Williston, Alfred D.

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Alfred D. Williston Soundex Code W423

1900 25th Ward: Aldermen Alfred D. Williston, Republican and Walter Butler, Republican.

In 1900, all wards had two aldermen. Each served a two year term. The terms were staggered so that every year one or the other alderman was up for election and this insured there was never a case where both were up for election.

Tribune Obit, May 11, 1918, page 5

A.D. Williston, Ex-Alderman Dies at Age 60

Alfred Dix Williston (1858-1918), former alderman from the 25th Ward, died yesterday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John H. Stehman, 5669 N. Magnolia Avenue. Mr. Williston had been an invalid for six years following a paralytic stroke. He was born in Chicago in 1858. As a young man, he engaged in the business of court reporting and for many years preceding his retirement, he was a member of the court reporting firm of Gray, Abbott, and Williston.

Mr. Williston served as alderman for four terms, from 1900 to 1908, and was active in North Side Republican politics. He was a close friend of James Pease. He was a member of the Marquette Club, the Royal League, Royal Arcanum, and Modern Woodmen of America.

Mr. Williston leaves a widow and one son, George A. Williston, besides his daughter. He is also survived by his father, George D. Williston, who was the cashier of the Tribune for 12 years prior to 1866.

The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon from the Church of the Atonement, 5749 N. Ardmore Avenue.