Wm L Allin Bio-Chariton Co MO
"Historical, Pictorical, and Biographical Record of Chariton County, Missouri"
1st Edition, Press-Spectator Steam Print, Salisbury, MO 1896.

Transcribed by Nalora Burns


William L. ALLIN. Numbered among the most energetic, self-reliant and enterprising young business men of Salisbury, Mo., in the prime of life and with a bright future awaiting him is the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. He was born near Renick, Randolph county, Mo., May 1, 1859 and is the son of Joseph ALLIN, now a prominent citizen of this city. The mother of our subject, who in her maidenhood was a Miss Cassie DAMERON, died when her son was a youth but seven years of age. The boyhood days of our subject, prior to attaining maturity, was more or less uneventful, being spent in securing an education and assisting his father in a grocery establishment at Huntsville, Mo. In 1880 he assumed the responsibilities of life for himself, engaging in the cattle business in Montana. Ten years later, (1890), growing weary of frontier life, our subject returned to Missouri and accepted a clerical position with his father, who in the meantime had engaged in the lumber business in Salisbury. A year later Mr. ALLIN engaged in the furniture business in this city and the success with which he has met and the patronage he has since enjoyed are his best recommendations for his excellent business ability and his personal adaptation to the occupation in which he is engaged. On the 27th day of Sept., 1893, it was the happy fortune of our subject to be united in marriage to Miss Don CRESON, one of Salisbury's fair and most worthy young ladies and the daughter of Mrs. Fannie CRESON, for many years a resident of this city. This union has been a happy one and has been blessed by the birth of a bright little daughter, now 21 months old. Socially Mr. ALLIN is a worthy member of the I.O.O.F., Knights of Pythias, Knights of the Maccabees and Knights of Equity, while politically he affiliates with the democratic party.

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