I would have posted the Globe and Mail article but couldn’t figure out how to do it.
I’ve found these other links. You might have seen them already. This one appears to be someone willing to help on the Graham side of the family.
I am very good friends with members of the Allison family (Hudson's great niece and great great niece) and would like to facilitate contact-there is interest.
This one is another relative of yours, Stephanie Allison Carpenter with a possible DNA link from the McCully’s side (Bess’s maiden name, I think)
Stephanie Carpenter said:
December 19th, 2010 on 12:58 am
This is the most recent discussion I have found about the Allisons. I am completely fascinated with this story because my Great grandmother is/was Loraine Allison. The woman that claimed to be Loraine Allison. I don’t know if I believe the story or not. I’m just now interested in doing my own research to see what I can find out about it all. I do tend to think my Great Grandmother, Loraine Kramer, was not the Loraine Allison she claimed to be but when comparing her pictures with those of Hudson Allison they do look A LOT alike. I was even given Allison as my middle name because my Great grandmother was Loraine Allison that she claimed to be. It’s a crazy story and one I hope to get to the bottom of one day. But yeah that was my Great Grandmother Loraine Kramer.
Lucy McCully said:
February 21st, 2011 on 11:58 pm Stephanie CarpentIn my humble opinion and without prejudice I would like to comment on this. I’m not sure why you didn’t wait the few weeks for the DNA results, before starting this thread. That could be the reason for opposition. You must feeer. I am a relative of Loraine Allison through her mother, Bessie Allison nee Daniels. (I am related through Bessie’s mother’s family, the McCully’s.) Please contact me if you see this message as I would love to talk about this more with you and if possible see pictures of your great grandmother. You can contact me at@ lucylastic95@NOSPAMyahoo.co.uk (remove the NOSPAM before sending)
Debrina Woods wrote:I wish I could say that I have not encountered any hostility and animosity these past few weeks but it has been a sad revelation to me to have encountered such strong opposition and others willingness to NOT cooperate.
Be that as it may, I TOTALLY understand WHY my grandmother choose to just walk away ...
WHO NEEDS IT!
Debrina, In my humble opinion and without prejudice, I’m not sure why you started this thread without first obtaining DNA results. You are putting the cart before the horse. It’s been 70 years since your grandmother’s announcement, so what’s another month or two? Some of the things you have implied could be viewed as inflammatory, particularly if you are an Allison descendant. Perhaps that is the reason for some of the opposition. On this thread I see nothing but co operation to help you so I am perplexed why you would bother making this comment. This has been the most active thread on the topic, so where is the opposition coming from? Also it has crossed my mind, what happens if the DNA results show no relation to the Allisons? What will you do? Will you post it here? Once you have all your DNA ducks in a row, I’d come out of the barn with guns blazing.
Just food for thought.