Orceneth Fisher Allen (1851 - 1947) MP

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Nicknames: "Orcenith", "O.F.", "O.C.", "Fisher O."
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Birthplace: Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Death: Died in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
Cause of death: broncho pneumonia, uremia
Occupation: timber inspector, mgr of SW Telephone, optometrist
Managed by: Fay Baldwin
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About Orceneth Fisher Allen

'NAME SPELLING: I have opted to use the spelling of his name in keeping with his antecedents spelling..altho his Find a grave, and other sources appear to read Orcent=ith, prior persons, for whom he is named, were all spelled Orcen=Eth....it is also noted that his name (on census') has been mutilated, passed over in favor of initials, or passed over in favor of his middle name. All apparently valid docs; the death certificate and Find a grave lack one particular thing..,they were taken by verbal means...no record has been found regarding how HE actually spelled his name.'

Orceneth Fisher Allen, son of Harvey H. Allen and Electa Chase Fisher, was b. October 27,1851 in Houston,Texas; m. ELIZABETH M. HICKS, dau. of H.C. Hicks of Kentucky. She was b. 1853 in Texas. They wed on Nov. 9,1871 in Galveston, Texas. He was first a timber inspector, and later an optometrist.

After Elizabeth's death he m. 2nd with BETTIE LOU BAKER, dau. of James Baker and Susan Ayers. She was b. July 14,1870 in McKinley, Alabama,He d. Feb. 1,1947 in Austin, Texas. Altho his death record indicates that he was to be buried at Temple, Bell Co., Texas; he is buried with 2nd wife BETTIE LOU BAKER, at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery in Austin, Texas.She d. Dec 5,1861 in Austin, Texas.

Children were (by Elizabeth): Clifford Hicks (22/27/1872), Harvey Halley (5/3/1875), Neyland (1876), Myrtle (1879), Sam H. (1882), and Elizabeth Electa (11/1/1884).

Children were (by Bettie): Terrence (5/8/1895) and Virginia (1905).

  • 1860 census: F Allen (9) in Precinct 11, Harris Co.,Texas w parents and sibs.
  • 1871 marriage record: Orcenith F. Allen m. Elizabeth M. Hicks on 11/09/1871 in Galveston, Texas.
  • '1876,1877, and 1879 voter registrations for California: O.F. Allen, b. Texas; in Paguay & Poway, San Diego Co., Calif...Whether he is OUR O.F. Allen is not proven beyond a doubt, but if his job as timber inspector (see 1885 census) took him to Calif in mid 1870s it would support son Harveys birth in Calif.)'
  • 1885 census: O.F. (34) and wife E.M. (32) in Franklin, Florida w ch. Clifford (13), Harvey H. (10), Neyland (9, female), Myrtle (6), Sam H. (3), and Lillie (2). Also there is wife's father H.C. Hicks (61). O.C. is a timber inspector, H.C. Hicks is a lawyer. Children Clifford, Harvey & Neyland born Texas, others both Florida.
  • 1900 census: O.F. Allen (49) in Temple, Bell Co., Texas at home of his mother Electa Chase Allen Hancock (E.C.Hancock, aged 71) with his ch. Mirtte (21) and Lillie E. (17). O.F. is widowed.Also there is Allen Hancock, grandson to E.C. Hancock.
  • 1910 census: Os*th Allen (58, b. Texas), wife Elizabeth L. (38, b. Alabama) in Temple, Texas w ch. Te*Ell (14) and Virginia (6).
  • 1920 census: Fisher O. Allen (68, b. Texas), wife Bettie L. (48, b. Alabama) in Bell Co., Texas w ch. Terrell (24) and Virginia (15).
  • 1930 census: Orcenith F. (78) and wife Betty L. (58) in Temple, Texas.
  • 1947 death certif: Dr. Orcenith Fisher Allen, b. 10/27/1851 Houston, Texas, s/o Harvey H. & Electa Chase Allen. Mother b. Springfield, Illinois; father b. Brooklyn, NY. He and wife res. in Temple, Texas. He d. Austin,Texas. An optometrist.
  • Find a grave memorial: Austin Memorial Park Cemetery 8,32,3
  • http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:67531/metapth46823/m1/1/ The City of Houston from Wilderness to Wonder by Dr. O.F. Allen

'NOTE: He was the informant regarding the death of Elizabeth Electa Allen's 1st husband Fredrick L.Meisner.'

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Dr. Orceneth Fisher Allen's Timeline

1851
October 27, 1851
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
1871
November 9, 1871
Age 20
Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States
1872
November 17, 1872
Age 21
Texas, United States
1875
May 31, 1875
Age 23
California, United States
1876
December 23, 1876
Age 25
Texas, United States
1879
June 22, 1879
Age 27
Apalachicola, Franklin, Florida, United States
1882
1882
Age 30
Florida, United States
1884
November 1, 1884
Age 33
Apalachicola, Franklin, Florida, United States
1895
May 8, 1895
Age 43
Temple, Bell, Texas, United States
1905
1905
Age 53
Texas, United States