|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1877|
|Death: ||May 10, 1959|
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Arthur ABRAHAM was born at home, on the ABRAHAM cattle ranch, in the Elkhorn River Valley about five miles northeast of Valley, Douglas County, Nebraska. His parents were John McCue and Catharine (née BARTLETT) ABRAHAM. Arthur was the sixth of seven children born to John and Catharine. His siblings were: Lot, Margaret, James, Charles, John, and Roy.
Arthur was known as the family workaholic because he was always busy working on whatever needed to be done. When he was quite young, he accidentally amputated his thumb and forefinger on his right hand while trying to operate a hand-held corn sheller (this is why he was listed on some censuses as maimed). Despite the lost, he always figured out ways to manage to do things by using his right hand as well as his left. He was exceptionally proud of the fact he had learned to write as well as anyone by placing the ink pen between his third and fourth fingers of his right hand.
His first marriage was to Elizabeth Catherine "Bessie" MANSFIELD during 1906. On January 2, 1907, Bessie gave birth their son, Russell M. ABRAHAM. Following the baby's birth, Bessie became ill with pneumonia and died on February 5, 1907. She was buried at the Elk City Cemetery in Elk City, Douglas County, Nebraska.
About 1908, Arthur and Rosalind "Rose" married. Two children were born to them: a daughter, Bernice, and a son, Arthur Ward ABRAHAM. They lived and farmed on the ABRAHAM family ranch which had been founded by Arthur's father, John. Upon John's death in 1913, each of his five children (Margaret, James, Charles, Arthur, and Roy) inherited eighty acres of the four hundred acres of the rich Elkhorn River Valley which comprised the ranch (Note: Two of John and Catharine's children, Lot and John, had died during 1902 and 1882 respectively.). Arthur, along with his family, was the only one of John and Catharine's children to remain on the land he inherited until his death.
Arthur was a very thoughtful person and was always there to help when needed.
Newspaper Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha Nebraska), Monday, May 11, 1959, page 16:
Deaths and Funerals
ABRAHAM - Arthur, age 81, Valley, Nebraska. Survived by wife, Rosalind; sons: Russell, South Gate, California; and Ward, Valley, Nebraska; daughter, Mrs. William C. [Bernice] BRYANT, Bennington, Nebraska; brother, Roy ABRAHAM, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Funeral Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Baptist Presbyterian Church, Valley, Nebraska. Interment Elk City Cemetery. Inquiries may be made to the Swanson Funeral Home, Valley, Nebraska.
John McCue ABRAHAM (1840 - 1913)
Catharine Margaret BARTLETT ABRAHAM (1842 - 1901)
Elizabeth Catherine MANSFIELD ABRAHAM (1887 - 1907)
Rosalind B. ABRAHAM (1886 - 1971)*
Arthur Ward ABRAHAM (1915 - 1966)*
1877 - 1959
Elk City Cemetery
Created by: L. Abraham
Record added: Aug 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75155562
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In remembrance of my granduncle Arthur ABRAHAM.|
Added: Aug. 14, 2012