|Birth: ||Feb., 1898|
Gainesville (Cooke County)
Willie Edward (Bill) was a man of bright intelligence, warm humor, and a stern disposition.
His parents lost their farm due to drought when Bill was a toddler. His father, Winfield Scott Allsman, took him from Oklahoma in his early teens to work in the mines in Montana and send money back to his mother and 3 younger sisters who lived in a dugout near Longdale OK.
Bill earned his telegraphers diploma in 1916 and worked for the Santa Fe RR as depot agent in Longdale, then Canton OK, then Pratte KS, then San Angelo TX, where he retired in 1968. He lost a leg to a blood clot in the early 70s.
Bill was mayor of Longdale, owned the town's lumberyard, and was scoutmaster of the local Boy Scout troop. Bill was a leader in the Methodist, then the Nazarene church and loved to sing in his church choir. Bill had an impish sense of humor and was fond of playing checkers with this young grandson.
His sons are Robt Linn (still living), Wm Dean (deceased), and Gerald F (deceased). He has 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is greatly missed.
Winfield Scott Allsman (1874 - 1950)
Mary Ellen Burgess Allsman (1874 - 1948)
Hazel Marie Linn Allsman (1901 - 1993)
William Dean Allsman (1931 - 2000)*
Gerald Francis Allsman (1935 - 1977)*
Maintained by: chris allsman
Originally Created by: David Schram
Record added: Oct 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98278856
With respect and fond memories. Rest in Peace, Grandpa Bill.|
Added: Jan. 2, 2013
Added: Oct. 4, 2012