two of her grandchildren.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 101023103
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maud OCB Holder Allen (10 Nov 1909–13 Jun 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101023103, citing Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Robin (contributor 48730016) .