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Jesse Thomas Allison

  • Birth 2 Feb 1865 Jasper County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 12 Jul 1927 Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section K, Lot 190-1
  • Memorial ID 83634858

Name: Jessie Thomas Allison
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1865
Birth Place: Jasper Co IL,
Death Date: 12 Jul 1927
Death Place: Decatur, Macon, Illinois
Burial Date: 16 Jul 1927
Burial Place: Decatur, Macon, IL.
Cemetery Name: Graceland
Death Age: 62
Occupation: Grocer
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Male
Street Address: 1250 N. Clinton
Father Name: Isaac Allison
Father Birth Place: IL.
Mother Name: Charity Houston
Mother Birth Place: IL.
Spouse Name: J... Allison
FHL Film Number: 1614257

Illinois Death and Stillbirth Index 1916-1947

Please note that this record shows the spelling of his first name as Jessie, however other records have it spelled Jesse. The record also shows the spelling of his mother's maiden name as Houston, however the correct spelling is Huston.

Jesse is my great-grandfather. Jesse married Lucy C Myers (1866-1892) on 16 Oct 1884 and they had 4 children:

Lutisha Mary Allison 1885 – 1967
Everett Chancy Allison 1887 – 1948
Nora Elizabeth Allison 1889 – 1961
Michael Alexander Allison 1892 – 1949

Lucy died in 1892, and Jesse then married Marinda Caroline Goodwin (1864-1917), who was my great grandmother, and they had eight children:

Charity Marie Allison 1895 –
Christopher C Allison 1897 –
Charles A Allison 1898 – 1900
Susanna Allison 1899 – 1982
Florence Allison 1902 – 1924
Joseph Leroy 'Roy' Allison - 1904 - 1965
Irene Allison 1906 – 1978
Robert Eugene Allison 1908 – 1964

After Marinda died in 1917, Jesse married Emma Rodgers (10 Apr 1864 - 24 Jun 1921) but they had no children.

Apparently after Emma died, Jesse married a woman named Ina Chilton, for which I have no further information at this time.

Published in The Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) on Tuesday, July 12, 1927:


Jesse Thomas Allison of 1250 North Clinton street, died at 1:20 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Decatur and Macon County hospital. He was sixty-two years old last February. His death was caused by paralysis, with which he was stricken five days ago.

Mr. Allison was born in Jasper county, Feb. 2, 1865. He came to Decatur from Noble, Ill., nine years ago. For three years he operated a grocery store on East Grand avenue, and the last six years has been engaged in the grocery business at 1250 North Clinton street.

He is survived by his wife, Ina Allison, and ten children: Toliver A. and Everett A. Allison, both of Xenia, Ill., Nora Williams of Champaign, Alexander Allison and Anna Rader of Flora, Ill., Marie Ballinger and Chris Allison, both of Chicago; Irene Hallett of Decatur, Eugene Allison, in the United States army, at Fort Meade, S.D., and Roy Allison of Chicago. There are four step-children, Edward Lough of Chicago, Henry Lough of Noble, Ill. Clara Broughton of Dixon, Ill., and Bessie Kempf of Washington, Ind. There are seventeen grandchildren. The body was taken to Moran and Sons, funeral directors, and prepared for burial.

I would like to gratefully acknowledge that this obituary was sent to me by FindAGrave Member Kromine (#47820167).

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  • Created by: Michael Allison
  • Added: 18 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83634858
  • Michael Allison
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Thomas Allison (2 Feb 1865–12 Jul 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83634858, citing Graceland Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Michael Allison (contributor 47650408) .