|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1805|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1900|
On last Friday, March 30th 1900, Mrs. Mary Allison died at her residence in Limestone township aged 95 years, 2 months and 12 days. She was the oldest inhabitant in the vicinity and had lived all her married life on the farm where she died.
She was born within a mile of Mosgrove Station on the Allegheny Valley railroad, in the year 1805 and on February 25th, 1830, married Tait Allison and removed to the place where she died.
Mrs. Allison was the mother of nine children, Dr. S. C. Allison, of Punxsutawney, Mary Jane Allison, deceased, Sarah and Asenath J. Allison, of Limestone, James Boyd, who died in the army in 1862, Florinda, who died in infancy, Charles T. and Robert C. of Limestone and Mrs. Elizabeth M. Peirsol, of Oklahoma.
Mrs. Allison joined the Presbyterian Church of New Rehobeth and attended that Church until the Presbyterian church was built at Greenville when she changed her membership to the latter place of worship. On her last birthday, the ladies of the Missionary Society, of which she was a faithful member, called on her and presented her with some of her favorite verses of the Bible printed in large type, which she appreciated very highly. Sixty-five years is a long time to live in one community and the good old lady was beloved by all who knew her and that included every one in the neighborhood. For sometime previous to her death she was compelled to sit in a chair.
The funeral took place last Monday and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. C. Dible, assisted by Rev. Boyd. The services were at the house and the interment in the Greenville cemetery. Many relatives and friends followed the remains to the grave.
April 5, 1900
Mrs. Allison, mother of Charles and Robt. Allison of near Greenville, the oldest resident of this vicinity, died last Saturday and was buried at Greenville Monday. Deceased was ninety five years of age and had been a resident of this place for many years. She was respected and loved by many friends, was a noble christian woman, and had lived a long and useful life. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, Rev. Dible, assisted by Rev. A. F. Boyd, conducted the funeral services, and a large concourse of people followed the remains to their last earthly resting place. (Limestone Twp. Item)
Tate Allison (1807 - ____)
Samuel Calhoun Allison (1830 - 1916)*
Sarah Allison (1834 - 1915)*
Asenath Tersa Allison (1836 - 1915)*
James Boyd Allison (1844 - 1862)*
Charles Tate Allison (1844 - 1915)*
Created by: Pamela Myers-Grewell
Record added: Jan 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83359629