The Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau MO May 11, 1927 page 2 Jackson--Joseph F. Abernathy, 82, lifelong citizen of this county, passed away at the home of his son, Charles Abernathy, this morning at 6:30. definite funeral arrangements have not been made, but the services will very likely be held Thursday at the Pleasant Hill church near Fruitland. Mr. Abernathy was born near Oak Ridge. On May 15, 1871, he was married to Miss Frances Robins, who died about 18 years ago. Since that time Mr. Abernathy has made his home with his children, of which three survive; Charles Abernathy, Mrs. Anna Tuschhoff and Miss Nettie Abernathy, all in the county. Surviving also are nine grand-children and many more distant relatives.