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Edward Martin Allison Sr.

9 March 1837–1 October 1912

Born 9 Mar. 1837 in Yorkshire, England.[1] Christened 9 Apr. 1837 in Thorganby, Yorkshire.[2] Son of Robert Allison and Mary Ruler.[3] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by William Heaton, 20 Dec. 1849.[4] Emigrated from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 22 Apr. 1855; arrived in New York City, 22 May 1855.[5] Migrated to Salt Lake City with the Preston Thomas wagon company; arrived 17 Sept. 1856.[6] Married Elise Andrea Josephine Marie Bruun (Brown), 16 Aug. 1862, in Salt Lake City.[7] Ordained a seventy, 28 Nov. 1862.[8] Participated in the Utah Indian wars, May 1866–Sept. 1867.[9] Served as sheriff of Summit Co., Utah Territory, 1870–1890.[10] Proprietor of the Webber House, 1891.[11] Served as superintendent of the Utah State Industrial School, 18 July 1891–21 Sept. 1905, in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Territory.[12] Died 1 Oct. 1912 in Ogden.[13] 

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. D, 27 Apr. 1861–20 Feb. 1864, p. 140, line no. 2732, Edward Martin Allison, 16 Aug. 1862, microfilm 1149525, DGS 7226466 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 19 May 2020), Edward Martin Allison (KW66-VSH).

[2] Church of England, Parish Church of Thorganby-with-West Cottingham, Bishop’s Transcripts, p. 33, Edward Martin Allison, microfilm 918434, DGS 7588362, image 304/680, FHL.

[3] Church of England, Parish Church of Thorganby-with-West Cottingham, Bishop’s Transcripts, p. 33, Edward Martin Allison, microfilm 918434, DGS 7588362, image 304/680, FHL. “Edward M. Allison,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Department, Early Church Information File, 1830–1900, cards 633, 639–640, microfilm 1750656, DGS 7100219, images 1924, 1930–1931/14131, FHL. 

[4] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. D, 27 Apr. 1861–20 Feb. 1864, p. 140, line no. 2732, Edward Martin Allison, 16 Aug. 1862, microfilm 1149525, DGS 7226466 (restricted access), FHL. “Edward M. Allison,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Department, Early Church Information File, 1830–1900, cards 633, 639–640, microfilm 1750656, DGS 7100219, images 1924, 1930–1931/14131, FHL. 

[5] “Edwd Allison,” Saints by Sea (https://saintsbysea.lib.byu.edu/, accessed 22 May 2020). 

[6] “Edward Martin Allison,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 22 May 2020). P. W. Hosking, Preston Thomas Emigrating Company Journal, Sept. 1856, pp. 1, 8, Brigham Young Office Emigrating Company Reports, 1850–1862, CR 1234 5, book 1, folder 50, CHL. 

[7] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. D, 27 Apr. 1861–20 Feb. 1864, p. 93, line 4958, Edward Martin Allison and Eliza Brown, 16 Aug. 1862, microfilm 1149514, DGS 7226466 (restricted access), FHL. 1880 U.S. Census, Coalville, Summit Co., Utah Territory, ED 72, p. 13A, Edward Allison. Den Norske Kirke, Glemmen Prestegjeld, Kirkeboker, 1733–1933, Norway Baptisms, 1634–1927, p. 46, Elise Andrea Josephine Marie Bruun, 1845, microfilm 125880, DGS 8680227, image 31/376, FHL. 

[8] “Edward M. Allison,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Department, Early Church Information File, 1830–1900, cards 633, 639–640, microfilm 1750656, DGS 7100219, images 1924, 1930–1931/14131, FHL. 

[9] Edward Martin Allison, “Indian War Affidavits,” Utah Division of Archives and Records Service (http://images.archives.utah.gov/digital/search/searchterm/Indian%20War%20Affidavits%20Allison, accessed 21 May 2020).

[10] 1880 U.S. Census, Coalville, Summit Co., Utah Territory, ED 72, p. 13A, Edward Allison. “Stolen Animals,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 20 June 1877, 3. “Coalville,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 28 Apr. 1891, 2.  

[11] “Coalville,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 28 Apr. 1891, 2.  

[12] “Reform School Superintendent,” Standard (Ogden, Utah Territory), 19 July 1891, 4. “E. M. Allison to Quit School,” Coalville (UT) Times, 22 Sept. 1905, [1]. 

[13] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 21 May 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 303/425 (1912), Edward (Edmond) Martin Allison.