Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     ALICE M. ALLEN, who resides about ten miles north from Krupp, was born in Indiana, on December 15, 1854, being the daughter of John and Mary (Ball) Higgs, natives of England.  The father came to America in the early 'forties and settled in Indiana.  In 1857 he settled on a farm in Iowa where he became a wealthy and well known citizen.  The mother died when our subject was eleven years of age.  Miss Alice received her education in the district schools of Iowa and kept house for her father until her marriage in 1871.  Two years later, she came with her husband to Oregon and settled on a farm.  After that, in 1880, they moved to Lincoln county, settling on a piece of land northwest from Wilbur, in what is known as Corbett draw.  Mrs. Allen has labored faithfully as one of the pioneers of this country since that time and now has the pleasure of enjoying the success that she has earned.  She owns three-fourths of a section of land in the wheat belt here and a fine fruit farm in Oregon, besides a residence and four lots in Wilbur.  She has certainly been blessed with excellent prosperity as a result of her wisdom and industry.  During these long years of residence here, Mrs. Allen has gained hosts of warm friends and stands exceptionally well in this community.  Her husband was William Allen and to them were born: Frank, in Wilbur; Mrs. John Markey, mentioned elsewhere in this volume; William J., and Dora Miller.