Nellie Allison

1878–1918 (Age 40)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Nellie

When Nellie Allison was born on 9 October 1878, her father, Frank Allison, was 45 and her mother, Virginia Clinton Jordan, was 38. She married William Sherman Carter on 26 September 1894, in Sidney, Fremont, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Sidney, Fremont, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 22 October 1918, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Sidney, Fremont, Iowa, United States.

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Nellie Allison
William Sherman Carter
Marriage: 26 September 1894
Chester E. Carter

Spouse & Children

26 September 1894
Sidney, Fremont, Iowa, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Frank Allison


  • Virginia Clinton Jordan




  • Cordelia Allison


  • Kate Allison


  • Mary Allison


  • Whitfield Allison


  • Allison


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 12

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from a Middle English male personal name: in most cases probably Allen , but other possibilities include a variant of Ellis or a short form of Alexander . In some instances, it may be from a female personal name, Alise or Alice ( see Allis ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Nellie Alison in household of Virginia Alison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie Allison in household of Franklin Allison, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nellie Phillips, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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