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Ruby Lee Helms Allen Kissiah

  • Birth 14 Apr 1909 Union County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 14 Jan 1994 Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot if no grave found, I appreciate a photo of the plot
  • Memorial ID 107277018

In 1922, sources indicate that her father murdered some of her younger siblings. She would have been 13 years old at the time.

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Name: Ruby Lee Helms Kissiah
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Death
Event Date:
Event Place:Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Birth Year: 1909
Birth Year (Estimated):
Burial Date:
Burial Place:Charlotte, Nc
Cemetery: Sharon Memorial Park
Funeral Home:
Residence Place: Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC
Address:201 W. 10th St. Apt. 411
Gender: Female
Age: 84
Marital Status: Widowed
Race (Original): White
Occupation: Server, Hosp. Cafeteria
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1909
Birthplace: Union Co., Nc
Father's Name:John Helms
Father's Titles and Terms:
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:Neely Broome

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Her first marriage record:

William Allen
North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979
birth: 1904
marriage: 11 April 1925 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
spouse: Ruby L. Helms

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Her daughter's death records:

Evelyn Marie Allen, "North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930"

Name:Evelyn Marie Allen
Titles and Terms:
Name Prefix:
Event Date: 29 Jun 1929
Event Place: Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Gender: Female
Race (Original): W
Race: White
Age (Original): 4m
Birth Year (Estimated)
Birth Date: 11 Mar 1929
Birthplace: Charlotte, N. C.
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Name Prefix:
Father's Name: W.H. Allen
Father's Titles and Terms:
Father's Name Prefix:
Father's Birthplace: Union Co., N.C .
Mother's Name:Ruby Helms
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name Prefix:
Mother's Birthplace: Union Co., N. C.
Residence Place:
Burial Place: Pleasant Plains, Union , N. C.
Burial Date: 30 Jun 1929

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Mary Catherine Allen Craig, "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994"

Name: Mary Catherine Allen Craig
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 17 Sep 1963
Event Place: Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Birth Year: 1934
Birth Year (Estimated):
Burial Date: 19 Sep 1963
Burial Place: Charlotte, North Carolina
Cemetery: Sharon Memorial Park
Funeral Home:
Residence Place: Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Address: 4209 Tillman Rd.
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Occupation: Housewife
Birth Date: 25 Aug 1934
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
Father's Name: Wm. H. Allen
Father's Titles and Terms:
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Ruby Lee Helms
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Spouse's Name: John Steve Craig, Sr.

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She is mentioned in Her son's obit:

Joe Clark Allen
Mr. Allen, 78, of Mint Hill, NC, and formerly of Peachland, NC, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2011. He was born on September 17, 1932, in Mecklenburg County, NC, to the late William Herman and Ruby Helms Allen.

He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of distinguished service to his country. His service included tours in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He received numerous medals and commendations including two Purple Hearts. He retired from the Army with a rank of Sergeant First Class. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the Marshville (NC) American Legion, and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Allen also retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 20 years of service. He deeply loved and honored his country.

Survivors include his five children, Alanza (Bob) Ferguson of Mint Hill, Jason Allen of Columbus, NC, Kimberly (James) Newman of Boiling Springs, SC, Joe Moore of Denver, NC, and Vicki (Kip) Thompson of Matthews, NC; his sister, Virginia Roberts of Mint Hill; four granddaughters, Mackenzie Newman, Amanda Ferguson, and Abigail and Madison Newman; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

His family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, from 9:30 am-11:00 am at the McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC, followed immediately by his funeral service. The Rev. Jim Phillips will officiate. Interment will be in Sharon Memorial Park Cemetery with full graveside military honors.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe, NC 28110. The family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to Dr. Carmine Dalto and the other physicians at Presbyterian Pulmonary and Critical Care as well as the staff of Hospice of Union County. McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel -

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Her other son:

Mr David Winfred Allen
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries
Name Mr David Winfred Allen
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 19 Mar 1999
Event Place North Carolina, United States
Residence Place Rockwell, North Carolina
Gender Male
Age 68
Occupation Silent Evangelist
Birth Date 25 Aug 1930
Birthplace Charlotte, North Carolina
Death Date 17 Mar 1999
Death Place Rockwell, North Carolina
Newspaper Charlotte Observer, The
Spouse and Children
Brenda Phillippe Allen Wife Female
Elaine Heafner Daughter Female
Dale S Allen Son Male
Shirley Hall Daughter Female
David Scott Allen Son Male
Parents and Siblings
Ruby Helms Allen Mother Female
Virginia Roberts Sister Female
Joe Allen Brother Male
Bill Allen Brother Male
Mary Katherine Craig Sister Female
Extended Family
Terry Heafner Son-In-Law Male
Marylou Allen Daughter-In-Law Female
Ken Hall Son-In-Law Male
Lesley Mozingo Daughter-In-Law Female
Jamie Barrier Son-In-Law Male
Josh Grandson Male
Jeremy Grandson Male
Christin Granddaughter Female
Holly Granddaughter Female
Andrea Grandchild Unknown
Kenny Grandson Male
Micala Granddaughter Female
Michael Grandson Male
Kobe Allen Grandson Male
Others on Record
Dr Paul Martin Nonrelative Male
Rev Joseph Greene Nonrelative Male
Mr Steve Craig Nonrelative Male
William Herman Allen Unknown Male
Great Motivator Unknown Unknown
Todd Mozingo Step Son Male
Melodie Barrier Step Daughter Female
Elwyn Valentine Allen Unknown Male
Perry Craig Nonrelative Male
Paul Hall Nonrelative Male
Benny Hill Nonrelative Male
Gary Lopassor Nonrelative Male
John Starr Nonrelative Male
Ken Hill Nonrelative Male
Don Patterson Nonrelative Male
J Jordan Nonrelative Male
Billy Linney Nonrelative Male
Jerry Cline Nonrelative Male
Walt Gillespie Nonrelative Male
Pastor J A Greene Nonrelative Male

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She had other children:
- Mrs. Virginia Allen Roberts

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Family Members

Siblings Half Siblings





  • Created by: Lanie
  • Added: 25 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107277018
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruby Lee Helms Allen Kissiah (14 Apr 1909–14 Jan 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107277018, citing Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Lanie (contributor 47381115) .