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Col William Ralph Abercrombie
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1857
Fort Ripley
Crow Wing County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1943
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Col. Abercrombie served for 33 years in the US Army. He fought in two Indian Wars, then served in the Western United States, including the Territory of Alaska, and also in the Philippine Islands. In 1889, Colonel Abercrombie commanded the Copper River Exploration Expedition operating from Port Valdez, Alaska. He discovered and located an all-American route from Port Valdez to the Tanana River, and was appointed Chief Engineer of the Department of Alaska and the Construction Chief Engineer of the trans-Alaskan military road. In 1908, he again saw service in the Philippine Islands. He was then Commanding Officer of Ft Reno in Oklahoma and later at Ft George Wright in Washington. He retired in 1910. Mt Abercrombie in Stevens County, Washington and Fort Abercrombie, in Kodiak, Alaska are named for him.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Joseph Abercrombie (1798 - 1877)
  Mary Engle Patterson Abercrombie (1818 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Lillian Harriet Kimball Abercrombie (1867 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sara "Sallie" Iowa Abercrombie Goodman (1842 - 1935)*
  John Joseph Abercrombie (1845 - 1919)*
  William Ralph Abercrombie (1857 - 1943)
  Ida Abercrombie Newlin (1860 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
Created by: pensjonert
Record added: Oct 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78604592
Col William Ralph Abercrombie
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 Added: May. 7, 2012
 
 
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