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John Wesley Abney
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1869
Saline County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1964
Stratford
Garvin County
Oklahoma, USA

JOHN WESLEY ABNEY, born Oct. 13, 1869 in Saline County, Illinois. He died Nov. 30, 1964 at Stratford, Oklahoma. He was known by most as "J.W." but his wife called him "Wes". He was an ordained Missionary Baptist preacher. He held three degrees in the Masons at the Stratford, Oklahoma lodge. He worked as a farmer to support the family and handled revival services and pastored several churches in Oklahoma throughout his life. He also traded properties and did various types of labor after he quit farming. He owned and operated a grocery store in the Prairie Grove Community, west of Stratford, Oklahoma. After the death of their youngest son, Clarence, in WW II, he renamed the church Clarence Chapel. He was active up to a short time before his death. According to Ruth Abney-Spurlock, J.W. had almost no formal education. His wife taught him to read and write. When he was saved, J.W. joined the Missionary Baptist, although his mother was a Primitive Baptist. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse I Abney (1832 - 1910)
  Mary Corder Murphy Abney (1826 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Maud May Maxwell Abney (1878 - 1951)
 
 Children:
  David Ernest Abney (1898 - 1985)*
  Jesse Lee Abney (1900 - 1985)*
  Thomas Isaac Abney (1905 - 1974)*
  Zetta Esther Abney Sizemore (1907 - 1990)*
  Henry Abney (1909 - 1911)*
  Ruth Abney Spurlock (1913 - 2007)*
  Vernon Hall Abney (1915 - 1981)*
  Baby Abney (1920 - 1920)*
  Clarence L Abney (1921 - 1945)*
  Clarence Leon Abney (1921 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eliza Abney Duty (1860 - 1953)*
  Douglas Abney (1867 - 1867)*
  John Wesley Abney (1869 - 1964)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Abney Cemetery
Garvin County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Braden Turner
Record added: May 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37426777
John Wesley Abney
Added by: Sue Abney
 
John Wesley Abney
Added by: Braden Turner
 
John Wesley Abney
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Love you, Grandpa, RIP
- Leo and Sue Abney
 Added: Jul. 29, 2012

- wvy
 Added: Sep. 23, 2009
 
 
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