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Photos from Della Mae Allen Album

George Duncan and Della Allen

George Edwin Duncan & Della M. Allen

Della Allen married George Edwin Duncan, 10 Apr 1901 in Jersey. The photo is Della and George presumably taken on their wedding day.

I have what is left of a photo album belonging to my great grandmother, Della Mae Allen. Della was the daughter of Marion Otto Allen and Maria Cresswell. George was the son of Isaiah Clark Duncan and Frances Maranda Highfill. From Sherry Williamson, descended through son Marion Warren Duncan.

Addie AllenAddie and Ollie AllenGertie Allen

Left: Addie Allen, Middle: Addie (left) and Ollie Allen, Right: Gertie Allen

Addie Allen was born in 1879 and married Clarence Noble. Ollie Allen was born in 1883. Gertie Allen was born in 1881.

Lawrence AllenLena and Lawrence Allen

Left: Lawrence Allen, Right: Lena and Lawrence Allen

These are not labeled but am relatively certain that this is Lena and Lawrence Allen. They were twins, born in 1898. Lena married Raymond Wallace and Lawrence married Birdie LaMarsh.

Warren and Margaret Duncan

Warren and Margaret Duncan

These are my grandparents, M. Warren Duncan (1902-1965) and Margaret Hawkins (1903-1981). Margaret was born in Dartmouth, England.

Addie DuncanBertha Duncan

Left: Addie Duncan, Right: Bertha Duncan

This is labeled “Addie Duncan” 1870-1958 (left photo). She married Luther Legate 11 Sep 1895. She was the daughter of Isaiah Duncan and Frances Highfill. Bertha Duncan was my grandfather’s half sister (right photo). After Della Allen died in 1904, George Duncan remarried.

Robert Wadlow

Robert Wadlow

Robert Wadlow at one time was the tallest man known. He is connected through the Legate family. If I remember correctly, my grandmother said that he was third cousin to Luther Legate. I know that after my grandparents (Marion W. Duncan and Margaret Hawkins) were married, they went back to Alton to visit his family. Woman in photo is unidentified.

Clarence Beneke

Clarence Beneke

Photos contributed by Sherry Williamson.

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