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W Thomas Abrams
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1870
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1921
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA

DECATUR REVIEW 12/5/1921

THOMAS W. ABRAMS DIED AT 9:55 OCLOCK MONDAY MORNING AT THE FAMILY RESIDENCE, 546 W WILLIAM STREET. HE WAS FIFTY TWO YEARS OLD. HIS DEATH WAS CAUSED BY INCAEPHALITIS OR SLEEPING SICKNESS. MR. ABRAMS SUFFERED THE FIRST ATTACK OF THE DISEASE ABUT TWO YEARS AGO. HE RECOVERED SUFFICIENTLY TO BE UP AND AROUND BUT NEVER REGAINED HIS STRENGTH AND HAD BEEN CONFINED TO HIS BED FOR SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE HIS DEATH.
THOMAS W ABRAMS WAS WELL KNOWN IN GRAIN CIRCLES, IN WHICH HE WAS ENGAGED FOR MANY YEARS. HE WAS BORN IN DOUGLAS COUNTY NEAR TUSCOLA, APRIL 20, 1869. HE AND MISS LUCY ANN COLLINS OF GARRETT WERE MARRIED IN OCTOBER 1896. IN HIS EARLY LIFE HE TAUGHT SCHOOL AT GARRETT AND AT TUSCOLA. LATER HE ENGAGED IN THE GRAIN BUSINESS AT FICKLIN, TUSCOLA AND BETHANY. HE WAS AT BETHANY FOR ONE YEAR.
THE FAMILY MOVED TO DECATUR FOUR YEARS AGO. HIS HOME HAD BEEN IN TUSCOLA FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND HE HAS MANY FRIENDS THERE. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH IN DECATUR. JUST BEFORE HE BECAME ILL HE TOOK HIS SECOND DEGREE IN MASONRY IN THE BETHANY LODGE BUT WAS NEVER ABLE TO FINISH HIS DEGREES.
MR. ABRAMS IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE AND THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: CECIL F, WELBY, EUGENE AND MISS MARY MARTHA ABRAMS, ALL OF DECATUR. HE ALSO LEAVES A SISTER, MRS. ROBERT ARMSTRONG OF CHAMPAIGN AND TWO BROTHERS, CLEM ABRAMS OF BUFFALO, N. Y AND BRUCE ABRAMS OF OTTUMWA, IOWA. 
 
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 Parents:
  Gilbert N. Abrams (1836 - 1894)
  Elizabeth Abrams (____ - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucy Ann Collins Abrams (1877 - 1954)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Martha Abrams*
  Cecil Fisk Abrams (1898 - 1982)*
  Welby E Abrams (1901 - 1968)*
  Eugene Collins Abrams (1907 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clem B Abrams (1866 - 1938)*
  W Thomas Abrams (1870 - 1921)
  Gilbert Bruce Abrams (1876 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairlawn Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: janet donner
Originally Created by: kpet
Record added: Jan 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64769430
W Thomas Abrams
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W Thomas Abrams
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W Thomas Abrams
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 Added: Oct. 24, 2015
 
 
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