Nellie Bly Allison

1867–1955 (Age 87)
Twin Grove, McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of Nellie Bly

When Nellie Bly Allison was born on 15 September 1867, in Twin Grove, McLean, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin Felix Allison, was 22 and her mother, Martha Johnson, was 18. She married Job Calvin Wilkins on 5 September 1889, in Money Creek Township, McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Lost River Magisterial District, Hardy, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 6 June 1955, in Strasburg, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery, Baker, Hardy, West Virginia, United States.

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Nellie Bly Allison
Job Calvin Wilkins
Marriage: 5 September 1889
Beulah Margaret Wilkins
Clarence Porter Wilkins
Hazel Day Wilkins
Essie Ellen Wilkins
Vida H Wilkins
Leta H Wilkins

Spouse & Children

  • Female1867–1955Female

  • Job Calvin Wilkins


5 September 1889
Money Creek Township, McLean, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 3

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

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 Allison in household of Ben Allison, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nellie B Wilkins in household of Job C Wilkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie B Wilkins in household of Job C Wilkins, "United States Census, 1910"

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