Edward W. Allanson is prominent in Phoenix, where he is identified with E. W. Allanson & Company, funeral
directors. He was born at Victory, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1879, the son of William A. and Ella (Sidney) Allanson.
William A. Allanson, deceased, was a native of New York and spent the greater part of his life at Cato, where he
was interested in the furniture and undertaking business. The old Allanson homestead, located near Cato, is now
owned by his son, Edward W., the subject of this sketch. The father died in 1922 and is buried in Union Hill Cemetery,
Cato. The mother now resides at Phoenix. Mr. Allanson was a Democrat, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and
was Past Master of Cato Lodge F. & A. M. The only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Allanson was Edward W.
The boyhood of Edward W. Allanson was spent at Cato, N. Y., where he was educated. He was associated in business
there with his father for nine years, and then sold his interest to a Mr. Briggs and located at Geneva, N. Y. He
soon went to Albany and was employed for four years by John Harrigan & Son, undertakers, after which he went
to Auburn, N. Y., with C. S. Gross for three years. For a time he was also located at Brockport, N. Y., and in
1916 came to Phoenix, where he formed a partnership with E. I. Hill. In the same year the company's building was
completely destroyed by fire. A new building was erected in 1917 at the company's present location, and in January,
1921, Mr. Hill disposed of his interest to James Archambo, the father in law of Mr. Allanson. Mr. Archanibo died
in 1925, and since that date Mr. Allanson's son, William D., has been associated with him.
Mr. Allanson was married (first) to Miss Evelyn Crowninshield in 1901. She was the daughter of Edgar and Jennie
(Hubbard) Crowninshield, and died in April, 1919. She is buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Cato. To Edward W. and
Evelyn (Crowninshield) Allanson was born a son, William D., a sketch of whom appears
elsewhere in this history. Mr. Allanson was married (second) in 1921 to Miss Neva Archambo, of Oswego, the daughter
of James M. and Etta (Tyler) Archambo. The former died in 1925 and his widow lives at Phoenix.
Mr. Allanson is a Republican and is serving as county committeeman. He also has held the office of trustee of the
village. He attends the Congregational Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows,
and Chamber of Commerce. He holds membership in the New York State Embalmers Association, of which he is past president;
the New York State Funeral Directors Association, and is a member of the Advisory Committee to the New York State
Department of Health.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Oswego County, NY
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