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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: ALLEN; Walter-23/12/1962-USA
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 00:29:09 +0100

Allen, Walter
Walter & Mollie Allen
Walter Lee Allen was born on February 24, 1873 and died December 23, 1962.
He was the son of Charles F. Allen and Hannah Zirkle. Charles. His father,
Charles Fauntleroy Allen was born near Lacy Springs, Va. On June 7, 1840 and
served under Stonewall Jackson during the war.
Walter married Mollie E. Bozman of the Cottonwood, Texas area. Mollie, born
July 24, 1877 was the daughter of Malissa Jo Echols and Marcus Bozman.
Marcus was from Alabama where all of his children except one were born.
Walter, Mollie, and their children, attended the Cottonwood Church of

According to their son, Hubert Allen, "A man rode horseback from Lebanon ,
Texas just to preach out here one Sunday. Everybody in the community had a
big dinner after church service. That preacher then performed the wedding
service for Walter and Mollie at the home of Marcus Bozman. The time was
4:00 PM on a Sunday".

Children of Walter and Mollie Allen were W. Orion who married Emma Borchardt
(pronounced Bo gard); Bobbie who married Frank Brown; Horace who married
Beatrice Watson; Hubert who married Tommie Smith; Harold who married Ova
Love Stewart, and Lois Allen who married Cleddie W. Spainhour. Cleddie was
the son of Fred Spainhour and Myrtle Houston.

One granddaughter says, "I know some of the Bozman's spelled their name
Bozeman, but the family of Marcus Bozman never did spell their name with an
e." In some families, even fathers and sons would spell their name

Both Walter and Mollie are buried at the Wylie Cemetery. Marcus had bought
lots there back in 1890. Marcus Bozman didn't believe in money, so he paid
for the lots with pure gold.

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