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D. Emery Allen Drugs and Sundries Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: R-0067

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three account ledgers of the D. Emery Allen Drugs and Sundries Store (possibly located in Newark). The extent of the collection is 1 box ( .5 linear feet).

Dates

  • 1899 - 1914

Language of Materials

English

History

Frances Daisy Emery Allen (1876-1958), physician, was born on September 5, 1876 in Kaufman County. Her family moved to Fort Worth when she was a teenager and she wanted to become a doctor. She was a student in the charter medical class of Fort Worth University. Frances married Dr. James Walter Allen on November 30, 1903. The Allens had a series of rural practices in Oklahoma and Texas including Vinson, Oklahoma; Content, Texas; Goldsboro, Texas; and Newark, Texas. James Allen died in December of 1913. Dr. Allen returned to Fort Worth with her two daughters and accepted a position as clinical professor of children's diseases at Fort Worth University and opened a private practice. After Fort Worth University closed in 1911, she continued her practice. She was on the staff of Harris, All Saints, and St. Joseph’s hospitals and was a volunteer physician at City-County Hospital and Wesley House Clinic. She retired in 1950 and died on December 7, 1958. Dr. Allen is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Physical Location

This collection is currently housed off site. Please contact staff at 817-392-7740 or genlhst@fortworthtexas.gov to request this collection and allow 10 business days for transfer.
Title
D. Emery Allen Drugs and Sundries Ledgers
Status
Completed
Author
Harry Max Hill
Date
10/24/2003
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740