John Randolph Allen was born on August 12, 1901, in Virginia, his father, John, was 40 and his mother, Nannie, was 42. He married Lelia Viola Doyle on February 10, 1926. They had three children in 14 years. He died on November 8, 1978, in Emporia, Virginia, at the age of 77, and was buried there.
Virginia birth and death records and my grandmothers memory. I was 4 years old when he died but I do remember him.