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Seeking John Taylor McAllister b. 1871 of Illinois>Wisconsin>Colorado>Seattle, Washington

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Seeking John Taylor McAllister b. 1871 of Illinois>Wisconsin>Colorado>Seattle, Washington

Posted: 26 Sep 2010 5:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McAllister, Reeder
I am seeking information about my great grandfather John Taylor McAllister. He was b. 16 Mar 1871 in Griggsville, Pike, Illinois. - - - - He married Mary Ella Reeder in 1898. Moved briefly to Janesville, Wisconsin (for rail road training) in 1900 (1900 Census) and then on to Colorado Springs where he is listed as a railroad operator on his twin daughter Alma and Alta's birth certificates in 1906. - - - - - The last census record I have is 1910 in Pueblo Colorado and then there is a gap of information between 1910 and his death in 1956 in Seattle, Washington. However, his wife and children are on the census in 1920 in Denver, Co. and his eldest child, Edwin-Earl, is listed as head of the household on that census; wife, Mary, still lists herself as "married". - - - - - The family continues to live in Denver, Colorado without John, and by the 1930 Census his wife Mary Ella lists herself as "widowed", which we know is not the case. This is actually a separation or divorce, because John still lives until 1956. His family eventually migrates to the Seattle, Washington area separately from him after 1930. - - - - - - Our John Taylor McAllister, being a railroad employee, could have migrated anywhere between 1910 and his death in Seattle, Washington in 1956. There are two John T. McAllisters and one John McAllister (no middle initial) who have the same 1871 Illinois birth description on the 1920 census, but there is not enough information to tie them to our family line. - - - - - If anyone has information on the John Taylor McAllister (as described above) from 1910 onward, I would greatly appreciate it. - - - - - Thanks, Jolene

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