May 24, 1921 Wellsville Columbiana County Ohio, USA
NOTE: The time of Burgess' birth, West Virginia was still the state of Virginia.
HISTORY: History of the Upper Ohio Valley, Vol. 1, Madison, WI: Brant & Fuller, 1891, pp. 330 ff.
B.M. Allison, proprietor of the Model Flouring mills, of Wellsville, was born near Pughtown, Hancock county, W. Va., December 27, 1850, and is the son of Enoch and Mary (Bartley) Allison, natives of West Virginia and Ireland, respectively. His paternal grandfather was Burgess Allison, a native of Maryland, who settled in Hancock, W.Va., in the year 1800. His maternal grandfather was Andrew Bartley, who came from Ireland in an early day, and was also one of the pioneers of the above county and state. B. M. Allison was reared upon a farm and early engaged in the milling business at Wellsville, Ohio, where, as proprietor of the Model mill at Wellsville, which from its peculiar construction and unique design, is doubtless the most complete mill of its kind in the United States if not in the world. It is a four story structure, 24 x 40 feet in dimensions, and is built in sections so as to be easily taken apart and transported to a distance if necessary. It is supplied with the Smith Brothers' machinery for the manufacture of flour by the latest improved process, has a capacity of seventy - five barrels per day, and is pronounced by connoisseurs to be as nearly perfect as it is possible to construct a mill of its kind. It has been exhibited at Jackson, Mich., Buffalo, N. Y., Cincinnati, Ohio;, and other places, and can be constructed and in full operation at any Mace in three days. Mr. Allison is to be congratulated upon his success as a manufacturer of flour and his mill is certainly a very valuable addition to the town of Wellsville. Mr. Allison was married in 1875 to Mary A. Bunting, of Wellsville, who has borne him two children, a boy and girl, Harry G. and Mary E.
OBITUARY: East Liverpool Evening Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Wednesday, 25 May 1921, pg. 3.
Burgess M. Allison, Aged 70, Is Dead
As a result of a stroke of apoplexy, Burgess M. Allison, aged 70, died at his home in Main street yesterday. He was a carpenter by trade, having been employed last by the Pennsylvania railroad. He was a member of the Protected Home Circle and was also affiliated with the Tribe of Ben Hur. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Dick; two sons, Harry and Clarence; three brothers, Wakeman and Walter Allison of Chester, and Sherman Chester, residing near that town; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Conant, of East Liverpool. Funeral services will be held at the late home tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. H. G. Wilkinson, of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Spring Hill cemetery.
Allison lineage back to Thomas Allanson, English extraction, London.
Thomas Allanson/Mary Roberts Charles Allanson/ ? Posey Thomas Allison/Barbary Burch Charles Allison/Barbara Moore Samuel Allison/Fielder Hardy Burgess Allison, Sr./Sarah Barkley Enoch W. Allison/Mary Ann Barkley Burgess McClain Allison