George W. Allison, 88, of Mt. Marris Star Route, Waynesburg, died after a long illness at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 1968, in Greene County Memorial Hospital.
A descendant of several prominent Greene County pioneer families, Mr. Allison was an early leader in the breeding of purebred beef cattle and owned one of the state's finest herds of Herefords.
Born January 30, 1890, in Franklin Township, he was a son of Amos A. Allison and Caroline Wisecarver Allison.
His wife, Laura Knox Allison, died December 17, 1963. They had been married September 2, 1908, with her death occurring just a few months after they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
All their married life was spent in the home where Mrs. Allison had lived since she was a small girl, and they were among the largest land owners in the county. Besides the home farm on Route 19, Mr. Allison and his son Arthur operated the home farm of his father, Amos Allison, on Route 188, and the farm of his maternal ancestors, George Wisecarver, on Wisecarver Run.
Mr. Allison was a member of the Morrisville Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Caroline Milliron, of Kent, Ohio, and Mrs. William (Virginia) Bryan, of Waynesburg; one son, Arthur I. Allison, of Mt. Morris Star Route; one grandson, Inghram Milliron, of Bowling Green, Ohio.
A son, Raymond, is deceased.
Laura Knox Allison
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