|Birth: ||Apr., 1852|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 1910|
1883 - Mayor of Boulder, Colorado
FROM: Weekly Courier, Ft. Collins, Larimer County, July 14, 1910
Boulder Bank President Killed in Auto Accident
Car Turns Turtle on Mountain Road, Thirty-five Miles Northwest of this City - Judge Garrigues and Dr. Queal Escape With Cuts and Bruises
Party Was En Route to North Park
--Death came at 6:35 this morning to W. H. Allison, president of the First National bank of Boulder, as a result of an automobile accident that occurred at noon Sunday, on the Virginia Dale road, about 35 miles northwest of this city. Judge Garrigues of Greeley, and Dr. E.B. Queal of Boulder, were in the car with him and both received bruises and cuts, which, however, did not prove serious. The three were in a party of five, bound for North park, the others being Judge Gamble and G. H. Bedard, a Boulder drug clerk, who were in Judge Gamble's automobile, behind the Allison car.
Mr. Allison was at the wheel. While going along a dangerous section of the road, about a mile and a quarter south of the Bush ranch, the wheels began the slide and Mr. Allison was unable to regain control of the skidding car. Before the occupants could get out, the car turned turtle. Judge Garrigues and Dr. Queal rolled clear of the car, but Mr. Allison was caught under it.
When his two companions got up they found a portion of Allison's body protruding from under the car. By the time Judge Gamble's car had arrived and together, the four men raised the overturned car sufficiently to bring forth Mr. Allison, who was apparently dead.
A Denver automobile party, on the way to Laramie, reached the scene soon after and its members assisted in conveying the unconscious man to the Bush ranch. The nearest telephone was at Logan's store and it was necessary to break into the house to call surgeons from Fort Collins, as there was no one at home. Drs. Kickland and Sadler were at the scene in their automobiles in about two hours and, after temporary attention was given Mr. Allison, he was brought to Forth Collins in Judge Gamble's car, reaching here about 7 o'clock last night.
Mrs. Allison, her son Lewis P. and a daughter came up from Boulder and when they saw the injured man, he had re-covered consciousness and was believed to have a chance for recovery. Later in the night, however, it became evident that he was sinking and Dr. Kickland remained with him for some hours.
His family remained at the Northern hotel during the night, as they had received assurances on retiring that the patient's condition was favorable. This morning, just as Mrs. Allison was starting for the hospital, she received word of her husband's death.
The body will be taken to Boulder for burial, after an official inquiry by Coroner Hollowell, in whose jurisdicition the accident occurred.
Judge Garrigues and Dr. Queal are both able to be about, though sore from the bruises they received. The opening of the term of court in Jackson county, which was taking the two district judges to North park, has been temporarily postponed, because of the sad ending of the journey. Mr. Allison, Dr. Queal and Mr. Bedard expected to open some days in fishing at North park. The party desired to reach the Boswell ranch on the Laramie river last night and proceed form there this morning for Walden.
Mr. Allison was 63 years of age and one of the leading citizens of Boulder, where he had resided many years. Mrs. Allison and her daughter returned to Boulder on the 8 o'clock train this morning, while Lewis P. Allison remained, to look after the body of his father.
Special to the Courier.
Boulder July 11. - The death of W.H. Allison, president of the First National bank, as a result of an automobile accident near Fort Collins, has cast a gloom over the entire community. Mr. Allison came here in 1878 with his father-in-law, Mr. Cheney, who established the bank. Mr. Allison was made cashier and he remained in that position until two years ago, at the death of Mr. Mackey, when he was elected to the presidency. He leaves a wife and three children. His son, Lewis, is assistant cashier of the bank
Antoinette Cheney Allison (1861 - 1920)*
Lewis Cheney Allison (1879 - 1933)*
Edith Allison Austin (1881 - 1917)*
Jean Allison Whitson (1891 - 1971)*
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