Zachery Taylor Allison

21 September 1855–10 May 1941 (Age 85)
Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life of Zachery Taylor

When Zachery Taylor Allison was born on 21 September 1855, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, his father, John Allison, was 36 and his mother, Maria Jane Provine, was 25. He married Minnie Mae Bridges on 12 October 1884, in Industry, McDonough, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Amherst, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Court House District, Amherst, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 10 May 1941, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zachery Taylor Allison
Minnie Mae Bridges
Marriage: 12 October 1884
Ella Allison
Gordon Bridges Allison
Sudie Bernice Allison
Dollie Allison
Grace Nadine Allison

Spouse and Children

12 October 1884
Industry, McDonough, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Allison


    Maria Jane Provine




    James Alexander Allison


    John A. Allison


    Andrew George Allison



    Clotilda "Dollie" Jane Allison


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 26

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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 ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J T Allison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Z T Allison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Zachry T Allison, "United States Census, 1920"

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