Gordon Allison1,2

b. circa 1882, d. 30 April 1949
Last Edited=25 Oct 2009
     Gordon Allison was also known as John Gordon Allison.3 He was born circa 1882.3

Gordon Allison married Nell Twiggs, daughter of John Wesley Twiggs and Sarah Elizabeth Hughes, in 1905.4

Gordon Allison was enumerated on 17 April 1930 as head of household on the 1930 U. S. census for Precinct 13 part of, Weld County, Colorado as J. Gordon Allison, 47 years old, Head, Married, was first married at age 23, birthplace of Georgia, occupation of Farmer in the Own farm industry, an Employer. Could read and write. Did not attended school within the year. Owned home. Lived on a farm. Was not a veteran. Father born in Georgia. Mother born in Georgia.. Also enumerated in the household were Nell Twiggs, Ines Allison, Elizabeth E Allison, Pauline Allison and Nellie B Allison.5

Gordon Allison died on 30 April 1949.4,3

Children of Gordon Allison and Nell Twiggs


  1. Memorial Record of Nan E. Collins (Greely, Colorado: Macys Funeral Home, 1953); The title of Rev. for John W. Twiggs was a hand witten addiion. Flowers were sent by the Board of Stewards of the Bethany Methodist Church Atlanta Georgia (possibly form her brothers the Reverands?)

    Nan E. Collins, the daughter of Rev. John W. Twiggs and Sarah Elizabeth Hughes Twiggs was born February 17, 1874, at Blairsville, Ga. And passed away on December 26, 1953 at 3:20 a.m. at her home west of Eaton where she has lived for fifty seven years.

    She united with the Methodist Church early in her life and took an active part in church and Sunday School work.

    She was married to James M. Collins on January 2, 1896 at her father's home. She and her husband came to Colorado. She transferred her membership to the Methodist Church at Windsor as there was no Methodist Church in Eaton. After the First Baptist Church was organized in Eaton, she joined there in order to rear her children in their father's faith and has taken an active part in the church work. She taught Sunday School for some time. Two sons have preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing five children: Mrs. May C. Flint of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. Gladys Woodrow of Denver, Marvin J. Collins, Miss Alda Collins, and James M. Collins, Jr. all of Eaton.

    Also surviving are a sister Mrs. Gordon Allison of Eaton, four brothers: the Rev. L. M. Twiggs and the Rev. Walter M. Twiggs, both of Atlanta, Ga., Eugene Twiggs of Warren, Ga. and E. P. Twiggs of Greeley.

    She was a charter member of the Eaton Chapter No. 67 Order of the Eastern Star Past Matron of the Eastern Star, a Charter member of the Order of Beauceant of Greeley, a long time member of the Rebekah Lodge of Eaton and a member of Navy Mother's Club No. 15., May Collins Flint Papers, privately held by Joseph M Flint, Seattle, King County, Washington.
  2. Babyhood Days (New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1915), Gordon Joseph Flint was named after his Uncle Gordon which is probably Gordon Allison.; Gordon J. Flint's pre-printed baby book with hand written entries including a family tree by his parents Jean Carroll and May Collins Flint, May Collins Flint Papers, privately held by Joseph M Flint, Seattle, King County, Washington.
  3. Weld County Colorado Tombstone Inscriptions (Greeley, Colorado: The Genealogical Society of Weld County Colorado, 1982), pg 329; Family History Library, US/CAN Book 973.372.
  4. "Nellie M Allison rites Wednsday," The Eaton (Colorado ) Hearld, unkown date, May Collins Flint Papers, privately held by Joseph M Flint, Seattle, King County, Washington.
  5. 1930 U. S. census, Weld County, Colorado, Precinct 13 part of, Enumeration District 62-26, p. 5A (written) p. 212 (stamped), dwelling 88, family 90, J. Gordon Allison; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/ : accessed 25 Oct 2009); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, Roll 251.