Obituary – James C. Allison
East Liverpool Tribune
James C. Allison, aged 79 years, one of this city’s most highly esteemed and well-known residents, died at his home on Washington street at 12 o’clock noon, yesterday (August 25, 1911), following an illness covering several weeks.
Deceased was born near Fairview, Hancock county, W. Va., January 29, 1832, and most of his early days were spent on his father’s farm. Mr. Allison was the last of a family of 11 children. A slate roofer by trade, for several years he followed that line of work in Steubenville, assisting in the construction of the court house and First Presbyterian church edifice. Later he removed to this city and followed his trade, becoming well known in all parts of the city.
He enlisted in the Union army during the Civil war. He joined Carlin’s Battery of Wheeling of the First Artilery of West Virginia. He served for three years. Mr. Allison had just received an invitation to the annual meeting of his battery to be held at Rock Springs Park on Sept. 6.
Mr. Allison was a member of the First Presbyterian church in this city. He had served as an elder since 1878. He is survived only by his wife. Three children died in infancy.
No arrangements have been made for the funeral.