ALLISON Azell Keene (1897 – 1917)
Dec. 17, 1897
Mar. 19, 1917
East Liverpool Evening Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Tuesday, 20 Mar 1917, pg. 2.
Motorcycle Rider Killed
Azdell Allison Loses Control of Machine; Skull Fractured
Azdell Allison, aged 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Allison, was fatally injured shortly before 5 o’clock last evening when he lost control of the motorcycle upon which he was riding, when he attempted to wave to his brother, while speeding along the Lincoln highway, three miles north of the city, en route to his home in Ross Meadows. Death came two hours later at the City hospital. Scarcely more than a week ago, Allison, it is said, became owner of the motorcycle, and had not yet fully mastered the art of driving it. He was employed as an apprentice turner at the new Knowles, Taylor & Knowles pottery. He was riding along the Lincoln highway, en route to his home, last evening, when he noticed his small brother, Charles, aged 10, walking along the roadway. Allison let go one of the handle- bars in order that he might wave at his brother. At the same time the machine upon which he was riding struck a muddy spot in the roadway and skidded. Allison was hurled to the brick roadway and his skull crushed. He was carried to his home, less than a quarter of a mile distant, and physicians summoned. Later he was removed to the City hospital, where he died at 7 o’clock. He never regained consciousness. Besides his parents, the deceased is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Harold, Charles, Edwin, Lois and Mildred, all at home.
East Liverpool Evening Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Wednesday, 21 Mar 1917, pg. 11.
Funeral services over the remains of Azdell Allison, killed in a motor cycle accident on the Lincoln highway Monday evening, will be held at 1:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Allison of Rose Meadows, Rev. D. W. McLeod, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of East Liverpool, officiating. Interment will be made in Spring Grove cemetery.
Contributed by George Allison