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James Joseph Abraham, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1858
Ada
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1921
Grattan
Kent County
Michigan, USA

James J. Abraham, highway commissioner of Grattan township and a prosperous farmer, was born in Ada, Kent county, Mich., July 1, 1858, and is the second of seven children two sons and five daughters born to Patrick and Johanna (Doyle) Abraham, of which six children are living and residents of Kent county, and one daughter, Ann, formerly a teacher in the county, is now the wife of John Byrne, a member of the police force of Grand Rapids. James J. Abraham was meagerly educated in the district schools of Ada township, later attended the Jesuit college at St. Mary’s, Kan., and was fifteen years of age when he was confirmed by Bishop Borgess, of Detroit. He was reared to farming and acquired a practical knowledge of that vocation..Mr. and Mrs. Abraham began their married life in section No. 29, Grattan township, on 120 acres, for which they went considerably in debt, but they have prospered, and have now a most excellently cultivated farm.He was elected commissioner of highways of Grattan township in 1898, and in 1899 was reelected, an indication of his popularity with fellow citizens. Taken from St Patrick Parish 1844-1994 Anniversary Book 
 
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 Parents:
  Patrick Abraham (1825 - 1910)
  Johanna Doyle Abraham (1825 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Winifred C Troy Abraham (1868 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Gertrude Lucille Abraham Myers (1894 - 1949)*
  Patrick J. Abraham (1896 - 1960)*
  John Aloysious Abraham (1898 - 1970)*
  James Joseph Abraham (1899 - 1959)*
  Margaret M Abraham Gahan (1903 - 1966)*
  Winifred M Abraham Ojennes (1906 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary A Abraham Cary (1856 - 1923)*
  James Joseph Abraham (1858 - 1921)
  John M Abraham (1860 - 1935)*
  Jane Gertrude Abraham (1866 - 1883)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Patrick Cemetery
Lowell
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Plot: A-21/22
 
Created by: Kevin Fry
Record added: Jan 05, 2012
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James Joseph Abraham, Sr
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