PAUL LEONARD ALLISON
1935 MO –2006 MO
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co., MO—Sunday, 1 October
Paul Leonard Allison, 71, of Cape Girardeau died
Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was born June 27, 1935, in Cape Girardeau,
the son of Robert William and Christine Glueck Allison. He and Catherine
Gaither Allison were married on Sept. 5, 1961, in Cape Girardeau.
Allison served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955
to 1975 in Korea and Vietnam. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal
while in Vietnam; he was also stationed in Kotzuba, Alaska, and Germany in the
records analysis department, retiring in 1975 as a staff sergeant. Alllison was
a postman with the post office from 1978 to 2000. He was a member of the Harold
O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 609 AF&AM, the Capaha Scottish Rites, Valley of St.
Louis Scottish Rites, Cape Shriners, KIM Shrine Club, Eastern Star No. 60 Cape
Rock Chapter, TPA, Eagles, Air Force Sergeants Association, Capaha Antique
Club, charter member of the Alfred Family Association, Tackett Family
Association Committee member, the National Guard No. 140 from 1952 to 1955, a
1953 graduate of Central High School, Central High School '50s graduating class
reunion committee. Allison was a member of Maple United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of Cape Girardeau;
two sons, Terry Allison, Greg Allison, both of Cape Girardeau; a daughter,
Charla Bueckers of Melrose, Minn.; a brother, Harold Allison of Huntsville,
Ala.; four sisters, Mildred Clay of Cape Girardeau, Dorothy Bridwell of Hiber
Springs, Ark., Monica Cobb of Belton, Mo., Ruth Ann Wilson of Spokane, Wash.;
three grandsons, Christopher Allison, Jonathan Allison, Benjamin Allison, all
of Cape Girardeau; three granddaughters, Amanda Bueckers, Jennifer Bueckers,
Elizabeth Bueckers, all of Melrose.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two
brothers, Robert Allison and Junior Allison; and two sisters, Camille Brooks
and Edna Schaefer.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford
and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ford and
Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home....
Burial will be at Lorimier Cemetery with military
rites by the Cape Girardeau VFW Post 3838 and the Missouri Military Honor
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth and death dates of Paul L. Allison (SS# issued in MO),
last residence Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co., MO.
Paul’s wife, Catherine Louise Gaither Allison,
is also an Alford descendant, but her Alfords begin with her 4th
We published fairly extensive lineage notes for
Paul’s family in New Member Lineages, Summer 1999.
Amanda Alford, Paul’s most recent Alford
ancestor, was the daughter of Ethan Allen Alford and Victoria Godane. Her
family is fairly complicated and is worth exploring here.
A note written by Paul’s wife about Amanda’s
parents, date unknown, is posted on the RootsWeb Family Tree of Richard Godown:
Victoria Godown m. Ethen Allen
Alford and they came from Pittsburg, Pa. to Point Pleasant, Mo. 12 Dec. 1825.
This is on the Mississippi River, so they came up from New Orleans by boat. The
family passed down the story of him falling as he was getting off the boat and
receiving a serious injury that he never got over, even tho he didn't die for
some time. Ethen Allen was born Lake Cayuga, Seneca Co. NY, 1800 and assume
Victoria was b. abt. that time. [Ethen’s birth place is also reported to be
West Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.] Ethen Allen's brother George was a justice in
New Madrid Co. Mo., was living in the area for awhile before they arrived. He
is listed in all kinds of important records. He went down to Texas from Mo.
after the Battle of the Alamo and was Sam Houston's Major General in that
battle. His picture is hanging in the Capitol of Texas. I assume Victoria also
came from a prominent family, to marry the son of George Alford, first mayor of
one of the main towns in Mich. Don't know where they met or married....
In 1830 Allen E. Alford is in New Madrid, New
Madrid Co., MO, with what appear to be a wife, a daughter, and a son, both
children under 5. George G. Alford is also in New Madrid.
Amanda’s birth date is reportedly 19 Nov 1834 in
MO; however, her age on the censuses varies considerably:
1860 – age 21, born 1839
1870 – age 40, born 1830
1880 – age 45, born 1835
1900 – age 60, born 1840 May
1910 – age 75, born 1835
New Madrid Co., MO, records show the marriage of
Amanda Alford and John B. Pasquin on 11 July 1853. Also recorded there on 18
July 1850 is the marriage of John B. Pasquet to Harriet Alford, possibly
Amanda’s sister. This last name later became Pikey
In 1850 in District 62, New Madrid Co., MO, dwelling
Jno Pasqin 44 MO
Mary 54 PA
Jno. B 24 MO [Amanda’s first
Harriett 22 MO
In 1860 in New Madrid Co., MO (no township), we find
John Pikier 54 MO
Mary 66 MO
Joseph Stine 21 MO [Amanda’s second husband—
his relationship to this family?
John B. Pikier 36 MO [Amanda’s first husband]
Amanda 21 MO
Amanda’s second husband was Joseph Daniel Stine,
who was living next door to her with her first husband’s parents in 1860.
In 1870 in Le Sieur, New Madrid Co., MO, dwelling
Joseph D. Stine 32 MO [Amanda’s second husband]
Amanda Stine 40 MO
Jeff Davis Stine 8 MO
Nancy Stine 4 MO
Laura Stine 1 MO
William A. Pikey 18 MO [Amanda’s son with first
William Haney 23 MO
Susan D. Haney 17 MO [Amanda’s daughter with first
were William and Susan in 1860?]
In 1880 in Le Sieur, New Madrid Co., MO, dwelling
Jos. D. Stine head 49 MO PA MO
Amanda wife 45 MO - -
Jeff son 19 MO MO MO
Laura dau 12 MO MO MO
Mary dau 10 MO MO MO
Rosalie dau 8 MO MO MO
George A. son 4 MO MO MO
Wm. Pikey step-son 24 MO MO MO
In 1900 in Lesieur, New Madrid Co., MO, dwelling #89:
Jos. D. Stine head 65 MO - - b.
July 1834, m. 39 years
Amanda wife 60 MO - MO b.
May 1840, 10 children, 6 living
Laura dau 31 MO MO MO b.
Apr 1869, single
Geo A. son 23 MO MO MO b.
Wm. son 10 MO MO MO b.
Jan 1890 [grandson in 1910]
Ureka son 7 MO MO MO b.
May 1893 [grandson in 1910]
John Haney servant 24 MO MO MO b. Sept
Sydney Mitchell servant 18 MO - - b.
Remo Stine son 6 MO MO MO b. Feb
1894 [grandson in 1910]
In 1910 in Lesieur, New Madrid Co., MO, dwelling #137:
J.D. Stine head 75 MO PA MO first
marriage, 49 years
Amanda wife 75 MO NY MO second
marriage, 49 years
10 children, 4 living
Laura dau 40 MO MO MO single
William grandson 20 MO US MO single
Ureka grandson 16 MO US MO
Remo grandson 13 MO US MO
Joseph J. Haney grandson 40 MO MO MO single
Robert L. Pikey grandson 6 MO MO MO
AAFA records show that Amanda died on 3 Aug 1921
in New Madrid, MO, and is buried in New Hope Cemetery in Marston. Joseph D.
Stine’s grave is also in New Hope Cemetery: 29 July 1834 – 6 Aug 1916
Paul Allison’s Alford lineage, beginning
with his father’s maternal grandmother: Amanda 1834 MO4, Ethan Allen
1800 NY5, George 1764 CT6, Benedict 1716 CT7,
Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619
England10, Thomas 1585 England11, William 1547 England12,
Alexander 1520 England13, John 1475 England14.