California Genealogy and History Archives
San Bernardino County and Riverside County
CHARLES L. ALLISON is the eldest member of the prominent Allison family of San Bernardino, a family which has done much for the advancement of its home city and is identified with the history of the city tor nearly forty years.
He was born in Mason County, Illinois, February 12, 1969, and was educated in the public schools of San Bernardino, to which his parents brought him in 1882. After his graduation from the high school he commenced the study of the law, having, like the other members of the family, early determined what his work in life would be. He entered the offices of Paris & Fox in San Bernardino and was admitted to the bar on October 10, 1892. He at first practiced alone, but later formed a partnership with Col. A. B. Paris, which continued until May, 1897, when Colonel Paris died. He then practiced alone again until 1915, when he formed a partnership with Hugh L. Dickson, under the name of Allison & Dickson, which continued until February, 1921, since which time he has been alone. His practice is general and he has a large clientele.
Mr. Allison married August, 1912, Miss Clara Kellogg, a daughter of E. H. Kellogg, of San Bernardino, and they have one child, Virginia May. Like his father and brothers he is a staunch democrat. He is a member of Sati Bernardino Lodge, F. and A.M. ; of San Bernardino Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge. Mr. Allison is also a member of the San Bernardino County Bar Association.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011