|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1878|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 1896|
Obit from undated scrapbook in Milledgeville, IL library:
Died. Allison -- At Denver, Colorado, July 5, 1896, of consumption, Frank Fisher Allison, aged 17 years, 6 months and 15 days.
Frank F. Allison was born near Milledgeville, Illinois, December 20, 1878. The greater part of his life was spent at his home east of here. He entered the Milledgeville school in the fall of '92 and attended until he completed the course one year ago last June. He was a thorough student and his intentions were to seek a higher education thus preparing himself better for life's work. Accordingly he entered the State Normal University, at Normal, last September, where he pursued his studies until ill health forced him to return to his home at Thanksgiving time. His health gradually failed; physicians at home and at Chicago were consulted and they advised a change of climate. On the 30th day of last April he left for the west and being joined a few days later by his father they went to Beatrice, Nebraska. Here he was givien the best of care and the physicians did all that was possible, but to no effect. Thinking perhaps mountain air might be more beneficial he was taken on to Denver, Colorado, June 23. Not quite two weeks later, on the evening of July 5 he passed away. The doctors pronounced the disease consumption. Three years ago Frank was very sick with diphtheria and it is thought that this hastened his death somewhat as he has never been quite so well since. He was not a sufferer during his sickness and did not think he was going to die.
Frank was a good boy. After his mother's death in November, 1893, he gave himself to the Savior and December 10, he united with the M. E. Church of Milledgeville. June 24 he was one of the twenty who came forward in the church and received holy baptism. He was a member of the Sunday School and Epworth League, also the choir and took a great interest in the work of the church.
When packing his trunk to go west he put his mother's bible in and daily while absent up to the last he spent some time reading in it. To his father he made the remark that he found such good reading in his bible.
Frank has gone where the truths and the mysteries of the bible shall be revealed to him. Heaven is richer by his departure.
The funeral services were held at the home at two o'clock, Tuesday, July 7, 1896, Rev. F. L. Baldwin officiating. The funeral was a large one, many of his school mates attending in a body. The pallbearers were boys with whom he was associated in his classes and in school and were Harvey Fike, Leroy Todd, Homer Wood, Ray Reas, Norman Goshert, and Noah Wine. Interment took place in the South Elkhorn cemetery.
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