Allison Kansas

Allison, Kansas
Failure of railroad to materialize doomed Allison
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Oberlin Herald
Aug. 14, 1919

The beginning and the end of the Allison post office.   The Allison post office was established in 1878.  In 1880 Chancy D. Wheelock was appointed postmaster; the name of the office up until that time was known as Toiyobe, C. D. Wheelock had the name changed to Allison, and during Cleveland’s administration J. F. Leonard, a resident of Dresden now, held the office.  When the Rock Island came to Jennings, all of Allison moved to Dresden and Jennings except the post office and it came back to C. D. Wheelock.  He held it until his death in 1893 and his son, Geo. M. Wheelock, took charge of the store, was appointed post master and held until the store was sold to W. E. Wilson, a resident of Oberlin, Kan., now.  It was handed down by Wilson to W. S. Miller and they passed it back to Geo. H. Wheelock.  He held it until his death, 1906.  Mrs. Wheelock-Price sold the store and post office to Wilbur Hughes.  He was postmaster until Wilbur sold out to J. E. Goodson and he has given it back to Uncle Sam as a relic of western Kansas.

Allison Postmasters

Benjamin Decker             Feb. 11, 1879
John S. Crawford            June 6, 1879
Chauncy D. Wheelock     May 4, 1880
James F. Leonard            Nov. 12, 1885
James M. Hill                  April 19, 1889
John A. Shearer               Dec. 26, 1889
Chauncy D. Wheelock     Dec. 12, 1891
George H. Wheelock       Jan 17, 1895
William E. Wilson             Aug. 22, 1900
Sarah E. Wilson                Nov 22, 1904
Washburn S. Miller           July 28, 1905
George H. Wheelock        Oct. 26, 1906
Henry S. Kirkham             Feb. 4, 1907
Wilbur M. Hughes             April 22, 1907
John E. Goodson               Nov. 20, 1916

 Plat Map of Allison

Article taken from the Allison Breeze dated Friday, December 2, 1887.

Article was taken from Allison Times dated Friday, June 1, 1888.

Allison Mercantile Store (Story and Pictures)

News Articles about Allison taken from different newspaper in 1887

Allison Christian Church

Misc. Pictures

Brick Factory and Flour Mill

In 1885, John J. Cass hired Dave Goodrich to make some bricks from a brick kiln on his farm.  The brick factory and also a flourmill were operated by a waterwheel from a dam on the Solomon River

The old millstone quarried in Sweden and shipped to American to grind Kansas wheat is still visible near the Solomon River at Allison.  

Today in the river buried in the sand is a steam engine that was used for power.

Allison's Obituary 
Taken from the Jennings Times
March 15, 1889

It falls to our lot again to write the obituary of a dear old friend.  This is a sad duty to perform under any and all circumstances, but doubly so I this instance.  The deceased had been suffering some time with a server attack of biliousness, some 12 months ago.  Dr. Farrow was called in and administered a heavy dose of egotism, and there has been different remedies administered from time to time since.  But the patient has gradually grown worse until the last breath finally left poor old Allison a corpse.  N. A. Knowlton (undertaker) left this place with his hearse, and quite a funeral procession last Tuesday—to tear away the remains.   Among the mourners we might extend sympathy to E. McKenna, C. D. Wheelock and Samuel Smith.   Moses T. Bradbury has been selected to preach the funeral sermon.

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