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Abraham Umbenhower
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1843
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1907
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Mary Elizabeth Ladd. Son of John J. Umbenhower and Melinda Jane Walter


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, December 19, 1907


Abraham Umbenhower was born in Champaign county, Ill., July 6, 1843, and died at his home in northeast Chariton, Dec. 12, 1907, at the age of 64 years, 5 months and 6 days, after a three days illness with paralysis.

He came with his parents to Iowa when he was but three years of age and settled on a farm near Columbia, where he grew to manhood. In August, 1862, when but 19 years of age, he responded to his country's call and enlisted in the Co. D 36th Infantry, serving faithfully until the close of the war.

He was married Nov. 29, 1866 to Mary Ladd. To this union were born eleven children, three of whom preceded him to the better land. The living children are: Mrs. Sarepta Umbenhower of Columbia, Mrs. Della Bingaman, Mrs. Susan Barger, William, Otis, John, Edgar and Edna of this county.

About fourteen years ago, he united with the Coal Glen Methodist church, of which he was a loyal member at the time of his death. He was a kind husband, a loving father and a good neighbor.

About a month ago he purchased the Carl Abrahamson cottage, and with his good wife, moved to Chariton to spend their declining years. Monday morning at nine o'clock, he was stricken with paralysis, from which he never regained consciousness.

He leaves a wife, three brothers, seven sisters, four sons and four daughters, besides a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn his departure.

Short services, conducted by Rev. Nathan Evans of the M. E. church, were held from the home Sunday morning, after which the remains were taken to Pleasant township, where largely attended funeral services were held at 11 o'clock at Coal Glen church, conducted by Rev. Smith. The remains were laid to rest in the Coal Glen cemetery.

Obituary courtesy of Charles M. Wright
Family links: 
  John J. Umbenhower (1817 - 1874)
  Melinda Jane Walter Umbenhower (1820 - 1894)
  Mary Elizabeth Ladd Umbenhower (1849 - 1921)*
  Sarepta Jane Umbenhower Umbenhower (1867 - 1934)*
  Adella Melinda Umbenhower Bingaman (1869 - 1914)*
  Susan R. Umbenhower Holliday (1871 - 1962)*
  Charles Allen Umbenhower (1874 - 1891)*
  William Joseph Umbenhower (1876 - 1923)*
  Lemon Umbenhower (1879 - 1879)*
  James Otis Umbenhower (1880 - 1945)*
  John Henry Umbenhower (1883 - 1955)*
  Edgar Abraham Umbenhower (1885 - 1967)*
  Harvey Umbenhower (1890 - 1890)*
  Edna Ruth Umbenhower Zinn (1893 - 1967)*
  Serena Umbenhower David (1842 - 1925)*
  Abraham Umbenhower (1843 - 1907)
  Isaac Umbenhower (1845 - 1916)*
  Anna M Umbenhower Wicks (1856 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Coal Glen Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 7 Grave 9
Created by: Skip
Record added: May 27, 2009
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