|Birth: ||May 8, 1882|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1968|
Alfred Herbert Abbee, 85, of 1020 Troy Rd., died at 7:45 PM Monday in St. Joseph's Hospital, Alton, where he had been a patient nine days.
A native of London, England, he came to Edwardsville to live 51 years ago and served as the first alderman from LeClaire addition (Ward 5) when it was annexed to the city.
He was on the City Council five years.
He had retired in 1947 from the old Litchfield-Madison Railroad Co. where he worked as a boiler inspector for 30 years.
Born May 8, 1882, he was a son of Herbert E. and Louise Abbee. He was married Sept. 26, 1903 in St. John's Episcopal Church, London, to Grace Evans. She died Nov. 14, 1955. Besides his wife and parents, two daughters, a brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
Survivors are one son, James of Edwardsville; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Kelly, Plainfield, NJ; one sister Mrs, Ted (Florie) Crocker, London, England and two grandsons, Mark and Chat Kelly of Plainfield, NJ.
He was a member of St. John's Methodist Church, was active in Masonic circles and had served Lodge 99, AF&AM, as worshipful master in 1927; was a past officer of Royal Arch Masons 146 and Chapter 667, Order of the Eastern Star; was a member of Unity Court 21, Order of the Amaranth, and served as president of the Masonic Temple board for several years.
He was also a member of the local Knights of Pythias.
Friends may call at the Weber Funeral Home after 2 PM, Wednesday until 10 AM Thursday, when the body will be taken to the St. John's Methodist Church for 1:30 PM services. The Rev. James Nettleton, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery.
Masonic services will be held at 8 PM Wednesday in the funeral home.
Obituary from The Edwardsville Intelligencer; Tuesday, April 16, 1968:
Grace Evans Abbee (1883 - 1955)*
Dora L Abbee (1911 - 1917)*
James Abbee (1915 - 1977)*
Valley View Cemetery
Created by: Louis Svach
Record added: Sep 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30071028
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