Paul E. Allen aka Usher, Reed
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Paul was born in 1928 to single mother Anna Allen, who was recently divorced from Guy Fauble. When Paul was about 18 months old (judging by ages on paperwork), he was placed with the Grand Rapids Receiving Home for Children, which then placed him in foster care with Ambrose and Claricy Usher. Paul used the Usher surname until about 1949, and then began using Allen, his birth surname.
It was believed until 2017 that Paul was the son of Clayton Frederick Sorenson, who provided the paternal information on Paul's foster care paperwork. DNA testing by Paul's son Dan revealed no connection to close relatives of Clayton Sorenson. Exhaustive further investigation, tree matching, and chromosome mapping revealed that Paul's father was Francis Edwin Reed, who at the time of Paul's birth was recently separated from his wife in Muskegon, and living with his adult son Wellington Reed in Grand Rapids.
- Birth certificate of Paul Ellis Allen, personal copy in the files of Dan Allen
- Foster care paperwork for Paul Ellis Allen, original in the files of Dan Allen
- Death certificate of Paul Ellis Allen, personal copy in the files of Dan Allen
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