Benjamin Franklin Abrams

Benjamin Franklin Abrams

Wantagh, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 27 Jul 1956 (aged 83)
Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial Great River, Suffolk County, New York, USA
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Son of August Ferdinand Abraham and Anna Katherine Von Essen, husband of Jayne "Jennie" Saunders, daughter of Charles Jayne Saunders and Mary E. Albin, whom he married on February 26, 1896 in Great River, NY, and father of Chester B. and Harry Burton Abrams.

In 1880, Benjamin Abraham, aged 7, was living in Queens, NY, in the home of his parents, August Abraham, aged 54, and Anna Abraham, aged 44, with siblings, Louisa, 18, Emma, 12, Theodore, 9, and Lizzie Abraham, aged 5. His father, August, was shown to be a farmer.

In 1915, Benjamin F. Abrams, aged 42, was living in Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY, with his wife, Jennie E. Abrams, aged 38, and sons Chester B. Abrams, aged 17, and Harry B. Abrams, aged 9. Also living in the household was Alice C. Wilson, aged 26. Benjamin was shown to be a blacksmith.

In 1930, Benjamin F. Abrams, aged 57, was living on Main Street, Huntington, NY with his wife, Jayne Abrams, aged 53. Benjamin was shown to be an automobile dealer.

In 1940, Benjamin F. Abrams, aged 67, was living in Huntington, NY, with his wife, Jayne E. Abrams, aged 63. Benjamin was shown to be an automobile dealer.

Obituary - Benjamin F. Abrams, one of the older business men of Huntington, died Friday at his home on Myrtle Avenue, at the age of 83 years. For many years he had the agency in this area with either the Buick or the Pontiac automobile - the last 21 years the latter.

He was born in Wantagh, March 2, 1873, the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Abrams. He started to work when young watching cows on the old Hempstead Plains after he became eight years old.

He then learned the blacksmith and wheelwrighting trade and when only 22 years of age owned his own business, continuing in one line or the other until his death, with the exception of about two years when he was a travelling salesman for the Broderick Supply Co., which dealt in blacksmith supplies.

When that concern went out of business, Mr. Abrams bought a shop from Henry Zunner of Hicksville, which he built up a large employing from ten to 14 men buying market trucks and pair in addition to the blacksmith and wheelwright work.

However, bad luck struck in 1909, one night in early February when his large establishment burned down. The building near the railroad tracks and was generally thought that a spark from a passing locomotive caused the fire.

Mr. Abrams rebuilt his establishment and gradually worked to the automobile business. He later purchased the Buick in Huntington from the agent, Charles W. Raynor, and moved his family to Huntington where they lived for years.

He was the Buick agent for years, later taking over the Pontiac Agency, for some in Smithtown and more recently on Jericho Turnpike, Commack.

He was a member of Jeptha Lodge of Masons of Huntington in which he was raised on June 8, 1912, when the late Frank Willets was Master. Later Mr. Abrams became a life member of the organization. He was also former member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Surviving are two sons, Chester of Huntington and Harry Abrams of Richmond, Va., two grandsons, and two great-grandsons.

Masonic services were held on Sunday evening at 8 o'clock at the Jacobsen's Funeral Home, New York Avenue, Huntington Station, with regular services the following afternoon at the same place at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Joseph P. Geary, pastor of the Centerport Methodist Church, officiating, as substitute for the Rev. Eugene C. Fowler, pastor of the Huntington Methodist Church.

Interment was in the Emanuel Cemetery, Great River, connected with the chapel which meant so much to Mr. Abrams and his wife, for it was in that church that they were married on May 26, 1896 by the Rev. Gilbert Tillston, a cousin of Mrs. Abrams stepfather, who was then pastor of the Simpson Methodist Church at Amityville. Mr. and Mrs. Abrams marriage was the first one performed in it.

In lieu of flowers for the funeral the family requested that a contribution to the Cancer Fund be given.

(U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 for Benjamin F Abrams ;Benjamin F Abrams in the New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, Certificate Number:
3799; 1915 New York State Census; 1880, 1930, 1940 US Federal Census; The Long-Islander., August 02, 1956, Page 4; The Long-Islander., August 16, 1956, Page 19; Benjamin F Abrams in the New York, Death Index, 1880-1956, Certificate Number: 48663)

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