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Joseph Abel
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Birth: 1881, Germany
Death: Jul. 3, 1903
Broadwater County
Montana, USA

Son of John and Mary (Young) Abel.

"Joseph Abel Killed. Brother of Mrs. Philip Laux and Will Abel Meets Accidental Death. Helena, July 2. - Joseph Abel, a Northern Pacific fireman, fell beneath the wheels of the engine on which he was working at 11:10 o'clock, Thursday night at Placer, fifteen miles east of Helena, and received injuries from which he died shortly afterwards. Engineer Forest Bullar was in charge of the engine, which was pulling a west bound freight. As the train neared Placer the engineer told Abel to jump off and throw the switch. The train was moving slowly at the time. It is not known how Abel came to fall beneath the wheels, but it is thought that he slipped. He was dragged a short distance before the train could be brought to a stop. Abel was 21 years of age, was born in Germany and had been a resident of Helena for twelve years. He made his home with a brother living in Helena, Jacob Abel, who resides at 1808 Butte avenue. The funeral will take place from the Cathedral of the Sacred Hearts, probably Monday. Abel had been employed in the Northern Pacific yards for some time. Mr. Abel leaves four sisters and three brothers, all of whom have been notified of the accident. The sisters are: Mrs. John Schaffer, Germany; Mrs. Philip Laux, of Lewistown; Mrs. Jacob Fritz of Helena, and Mrs. John Richards of Spokane. The brothers are Jacob and John Abel, of Helena, residing at 1808 Butte avenue and 1055 Fifth avenue, respectively, and William Abel, of Lewistown. Coroner Arthur P. Yaeger was notified and has announced that an inquest will be held to inquire into the manner of the man's death." Fergus County Argus, Lewistown, Montana, 7/8/1903, page 7.

Herrmann & Co: Jacob and John S. Abel purchased the following: Broad cloth casket and outside box $95.00, preparing body and attendance $25.00, 4 lbs. candles $1.00, moving remains to house $3.00, 6 pair gloves and arm crepe $1.00, single lot at Catholic Cemetery $5.00, opening and closing grave $6.00, hearse Cab Co. $12.00, 5 hacks Cab Co. $20.00, total $168.00.

Moved to Resurrection Cemetery on June 5, 1941, Block St. Jude, Lot 15.
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  John Abel (1836 - 1902)
Old Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery (Defunct)
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA
Plot: Block St. Jude, lot 15
Created by: Dianne & Ron Armstrong
Record added: Jan 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84025493
Joseph Abel
Added by: Dianne & Ron Armstrong
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