Nell Gertrude "Nellie" Allison

1897–1985 (Age 87)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nell Gertrude "Nellie"

When Nell Gertrude "Nellie" Allison was born on 16 November 1897, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Carroll Allison, was 20 and her mother, Lona Belle Ray, was 11. She married Roy Duncan Hughey on 8 March 1916, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Swannanoa, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Swannanoa Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 23 January 1985, in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Nell Gertrude "Nellie" Allison
Roy Duncan Hughey
Marriage: 8 March 1916
James Donald Hughey
Hazel Irene Hughey
William J Hughey
Lillie J Hughey
Marjorie Belle Hughey

Spouse & Children

8 March 1916
North Carolina, United States


  • Male1918–1998Male

  • Hazel Irene Hughey


  • Male1922–1978Male

  • Lillie J Hughey


  • Marjorie Belle Hughey


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 21

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Maggie L Alison in household of R Alison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie Hughey in household of Roy D Hughey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Allison, "United States Census, 1940"

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