SSDI Search for Orpha Allen

This week’s task is a search in the Social Security Death Index for Orpha Allen, a great-grandmother of mine.

Here’s what I currently know about her from linking with the data already present in FamilySearch. I am using that data as a hint until I find the sources that prove that information.

Orpha Allen

  • Born 3 August 1890 in New Florence, Montgomery, Missouri
  • Married before 12 July 1917 (my grandmother’s birthdate)
  • Died 28 April 1964 in New Florence, Montgomery, Missouri

Search Results

In my search, I looked at both and FamilySearch’s SSDI. She was not found in either database. This would be useful as a secondary source pointing to her date of birth.

In the process, I went ahead and linked in the information that FamilySearch had on her parents, Edward L. Allen and Magnolia Elrod.

To-Do Items

  • Continue searching for records for Orpha Allen
  • Prove that Edward Allen and Magnolia Elrod are Orpha’s parents.


This task was unsuccessful. But we did add information about Orpha’s parents to the system.

Posted by Bryan Koen

Bryan Koen is an IT Professional based in St. Louis, MO. Bryan and his wife, Cara, are the proud parents of four children, three boys and one girls. When not chasing his kids, he enjoys researching his ancestry, listening to music, and enjoying a good hoppy beer.

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