|Birth: ||Jul. 8, 1841|
|Death: ||Sep. 15, 1914|
J. P. Abell Dead
James P. Abell, a well-known resident of Merced county, died suddenly at his home at Livingston last Tuesday morning from heart trouble. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, aged 73 years, 2 months and 7 days.
He came to California in 1891, and after a residence of five years in Bakersfield came to Merced and engaged in the lumber business. Eight years ago he moved to Livingston and engaged in fruit raising and for a time was manager of the Livingston branch of the Merced Lumber Company.
He was an upright and honorable man, and many friends will regret his passing.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. Nancy Abell, and three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Landram of Merced, Mrs. Ella Taylor of Fortville, Indiana and Mrs. Clara Keesling of Castleton, Indiana.
He also leaves a brother, P. E. Abell, of Merced. The funeral will be held in this city Sunday upon arrival of his daughters from Indiana.
~ Merced Express, Sat., 19 Sep 1914
James P. Abel, white, married, farmer, was born on 8 Jul 1841 in Pennsylvania and died on 15 Sep 1914 at 6 a.m. in Livingston, the cause being internal hemorrhage; contributory: Arterio Sclerosis. His parents are Emmaline Murch, b, KY and Harmon Abell, b. IL. His length of residence at his place of death was 9 yrs, 10 mos; in CA, 23 yrs, 7 mths. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery, Merced, on 20 Sep 1914. The informant was F. H. Landram, Merced
~ California Death Certificate, Merced Co., Bk 3, Pg 49
1880 Census, Noblesville, Hamilton, IN:
James P. Abell, 39, carpenter, b PA, fthr NY, mthr KY.
Nancy, wife, 35, keeping house, b IN, parents KY.
Clara, dtr, 12, b IN.
Ella, dtr, 11, b IN.
Grace, dtr, b May 1880, IN.
Emeline Kidwell, mthr, 61, wd, keeping house, b KY, parents NY.
1900 Census, Twp. 2 , Merced, CA:
James C. Abell, 58, b Jul 1841 (PA), m 33 yrs, carpenter, parents b PA.
Nancy, wife, 33, Feb 1845 (IN), 3 born/liv, parents b KY.
1910 Census, Cressey, Merced, CA:
James P. Abell, 69, m 43 yrs, lumber yard salesman, b PA, parents Germany.
Nance, wife, 65, 3 born/liv, b IN, parents PA.
Harmon Abell (1814 - 1850)
Emeline Eliza (Murch) Abell Kidwell (1818 - 1887)
Nancy McKenzie Abell (1845 - 1927)*
Clara Ellaura Abell Kesselring (1867 - 1950)*
Emma Louella Abell Taylor (1868 - 1927)*
Grace Henrietta Abell Landram (1880 - 1964)*
James P Abell (1841 - 1914)
Perry Eugene Abell (1843 - 1915)*
Lucy Malvina Abell Klepfer (1845 - 1905)*
Emeline Elizabeth Abell McCashland (1847 - 1908)*
George A. Kidwell (1857 - 1858)**
G.A.R. 1861 - 1866
Merced Cemetery District
Plot: Masonic Section, Abell Plot
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Jul 28, 2008
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