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Arthur Algernon Allison
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1849
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1916
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Professional baseball player 1871-1876. Outfielder and first baseman for the Cleveland Forest Citys, Elizabeth Resolutes, Washington Nationals, Hartford Dark Blues and the Louisville Grays.

Arthur Algernon Allison

Who was Arthur Algernon Allison? Why does he deserve a mention in our newsletter? Well the first time I heard of him was in December 2012 when our Brother Secretary, Bud Michels, asked me to find out what could be gathered from our archives. He had had a communication from WB Tim Copeland, a member of the Biographical Research Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR); Past Master and Past District Deputy Grand Master in Virginia (Suffolk Lodge 30) requesting information on our Hiram Lodge No. 10 Bro Allison and specifically where he was buried. The information that attended the request was two newspaper cuttings from February 1916. Among the many careers our brethren have had, professional baseball is one of them.

The first from the Washington Post of Feb 26, 1916 and titled Blinded by Snow Dies. Blinding snow which fell last night, accompanied by a high wind, was responsible for the death of Arthur A. Allison, employed in the monotype section of the government printing office in G Street near the old government printing office.

Shortly before 7 o'clock Mr Allison on his way to the office, was struck by auto truck No 6 of the Union Transfer Company the heavily loaded vehicle passing over his body.

James F. Owens, who was operating the truck, stopped the machine as soon as possible and went back to the aid of the injured man. Other employees of the printery, on their way to work, carried him into a nearby store. Mr Allison died in the Casualty Hospital's ambulance en route to the hospital. His skull was fractured, his chest crushed and he was internally injured. His accident was due to blinding snow falling at the time, since neither the operator of the truck nor Mr Allison saw the other. Owens is at the sixth police precinct station on order of the Coroner Nevitt, pending an inquest, which will be held at the district morgue at 3 o'clock today. Mr Allison was a native of Philadelphia. He had been a resident of Washington for the past 25 years. He was 58 years old and a member of Hiram Lodge No. 10 F.A.A.M. He lived at 33Q Street northeast. He is survived by his wife and a son, John F Allison, a member of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania.
(thanks for Bernard J. Michels, PM, Sec'y, Hiram-Takoma Lodge No. 10)
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Shaw Allison (1808 - 1888)
  Elizabeth Clark Allison (1808 - 1869)
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Allison (1833 - 1904)*
  Jane Allison (1835 - 1835)*
  John Smick Allison (1836 - 1860)*
  Jane Elizabeth Allison (1837 - 1843)*
  Ellen Allison (1842 - 1854)*
  Albert C Allison (1844 - 1915)*
  Douglas L. Allison (1846 - 1916)*
  Arthur Algernon Allison (1849 - 1916)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rock Creek Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Section N, Lot 002
 
Created by: Carol Tessein
Record added: Nov 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61261227
Arthur Algernon Allison
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