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John Abendshien
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1886
Rice County
Kansas, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1912
Ford County
Kansas, USA

Alfred John Abendshien, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Abendshien was born near Chase, Kansas, December 9, 1886, died at Bloom, Kansas, September 3, 1912. He married Miss Pearl M. McClurg, June 14, 1905, to which union were born two sons, Johnnie, aged 4, and baby Wayne, aged 2 months. He leaves a wife and these two little children, besides one sister and one brother to mourn their loss. They have the sympathy of the whole community in their sore bereavement.

He was a member of the Christian church say that he was a good, honest, harmless and inoffensive soul.

The funeral was conducted by the writer at the Christian church and the body was interred in the Turon Cemetery, September 5, 1912. The floral offerings were many being presented by the people of Bloom, Kansas, where the tragedy took place, the art Club of Turon, Missionary Society of Turon, the Ladies of the Christian church, and others.

The church was crowded to its utmost limit and a large procession followed the body to the last resting place. J. W. Hull, Christian Minister.

Hutchinson Gazette .

John Abendshien Stabbed To Death

In an altercation, the subject of which is unknown, Clate Bloom 40 years old, a merchant of Turon stabbed and fatally wounded John Abendshien, 25 years old, a Hutchinson thresher, on the Shelton farm near Bloom, Kansas, in Clark county. Monday afternoon at one o'clock. Despite prompt medical treatment Mr. Abendshien died of his wound early yesterday morning.

According to advices received here, Mr. Abendshien and his threshing crew were preparing to start threshing after dinner Monday afternoon, when Clate Bloom drove up and began talking with Mr. Abendshien. The two men had talked only a few moments before Bloom drew a pocket knife and stabbed Abendstien once in the abdomen, inflicting a deep wound. Bloom's action was s quick and unexpected that Abendshien did not have time to defend himself and the other members of the threshing crew were unable to reach him in time to prevent the stabbing. Relatives of the dead man here are unable to explain any motive for the attack. 
Family links: 
  John Abendshien (1852 - 1905)
  Sarah Abendshien (1854 - 1899)
  Elnora Abendshien Suffecool (1876 - 1908)*
  John Abendshien (1886 - 1912)
  Arthur Abendshien (1890 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Turon Cemetery
Reno County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Mar 01, 2009
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John Abendshien
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John Abendshien
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John Abendshien
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