Failure of railroad to materialize doomed Allison
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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.
Feb. 11, 1879
John S. Crawford
June 6, 1879
Chauncy D. Wheelock May
James F. Leonard
Nov. 12, 1885
James M. Hill
April 19, 1889
John A. Shearer
Dec. 26, 1889
Chauncy D. Wheelock Dec.
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
taken from the Allison Breeze
dated Friday, December 2, 1887.
Article was taken from Allison Times dated Friday, June 1,
Allison Mercantile Store
(Story and Pictures)
News Articles about Allison taken
from different newspaper in 1887
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.
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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