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David Harper Abernathy
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Birth: May 7, 1858
Sevier County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1910
Pittsburg
Camp County
Texas, USA

DH Abernathy was a sucessful merchant and businessman who built his retail trade from the 1870s thru the early 1900s. In an 1894 letter to his brother-in-law Jim Preuit and business associate Hub Taylor sent from St, Louis, he said "I don't know when I will start the house....". A year later he built the home now known as "The Abernathy House" on Quitman Street in Pittsburg, Texas. His travels to New York, St Louis and other merchant cities are recorded in the many letters and telegrams to his partners and family. The stress of his financial endeavors took it's toll, and his heart gave way too early, leaving many friends and family behind. Over 1000 people attended his funeral services in 1910. His dear wife Mary Lou Pitts-Abernathy lived another 40 years after his death. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Buckner Abernathy (1811 - 1886)
  Mary Agnes Ketsterson Abernathy (1830 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Lou Pitts Abernathy (1863 - 1950)
 
 Children:
  Lula May Abernathy Luedecke (1881 - 1972)*
  Walter B Abernathy (1883 - 1941)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Abernathy Credille (1836 - 1913)**
  Augustus Cabot Abernathy (1839 - 1864)**
  Henry Clay Abernathy (1840 - 1885)**
  David Harper Abernathy (1858 - 1910)
  Mary Agnes Abernathy Preuit (1864 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Builder of the Abernathy House at 406 Quitman Street, Pittsburg, Texas
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Pittsburg
Camp County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: J H Brown
Originally Created by: Bob Smith
Record added: Feb 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84537530
David Harper Abernathy
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David Harper Abernathy
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David Harper Abernathy
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