"Alloah Dallas Elk - the blind waif found by Grant S. Maxwell of Dallas when she was nine months old and adopted by the Dallas Elks when 7 years old, now fourteen and a student at the state blind institute at Austin, took the title role in the operetta of "Princess Florenda" at that institute in excellent style." She picked her own first name when she started school.
Cared for and educated by the Dallas, Texas, Elks Lodge, an abandoned baby went on to become a musician and linguist.
The Dallas Elks made sure that her future husband would be on par with the quality they felt Alloah had. William Parks was an organist and choir director. The couple met at the Blind Institute.