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Emma Gilmer Abbey
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1858
El Dorado County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1940
Tulare County
California, USA

Aged Native Daughter buried in Porterville

PORTERVILLE (Tulare Co.), April 12 Private funeral rites were held this morning in the Loyd-Frietzsche Chapel for Mrs. Emma Gilmer Abbey, 82, with Rev. J. A. Milligan of the First Congregational Church officiating. Mrs. Abbey died yesterday in the family home, following a long illness.

Mrs. Abbey, a daughter of Rufus Gilmer who came to California during the gold rush, was born at what is now Placerville, then Hangtown, August 11, 1858, and was 1 year old when the Gilmer family moved to Tulare County and settled near Farmersville. She was married on July 14, 1881, to Arthur A. Abbey, early day livestock man of this district and one of the first to make commercial orange plantings here.

Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Abbey, of whom three now are living. They are Mrs. Rosalind Mast, Columbus, Ohio; and Lawrence and Hester Abbey of this city.

~ The Fresno Bee Republican, Fri., 12 Apr 1940, pg. 4-B
Buried with great-grandson, Bruce Brownell 
Family links: 
Rufus Gilmer (1824 - 1921)
  Arthur Abel Abbey (1842 - 1911)
  Child Abbey (____ - 1904)*
  Ernest Abbey (1884 - 1893)*
  Rosalind Abbey Mast (1887 - 1973)*
  Lawrence E Abbey (1890 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Emma Abbey
1859 - 1940
Porterville Cemetery
Tulare County
California, USA
Plot: B-129-2
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Jan 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33089025
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