Taken from McCulloch County History Vol. I  1976
Compiled by Wayne Spiller

"At the end of each sketch, to the extent possible, is shown the source and date of original publication.  There are numerous sketches from the Fannie O, Jones Scrap Book.  These will be identified by the term, 'FOJ Collection'. In some cases, dates of publication were unavailable."
Wayne Spiller , Compiler of McCulloch County History Vol. I.

     Born at Youngsport in Bell County, Texas, 23 January 1873, the son of Sarah (Cowan) and George Allison, he married at Katemcy, Texas on 12 November 1893 Miss Mary Francis Hurley.  Mrs. Allison died about 1956, and Mr. Allison died in Fort Worth, Texas on 26 August 1961.
    E. L. Allison was a graduate of Southwestern University at Georgetown, Texas.  He taught for 48 years before his retirement in 1939, when he moved to Melvin.
    He was a member of Melvin Masonic Lodge No. 1122 and a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.
    His children, as shown at the time of his death, included a son, W. W. Allison of Ft. Worth, and seven daughters, Mrs. Edgar Ruitt of Hamilton; Mrs. O. C. Utsey of Fife; Mrs. Sam W. Morris of Brownwood; Mrs. Guinn Caruthers of Austin; Mrs. Kenneth Adams of Brownwood; Mrs. Carl Hyatt of Commerce, all in Texas; and Miss Johnnie Allison of Columbia, Missouri.
    There were also surviving a brother, Baxter Allison of Carrizo Springs, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. R. Kirkpatrick of Katemcy, Texas, and Mrs. Clara Wilson of Brady.

        F.O.J. Collection
Submitted by: Louann Hall