Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Abbes in:
 • Rock Creek Cemetery
 • Washington
 • District of Columbia
 • District Of Columbia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Cleveland Abbe
Birth: Dec. 3, 1838
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1916
Chevy Chase
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

Scientist. A native of New York City, New York, he studied and taught mathematics and astronomy at the Free Academy in New York, the University of Michigan, Cambridge Massachusetts, and at Pulkova, Russia. In 1868 he was named director of the Cincinnati Observatory in Ohio. While there he developed a system of telegraphic weather reports, daily weather maps and weather forecasts. At his urging Cincinnati became the meteorological observation headquarters for the United States. His project was so successful that in 1870, the United States Congress established what is now known as the National Weather Service. He was chosen as the chief meteorologist of the new bureau. "Old Probabilities" as he was nicknamed, developed a system that led to higher efficiency in weather forecasting. Under his leadership international cooperation between nations was soon developed to help provide more accurate data in regards to the weather. He died at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Waldo Abbe (1811 - 1879)
  Charlotte Colgate Abbe (1817 - 1885)
 
 Spouses:
  Frances Martha Neal Abbe (1844 - 1908)
  Margaret Augusta Percival Abbe (1865 - 1936)
  Willard A. Smith (1920 - 1986)*
 
 Children:
  Cleveland Abbe (1872 - 1934)*
  Truman Abbe (1873 - 1955)*
  William Abbe (1877 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cleveland Abbe (1838 - 1916)
  Walter Abbe (1841 - 1924)*
  William Colgate Abbe (1843 - 1879)*
  Charles Colgate Abbe (1849 - 1917)*
  Robert Waldo Abbe (1851 - 1928)*
  Helen Abbe Howson (1853 - ____)*
  Harriet Colgate Abbe (1855 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rock Creek Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Section M, Lot 292, Range 5
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1
Cleveland Abbe
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
Cleveland Abbe
Added by: Ron Williams
 
Cleveland Abbe
Added by: Ron Williams
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Bettie
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014

- Mary Kidd
 Added: Jun. 12, 2014
~+++ Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. +++~ Amen.
- JD STEPHENS, U.S. NAVY VETERAN
 Added: May. 29, 2014
There are 290 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.2 after 155 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service