Biography of Thomas Allison
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THOMAS ALLISON, farmer, was corn in England in 1823. son of Thomas and Mary Allison. He came with his parents to Cook County in 1832. They remained in Chicago for a few months, and then located on a claim on North Branch, three miles from the city. After three years he sold his farm to A. N. Fullerton and removed to Northfleld, Cook County, where he resided until his death, which occurred in January, 1880, at the age of nearly eighty eight years. His mother died in 1877, at the age of eighty four. They had been married fifty four years. The subject of this sketch was married in 1852 to Miss Penthea H. Miller, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Miller. Her parents settled in Wheeling Township in 1839. Mrs. Miller is still living with her daughter, at the age of eighty two years. They have had six children: four are still living - Mary E., George H. J., Albert and Lester T. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; he is one of its trustees, and has served in that capacity since the organization of the Church, in 1861. Mr. Allison nttended the first school, in 1832. organized in the city of Chicago. His schoolmates were mostly half breeds.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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