|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1864|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1936|
Son of William Philip Abendroth and Amelia Catherine Cook. Married Alice Gertrude Smith. Father of Charles P. Abendroth (1892-1943), General William Henry Abendroth (1895-1970), Dorothy Gertrude Abendroth (1897-1985), Wesley Merritt Abendroth (1899-1958), and Gladys I. Abendroth (1900-1998).
ABENDROTH TAKEN BY LONG ILLNESS
First Sergeant W. H. Abendroth, 72, Indian fighter and veteran of foreign campaigns, died early Friday morning at a local hospital.
Sergeant Abendroth's death was attributed to heart trouble which was caused by yellow fever contracted in a Cuban campaign.
As instructor of Boise ROTC, in 1919 and 1920, Sergeant Abendroth ended his active military career which commenced when he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1887 at Fort Sherman, Idaho.
Mr. Abendroth was one of the organizers and charter member of the Boise chapter Veterans of Freign Wars. Since 1906, he made his home in Boise when he was not engaged in foreign campaigns.
Sergeant Abendroth saw service in the Sioux Indian wards in the Black Hills and the campaign against the Apache Indians in 1885 and 1886. At this time he was a member of G Troop 4th Cavalry. He served in H Troop 8th Cavalry during the Spanish-American War.
During the Philippine uprising in 1903-4-5 Sergeant Abendroth was with the K troop of the 14th cavalry. He retired from active service in 1911 after spending 30 years as a soldier.
While the World war was being waged he again gave active service in the army as military instructor at the Univeristy of Idaho.
He is survived by his wife Alice Abendroth; three sons, Charles of California, Captain W. H. Jr. of Boise, and Wesley M. of Detroit; and two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Crawford of Salt Lake, and Mrs. Gladys Barbour, also of Boise.
Sergeant Abendroth's body lies at Schreiber and McCann's funeral home. Funeral will be held at an unannounced hour Monday.
Burial 20 Jul 1936.
William Philip Abendroth (1837 - 1901)
Amelia Catherine Cook Abendroth (1841 - 1898)
Alice Amelia Abendroth (____ - 1894)*
William Henry Abendroth (1895 - 1970)*
Wesley M. Abendroth (1899 - 1961)*
Gladys I Abendroth Barbour (1900 - 1998)*
Morris Hill Cemetery
Created by: Lvmerrills
Record added: Mar 20, 2010
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