Margaret Elizabeth Allison

15 April 1836–16 February 1911 (Age 74)
Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Allison was born on 15 April 1836, in Madison, Illinois, United States, her father, Elijah Allison, was 23 and her mother, Hannah N. Cornelison, was 18. She married Benjamin F. Parish on 6 October 1853, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 16 February 1911, in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Henrietta, Clay, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin F. Parish
Margaret Elizabeth Allison
Marriage: 6 October 1853
Margaret C. Parish
William M Parish
Florence Holman Parrish
Lilly Ann Parrish
Jesse Green Parish
Benjamin F. Parish
James D Parish
Henrietta Smith

Spouse and Children

6 October 1853
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States


    Margaret C. Parish


    William M Parish


    Florence Holman Parrish


    Lilly Ann Parrish



+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 20

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.

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)

  • M E Parish in household of Benjamin Parish, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Marg E Parrish in household of Benj F Parrish, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret E Collins in household of Oren J Collins, "United States Census, 1910"

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