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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Errnest Lee Allen

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109729603. Image.


Ernest Lee Allen Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23326544/ernest-allen. "ERNEST ALLEN JR. 1923-2007
Ex-TCU professor loved arts and travel

He loved La Boheme.

And speaking French and German.

And lavishing guests at parties, replete with tamales and mariachis, at his home overlooking Westover Hills.

And spending summers in Beaulieu.

And fawning over his miniature schnauzer, Maggie.

If Fort Worth's growth as a cultural center is due to individual passions, then it has lost a guiding light in Ernest Allen Jr. He died of heart failure Thursday at 84.

A lifelong Fort Worth resident, Mr. Allen was born Dec. 3, 1923. In World War II, he was a combat interpreter in France and Germany. He took over his father's business, Ernest Allen Motor Company, and was president from 1955 until his retirement, in 1969. He was even a descendant of two pioneering families of White Settlement, the Allens and the Farmers.

"Running the motor company was not his thing. Ranching was not his thing. Those were his father's things," said cousin Jane Hancock Thau of St. Simons Island, Ga., his closest living relative. "Ernest was an artistic, creative person with an incredible mind. He was very bored with business. He did what he had to do as president."

In the arts -- particularly Fort Worth arts -- Mr. Allen, with his global perspective, shone.

"He loved Verdi and Puccini -- a real connoisseur of opera," Thau said. "He loved teaching, meeting people, speaking foreign languages, traveling and art."

Mr. Allen resurrected the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in 1957, serving as its first president after a shutdown during World War II. From 1970 to 1980 he was a vice president and chairman of the production committee of the Fort Worth Opera Association. He devised transcripts to help English-speaking performers with French roles. He was also on the board of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

As an educator, he taught language at Texas Christian University from 1973 to 1991. While he was director of the university's American program with the Carl Duisberg Society of Cologne, Germany, more than 200 German students attended TCU. After spending his summers in south France, making recordings of people in the streets, he would revise his curriculum each year to keep his French classes current.

After an accident in 1976, Mr. Allen suffered a series of physical ailments. He was diagnosed with spinal stenosis seven years ago and could not walk the last four years of his life.

SERVICES

Mr. Allen's body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

A requiem Eucharist will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at All Saints' Episcopal Church. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet.

Send memorial gifts to the Bryson Club Scholarship Fund at TCU, The Van Cliburn Foundation, the Fort Worth Opera or the Fort Worth Symphony." Image.


Wallace Jackson Hancock

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143045385. Image.


Bruce Spencer King

1U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JR1H-PP6. "Age: 93
Given Name: Bruce
Middle Name: S
Surname: King
Birth Date: 24 Mar 1901
State: Texas
Last Place of Residence: Houston, Harris, Texas
Previous Residence Postal Code: 77006
Event Date: 22 Jul 1994

Citing this Record
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JR1H-PP6 : 19 May 2014), Bruce S King, 22 Jul 1994; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing)." Image.

2Texas Deaths 1964-1998, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JVGS-Y2Z. "Name: Bruce Spencer King
Gender: Male
Event Date: 23 Jul 1994
County: Harris
Event Place: Harris, Texas, United States

Citing this Record
"Texas Death Index, 1964-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JVGS-Y2Z : 5 December 2014), Bruce Spencer King, Harris, Texas, United States; citing Department of State Health Services, Austin." Image.

3Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014. "Name: Tchudy F Allen
Gender: Female
Age: 68
Birth Year: abt 1907
Marriage Date: 3 Nov 1975
Marriage Place: Ellis, Texas, USA
Spouse: Bruce S King
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Age: 74." Image.


Tchudy Frances Allen

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Tchudy A. King
SSN: 456-80-5330
Last Residence:
77006 Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
Born: 30 Jan 1907
Died: 6 May 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (1963)."

2Texas Deaths 1964-1998, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JVGS-Y6R. "Name: Tchudy Frances King
Titles and Terms:
Gender: Female
Marital Status:
Event Date: 06 May 1994
County: Harris
Event Place: Harris, Texas, United States

Citing this Record
"Texas Death Index, 1964-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JVGS-Y6R : 5 December 2014), Tchudy Frances King, Harris, Texas, United States; citing Department of State Health Services, Austin." Image.

3Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014. "Name: Tchudy F Allen
Gender: Female
Age: 68
Birth Year: abt 1907
Marriage Date: 3 Nov 1975
Marriage Place: Ellis, Texas, USA
Spouse: Bruce S King
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Age: 74." Image.

4U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. "Name: Tchudy Baggett King
[Tchudy A Baggett]
[Tchudy King]
[Tchudy Baggett Allen]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 30 Jan 1907
Birth Place: Ft Worth, Texas
[Fort Worth T??, Texas]
Death Date: 6 May 1994
Claim Date: 1 May 1969
Father: Gobrias T Allen
Mother: Martha E Farmer
SSN: 456805330
Notes: 02 Dec 1975: Name listed as TCHUDY BAGGETT KING; 30 Apr 1969: Name listed as TCHUDY A BAGGETT; 19 May 1994: Name listed as TCHUDY A KING." Image.