William Franklin Allison

Male29 July 1856–22 May 1943

Brief Life History of William Franklin

When William Franklin Allison was born on 29 July 1856, in Rushville, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, his father, John Harrison Allison, was 42 and his mother, Ladocia Ann Trapp, was 33. He married Rhodilla Seever on 5 January 1879, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Rush Township, Buchanan, Missouri, United States for about 80 years. He died on 22 May 1943, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rushville, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Franklin Allison
Rhodilla Seever
Marriage: 5 January 1879
Geneva Allison
Edward Carrington Allison
Fred Marion Allison
Mary Ethel Allison
Grover Cleveland Allison
Edd Allison
Grover C Allison
Lena Ada Allison
Robert Steven Allison
John Wyatt Allison
Ruby Allison

Sources (14)

  • William Alison in household of John H Alison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Allison, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • W F Allison in entry for Robert S Allison and Opal M Lawrence, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1879Buchanan, Missouri, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (18)

    +13 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 7

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 25

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English female personal name Alice, Alis (see Allis ) + -son, meaning ‘Alice's son’.

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English female personal name Alison, a common pet form of Alice, Alis. See Allis and compare Ellison .

    Scottish: in some cases, a late variant of Allanson (see also Allinson ).

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

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