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    REV. WILLIAM H. ALLISON, rector of St. James Episcopal Church at Piqua, is one of the most earnest and scholarly clergymen of the diocese to which he belongs. He was born in July, 1873, in the city of New York, and was reared there and at Yonkers, New York.

    After graduating with honors from Columbia University, in the class of 1897, Dr. Allison entered the Berkley Divinity School at Middletown, Connecticut, where he was graduated in 1900. Following this he was ordained and for one year served as assistant rector of St. Andrew's Church at Ann Arbor, Michigan, when he became pastor of St. Mary's Church, at Detroit. where he remained for five years. He then served St. John's Church of Covington Kentucky for one year, when he accepted the call to St. James Church at Piqua, where he has a congregation of 250 communicants. His work is appreciated and the closest ties bind him and his people.

    In 1901 Rev. Allison was married to Miss Ethel L. Tillotson, of New Haven, Connecticut. He is very prominent in Masonry, being a member of Blue Lodge No. 91, F.& A.M., of Detroit; Peninsula Chapter, of Detroit; Detroit Commandery No. 1 of Detroit; and the Mystic Shrine, of the same city. He also retains membership in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, of college days, and he belongs to the Piqua Club.

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