|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1861|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1934|
Mother: Amanda Durell-Shaw-Cusick-Williams b. 1831 Knox, Indiana d. about 1902 Ebenezer, Greene County, MO
Father: Samuel Newell Cusick b. 1811, Sevier City, Tennessee d. 1868 Edgar City, Illinois
Alissa Jane Cusick Dillard was a wonderful woman who left a lasting impression on the community of Ebenezer, MO. Her husband died in 1885, two years after the birth of their second son. She worked very hard to make a living and raise her children. Alissa Jane ran the first telephone switchboard in Ebenezer. She made hand woven carpeting on a loom in her home for people in the community. She also had a small, spring-fed, horse operated mill behind her home where she made molasses for her neighbors. She was an enterprising woman in a time when it wasn't easy for a woman to make a living. Alissa Jane was extremely kind and compassionate. She was the woman in the community who the local doctor would call upon to assist with medical needs and childbirth. She was an extremely spiritual woman, involved in the Ebenezer Methodist Church. One physical attribute was her long, white hair that touched the floor from a sitting position. Alissa Jane Dillard was held in the highest esteem by those who knew and loved her.
Allen N. Dillard (1854 - 1885)*
Edmund Wesley Dillard (1879 - 1955)*
Allen Mortimer Dillard (1883 - 1942)*
Nina Mae Sanborn (1891 - 1974)*
Note: Allissia's name on headstone is incorrectly spelled, as per her own signature. Headstone is incorrectly dated 1860 as date of birth. Actual year was 1861.
Robberson Prairie Cemetery
Maintained by: B. Dillard-Bolin
Originally Created by: Cara
Record added: Aug 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41237433