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Martha Anna Jorgensen Abbe
Birth: Aug. 23, 1912
Bloomfield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1984
Newbury
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA

Age: 72 yrs.

D/O Charles Jorgensen, Sr. (4 Sep 1890-6 Jun 1949) and Martha Elvira (Madsen) Hosmer Jorgensen (Aug 1894-1934)
SD/O Sarah (Williams) Jorgensen Hall
W/O Earl Hatheway Abbe (23 Oct 1905-19 May 1991); m 27 Aug 1932 in South Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
M/O Lois Ann (Abbe) Gallup
M/O Earl Clifton Abbe, II

Last Residence: Newbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire 03255, USA [SSDI]

My mother, Martha Abbe was an intelligent and gregarious woman. She was raised in the Connecticut River valley in simple circumstances, the oldest surviving child of seven. She delivered newspapers and worked in tobacco as an adolescent. After her mother died and her father remarried to a much younger woman Sarah, Martha and Sarah became as sisters. A good student, she maintained a life long friendship with her high school English teacher. Martha deeply regretted that it was not financially possible for her to attend college.

She was known for many years as Princey, a fond name her husband gave her, derived from his description of her as his Danish princess.

Martha was active in the organizations that she joined. In particular she became Worthy Matron of Adelphi Chapter No. 2, OES in Springfield, MA and later District Marshal. She conducted innumerable group dinners to raise money for Adelphi Chapter.

Martha liked friends, a cigarette, a drink, a game of cards and conversation. She also read constantly.

She was devoted to her husband and a loving and concerned parent to my sister and me. It was planned to have a third childóBruce, if a boy. World War II intervened and Bruce was not to be.

Martha died of a cerebral hemorrhage in the summer cottage by Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire that her husband built for our use 34 years before. (bio by: Earl Abbe
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Jorgensen (1890 - 1949)
  Martha Elvira Madsen Jorgensen (1894 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
  Earl Hatheway Abbe (1905 - 1991)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Anna Jorgensen Abbe (1912 - 1984)
  Lois Jorgensen Carlson (1914 - 2012)*
  Charles Jorgensen (1929 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
(Headstone)
MARTHA JORGENSEN ABBE
AUG. 23, 1912
AUG. 25, 1984

(Plot Stone) ABBE
 
Burial:
Grove Cemetery
Windsor Locks
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Earl Abbe
Originally Created by: Marie Bonafonte
Record added: Mar 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13510302
Martha Anna <i>Jorgensen</i> Abbe
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Martha Anna <i>Jorgensen</i> Abbe
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Martha Anna <i>Jorgensen</i> Abbe
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At Christmas your children think of you.
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Dec. 2, 2015
Dear mother, I thank you for passing on the gift of life to me and my children.
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Jul. 2, 2009

- Earl Abbe
 Added: Jul. 1, 2009
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