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Cleveland Abbe
Birth: Dec. 3, 1838
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1916
Chevy Chase
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

Scientist. A native of New York City, New York, he studied and taught mathematics and astronomy at the Free Academy in New York, the University of Michigan, Cambridge Massachusetts, and at Pulkova, Russia. In 1868 he was named director of the Cincinnati Observatory in Ohio. While there he developed a system of telegraphic weather reports, daily weather maps and weather forecasts. At his urging Cincinnati became the meteorological observation headquarters for the United States. His project was so successful that in 1870, the United States Congress established what is now known as the National Weather Service. He was chosen as the chief meteorologist of the new bureau. "Old Probabilities" as he was nicknamed, developed a system that led to higher efficiency in weather forecasting. Under his leadership international cooperation between nations was soon developed to help provide more accurate data in regards to the weather. He died at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
Family links: 
  George Waldo Abbe (1811 - 1879)
  Charlotte Colgate Abbe (1817 - 1885)
  Frances Martha Neal Abbe (1844 - 1908)
  Margaret Augusta Percival Abbe (1865 - 1936)
  Max Crigger Varney (1910 - 1953)*
  Timothy Scott Stanton (1958 - 2014)*
  Cleveland Abbe (1872 - 1934)*
  Truman Abbe (1873 - 1955)*
  William Abbe (1877 - 1928)*
  Max Crigger Varney (1910 - 1953)*
  Max Crigger Varney (1910 - 1953)*
  Cleveland Abbe (1838 - 1916)
  Walter Abbe (1841 - 1924)*
  William Colgate Abbe (1843 - 1879)*
  Charles Colgate Abbe (1849 - 1917)*
  Robert Abbe (1851 - 1928)*
  Helen Abbe Howson (1853 - 1925)*
  Harriet Colgate Abbe (1855 - 1938)*
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Cedar Grove Cemetery
Nelson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section M, Lot 292, Range 5
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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