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Benjamin Alexander Allison
Birth: Oct. 21, 1853
Ralls County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 14, 1930
McPherson
McPherson County
Kansas, USA

Benjamin Alexander Allison, the son of John B. and Elizabeth Mosby Woodson Allison, married Adelle Ferguson on 3 July 1884 in Leavenworth, Kansas. Adelle called "Delle" was born 04 September 1862 in Leavenworth, Kansas. Adelle Ferguson was the daughter of Elijah and Marianne (Quinche) Ferguson.

Benjamin A. Allison was the Recorder of Deeds in McPherson, Kansas and a member of the Congregational Church. He also served as the Postmaster of the McPherson Post Office at various times and was the Mayor of the city of McPherson around 1920.

Seven children born in McPherson, Kansas

ETHEL ADELLE Allison b. 23 Apr 1885
m. 24 Dec 1907 to Herman Camp Allen
EDITH MARY Allison b. 1887 in Kansas
m. Paul Jesberg
ELIZABETH CARRIE "BESS" Allison b. 1889
RUTH VERA Allison b. 30 Nov 1890
m. Whitney Clark Huntington 13 Jun 1913 in McPherson, KS
DOROTHY MAURINE Allison b. 26 Feb 1894 d. Oct 1975
m. Francis Yelverton O'Bannon 29 Jan 1918
MARIANNE Allison b. 11 Dec 1899
m. Justin Grace Mayers
m. Dean Metcalf
JOHN BENJAMIN Allison b. 2 Aug 1902
m. Marn C. Jensen 1923 in Kansas

Obit:McPherson Daily Republican May 15, 1930

"When death quietly closed the eyes of Benjamin A. Allison yesterday morning at about 8:30 o'clock at his home at 220 South Walnut street, McPherson lost a man who was beloved by the entire community, a man who had hosts of friends and not an enemy, a man who treated them as such.

Some men who have attained, in a measure, a small degrees of success in life, never miss an opportunity of acclaiming the fact with many elaborations. There are others who have accomplished more, who feel they have done too little to even mention. In the first instance the men are easily satisfied for themselves their aims are to keep everlastingly at it and make a place for themselves and families in a quiet and ostentatious manner. This latter
class does much for the community in which they live--donate freely to public enterprises, private charities, and church work---but their names never appear in connection with these things. They are content with the knowledge of having contributed their full share for the benefit or aid of their friends and neighbors, and find true pleasure and happiness in the deed.

Such a man was Ben Allison. Mr. Allison was born, reared and received his academic education in Missouri. Prior to coming to McPherson in 1879 he had been employed for several years as a draughtsman by an atlas company, and it was in this capacity that he gained his insight in the abstract business, in which he engaged when he came to this city. The firm of Allison Brothers controlled a greater share of the abstract business here for many years, until the '90's it was merged with the McPherson Abstract Company.

From the time he came to McPherson up to a few years ago, when failing health called a halt, Mr. Allison was a potent influence in county Republican polities, and for years his counsel was sought by the leaders of the party in the state.

His public service record is one that can be reviewed with pride by his family. For years he served on the McPherson city council, was president of the board for education for four years and from 1884 to 1888 was mayor of McPherson.

In all of his activities, whether in public service, in polities, civic organization work or in the church, he entered into the task he set himself with his whole heart, a sincerity that was reflected in everything he did, and which made him loved and respected by all who came in contact with him.

His Passing, which followed an illness of several years standing, although there was hardly a day but what he was up and around the home and often downtown, came suddenly, during his sleep, and proved a shock to the entire community.

Funeral services will be held from the Congregational church, Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock."
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Benjamin Allison (1828 - 1904)
  Elizabeth Mosby Woodson Allison (1824 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Ethel Adelle Ferguson Allison (1866 - 1941)*
 
 Children:
  Ethel Adelle Allison Allen (1885 - 1967)*
  Edith Mary Allison Jesberg (1886 - 1963)*
  Carrie Elizabeth Allison Hawkinson (1888 - 1974)*
  Ruth Vera Allison Huntington (1890 - 1977)*
  Dorothy Maurine Allison O'Bannon (1894 - 1975)*
  Marianne Allison Mayers Metcalf (1899 - 1977)*
  John Benjamin Allison (1902 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Wilkerson Allison (1851 - 1925)*
  Benjamin Alexander Allison (1853 - 1930)
  Dorothy Ann Allison (1856 - 1925)*
  Arabella Jane Allison Gray Fischer (1858 - 1923)*
  Martha Elizabeth Allison (1860 - 1861)*
  John Stephen Allison (1862 - 1941)*
  Emma Jemima Allison Berry (1862 - 1944)*
  William Mosby Allison (1864 - 1961)*
  Mary Edith Allison Hayth (1867 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McPherson Cemetery
McPherson
McPherson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block 44 Lot 20
 
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Record added: Mar 04, 2009
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