"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids--and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."

 - Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man"

Barbara Allen F. Randle

50th wedding anniversary

 50th wedding anniversary

Photo of 50th Wedding Aniversary of Elise and James Allen.  Front left to right standing: Carol, Linda, Joy, Janet, Barbara, Timothy, Angela, Gregory and James Jr.

Elise and James O. Allen with daughters

Elise and James O. Allen with daughters

Elise and James Allen with daughters, left to right: Janet, Angela, James O. Allen, Elise F. Allen, Cynthia, Barbara.

Peoria Today, page 2

Peoria Today, page 2

Article on Elise Ford Allen and the Traveler Weekly, page 2. Top Photo left to right: Janet Allen, Barbara Allen Randle, Joy Allen Stone, Angela Allen Henry, Carol Allen Adams, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Timothy Allen (front), Elise Ford Allen (mother).  Bottom Photo: Joy Allen Stone, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Janet Allen.

Allen Family at Camp Butler

Allen Family at Camp Butler

Some of the Allen Family members on a visit to Camp Butler Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois where James O. Allen, Major George Ford, Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford, Florence Ford, and C. Bruce Ford are enterred. Left to right, Front row left to right, Tim Allen, Jr., Patty Allen, Angela Allen Henry, Carol Allen Adams, James Allen, Jr. Back row left to right: Joy Allen Stone, Tim Allen, Sr., Carol Adams, Elise Ford Allen, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Barbara Allen Randle, Michael Foster. Children left to right, Sterling Allen, Alexandria Allen.

Family Christmas Card Photo 1970

Family Christmas Card Photo 1970

Allen Family Photo - standing left to right, James Jr., Gregory, Melvin Adams. Sitting on floor left to right: Linda, Barbara, Joy, Angela, Janet (forward). Sitting on couch Left to right: Norman, Carol (holding daughter, Tanya), James Sr. (holding Timothy), Elise and her mother, Florence Harrison Ford. 

Allen Family Photo

Allen Family Photo

 Family Photos, late 1960's. Standing Left to right back row: Carol, Melvin, Gregory, James Jr. Standing middle row, left to right: Florence Harrison Ford, Elise and James Sr. Sitting on floor left  to right Joy (Timothy below), Janet, Norman, Linda (holding Barbara), Tanya, Angela.

Allen Family Photo 1980

Allen Family Photo 1980

Picture was taken in 1980 on the front lawn of the family's home in Peoria, Illinois. Top left to right, Barbara Allen Randle, Janet Allen, Greg Allen, Carol Adams Allen, James Allen Jr., Angela Allen Henry, Norman Allen, Timothy Allen.  Bottom left to right: Linda Allen B. Hollis, James O. Allen Sr., Elise Ford Allen, and Joy Allen Stone.

At Camp Buter

At Camp Buter

Sibllings visiting family graves at Camp Butler Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois 2018. From left to right, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Angela Allen Henry, Barbara Allen Randle, and James Allen Jr.  Photo by Mark Hollis.