"At the end of each sketch, to the extent possible, is shown the source and date of original publication.  There are numerous sketches from the Fannie O, Jones Scrap Book.  These will be identified by the term, 'FOJ Collection'.  In some cases, dates of publication were unavailable."
Wayne Spiller, Compiler of McCulloch County History, Vol. I.   1976

     He was born 29 November 1870 at Quitman, Texas; located in McCulloch County 20 August 1893; worked in the cattle industry until 1906; as local Gulf agent for six years as well as being in the feed business a part of the time until 1919.  In that year he engaged in the grocery business and continued therein until 1932.  He served for a time as city secretary, beginning in April of 1934.  Some years prior to that service, he served one term as alderman.
    He claimed to have had a hand in breaking up some late fence cutting operations in McCulloch County around 1897.  He was a member of the Methodist Church, a Mason, and a member of the W.O.W.
    Charlie Allen, on 22 June, 1898, married the well-known and well-loved Brady school teacher, Miss Rosa Finlay.

       F.O.J. Collection
Submitted by: Louann Hall