James William Marion Allison

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Hello, I am looking for information about my grand father, his name was James William Marion Allison DOB Oct.-1-1905, son of Leora Alice Fischer. DOB Feb-21-1885 I do know know the name of my great gandfather.

My grandfather was a US Navy Pilot as well as Republican Airforce, pilot, La Calle squadron. I've been told he also flew or was part f the flying tigers.

Some links I have found about my granfather!




He died very young at 46. He was married to my grand mother, Elena S. Allison had 2 sons, my father Robert Hudson Allison and James William Allison.

I am on Ancestry but I am stock since I do not know the name of my great grandfather, I have found information in which my great grandmother was divorced or widow, she marrie some one else, Charles Herman Fischer DOB Oct-20-1880

Please I hope some one knows something or better I could find lost family!



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Check Rootsweb for Frank R. Allison.

Frank Lockett Allison,1884-1946 --Leora Alice McDavid, 1883-1965

Frank Ramsey Alison, 1847-1914 -- Annie Beddow, 1854-1918

Matthew Allison, 1810 -- (?) -- Mary Jane Elbers, 1813-  (?)

James Allison,1796 -  (?) -- Margaret (?)  1798 -  (?)
Finally after years or research I've found that my great grand mothers name was Leora Alice McDavid Later Leora Alice Fischer. We are confused since she changed her last name to Fischer. Seems She either divorced or was a widow. We are not sure who is owr great grand father is. I have found her parents names; Raleigh McDavid and Roxana Lee Glasscock. But still we do not know who our great grandfather is!
Wow, Amazing. I do not know how to thank you!!! This is something I've been looking my whole life!!

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Not exactly related t your family, but your grandfather flew in Spain for the Republican side.  Escuadrilla LaCalle flew I-15 biplane flighters from an airfield next to Guadalajara, NE of Madrid.  One section of the squadron was nicknamed the Patrulla Americano (the American Patrol), initially led by Charles Koch, with Jim Allison, Frank Tinker, and Harold Dahl.  Koch left teh squadron shortly after due to health issues, and Jim Allison led the Patrol for the next couple weeks.

On 18-Feb-1937, your grandfather was wounded in an air battle  The wound became infected, and by mid-March, your father had been repatriated to the American hospital in Neuilly, France, and later to the US.

The next year, 1938, he went to China to serve in the 14th (International) Squadron of the Chinese Air Force under Gen. Claire Chennault.  The 14th had only just begun service when their aircraft were destroyed in a japanese air raid.  I believe Jim Allison stayed in China a while longer to help train pilots for the Chinese Air Force before returning to the United States.

Do you know when he was in the US Navy?
No military information. :(
No, I have not been able to find any military information about him, plus I have no information about his father. I have only a few letters of recomendation from some companies he worked and a pilot log with his license number, but not sure how to pull information with that.
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I have seen this name before.Im an Allison to,Your grandpa and g grandpa have the same name,Theirs 2 of them,I saw them on find a grave,1 was born 188? rhe other one was 190?.Kansas?If you are on ancestary look for the census from last state he was in last time you knew,Kansas,illinois,missorouri,arkansas,New mexico are mine.I Know If Seen them.I swear.Good luck sweet heart,God bless
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1940 US Census has James M W Allison at Harris, Texas. In 1935, he was living in Dallas, TX. In 1940, he was 34y and born in TN. His wife Elena Allison was 33 and b in Mexico. James W. Allison was born in Mexico and 3 years old.

Can you say the birth location of your great grandmother, country, county and or city? Would you have an idea of where  your gt. grandfather was born or what year?
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Birth place.

I am not sure about my grand father's birth place, the only referece I have is my father's birth certificate which states he was born in Houston, Texas.

My great grand mother's name was found on my grand fathers death certificate is Leora Alice Fischer, DOB Feb-21 1885. There is a husband named Charles Herman Fischer, maybe sacond husband. Not sure if she devorced or widowed. My father did not met his father ever, his ftaher died when he was 3 in Peru. My dad was raised out in Mexico with some uncles.

All this information I have been able to pull out od Ancestry.com. The problem is I don't have any information about my great grand father so it's been very hard. I was thinking on getting my great grand father birth certificate but I've been looking with no succes. Maybe because I've focus in Texas.

I found some more information, I really don't understand legal slang and have problems understanding this document. It seems my grand mother had a few husbands. Not sure if her birth last name was Allison since in this document she has 2 last names, Fischer and Allison. I feel close now!!

The LONG document is here:


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