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Martha Wray

Female 1850 - 1927


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  • Name  Martha Wray  [1, 2
    Born  1850  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Her maiden surname may have been spelled "Ray." William Allen's obituary spelled it "Wray," as did some of her children's Iowa marriage records. Others spelled it without the "w."
    Census  1870  Flinn Township, Lawrence County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Martha Allen, age 19, female, white, occupation keep house, value of real estate $280, born in Indiana
    Census  1880  Owen Township, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Martha Allen, white, female, age 28, wife, married, born in Indiana, father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana
    Iowa State Census  1885  Boone Township, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Martha Allen, 78 Township, Range 26, Section 35; Address SE NW; age 36, female, married, born in Indiana, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Census  1900  Lee Township, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Married, but not living with her husband, who was living with the family of their eldest son, Arthur. In Martha's household were children: Albert, Thomas J., Rosey B., and Harry Allen:) Line number 83; dwelling number 69, family number 69: Martha Allen, head of household, white, female, born in March 1850, age 50, married, married for 34 years, mother of 12 children, 10 of these children living, born in Indiana, father born in Canada, mother born in Indiana, occupation farmer, not employed 0 months during the previous year, could read, could not write, could speak English, rented home, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 81
    Iowa State Census  1915  Boone Township, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Card Number: 185, female, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in the US: 63, number of years in Iowa: 33, Martha Allen, age 17, Dallas County, post office address: Booneville, Boone Township, occupation house keeper, extent of education in the common schools: 10, birth place: Indiana, did not own home or farm, church affiliation Christian, father's birthplace: unknown, mother's birthplace: unknown, remarks: Did not know birth pace of father & mother, signed by assessor: Elmer Robison
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Martha (Wray) Allen's grave is located at the Booneville Cemetery in Booneville, Dallas County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Allen. Mother, Martha; 1850 - 1927"
    The Headstone of Martha (Wray) Allen
    The Headstone of Martha (Wray) Allen
    Died  1927  [4, 10
    Buried  Booneville Cemetery, Booneville, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I50786  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  William Harrison Allen,   b. 18 Aug 1844, Leesville, Lawrence County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1935, Booneville, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Apr 1867  Leesville, Lawrence County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Moved  1881  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Indiana 
    Children 
     1. Laura Ida Allen,   b. 1868, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939
     2. Arthur W. "Art" Allen,   b. 1870, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946
     3. Florence Allen,   b. 1872, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954
     4. Flora Allen,   b. 1874, Lawrence County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952
     5. Gertrude Allen,   b. Jan 1876, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >6. Albert Allen,   b. Jun 1880, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957
     7. Thomas Jefferson "Tommy" Allen,   b. 18 Jan 1881, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959
     8. Willis Allen,   b. 18 Aug 1884,   d. 18 Oct 1884
     9. Robert Allen,   b. 13 Mar 1886, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956
     10. Rose B. Allen,   b. Jul 1888, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Harry Allen,   b. 29 Jan 1891, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1955
     12. (Infant Daughter - 50850) Allen,   b. 29 Jan 1893,   d. 31 Jan 1893
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F19856  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Penn Township, Guthrie County, Iowa; supervisor's district: 9, enumeration district: 59, sheet number: 7B, page number: 133; enumeration date: May 10, 1910

    2. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Boone Township, Dallas County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1679

    3. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 10, Flinn Township, Lawrence County, Indiana; Sheet 374, Post Office: Leesville; enumerated on July 18, 1870

    4. [S12152] Allen, Martha (Wray) - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Booneville Cemetery in Booneville, Dallas County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "ZBonnie" at Find A Grave (web site); Memorial #: 15664801) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Owen Township, Jackson County, Indiana; Page 36, Supervisor's District 2, Enumeration District 112, Sheet 171; Enumerated on June 24, 1880

    7. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Boone Township, Dallas County, Iowa, page 196; Roll: IA1885_171

    8. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Lee Township, Madison County, Iowa; enumeration district: 27, supervisor's district: 80, sheet number: 4B, page number: 222; enumeration date: June 11, 1900

    9. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Boone Township, Dallas County, Iowa, Post Office: Booneville; Roll: IA1915_121

    10. [S6701] Allen, William Harrison - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown central Iowa newspaper, January 1935; Iowa; republished online at the Dallas County, Iowa, GenWeb web site) (Reliability: 3).