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Richard Abial Heflin
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1883
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1962
Denver County
Colorado, USA

My Grandpa Dick was b. at home at 424-19th Avenue in Council Bluffs, Pottawatamie, Iowa.

Grandpa joined the Colo. Nat'l Guard and his unit was activated and sent to Europe for 2 years during WW I.

On 20 Nov 1905, he wed his neighbor, Elsie Marie THOMSEN. This union produced a daughter, Mary Ellen, on 24 Dec 1905. She d. the following February.

My dad, Donald C. Heflin, was b. 27 Aug 1908 to this union.
He, later, changed his middle name to Richard.

Grandpa Dick got a job on one of the 8 RRs that we had in town. When he was transferred to Denver, Elsie refused to leave her dad, Peter Christian Thomsen.

He was selling stamps at the Denver P.O. window when he retired. The Postal Superintendant sent him a letter of thanks for his postal services.

He, concurrently, belonged to the Colo. Nat'l Guard for 20 more years gaining a rank of 2nd Sgt.

His middle name, ABIAL, was misspelled on his original Gov't supplied monument, so I had them correct it by making a new one.

He, later, wed #2)Oola Zoa CARTER & then #3)Nelle EICHLEBERG. 
Family links: 
  John Alvin Heflin (1857 - 1950)
  Mary Ellen Colton Heflin (1861 - 1961)
  Elsie Marie Thomsen Miller (1888 - 1955)*
  Nelle Eickelberg Heflin (1885 - 1970)*
  Mary Ellen Heflin (1905 - 1906)*
  Donald C. Heflin (1908 - 1958)*
  Richard Abial Heflin (1883 - 1962)
  Osa Belle Heflin Francis (1892 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Maintained by: Heflin Hunter
Originally Created by: DianaR
Record added: Oct 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30373699
Richard Abial Heflin
Added by: Heflin Hunter
Richard Abial Heflin
Added by: DianaR
Richard Abial Heflin
Added by: DianaR
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Thanks for your service.
- Gale
 Added: May. 9, 2015

- M. Faith Heflin Rumph
 Added: Feb. 13, 2011

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