Margaret Augusta <I>Percival</I> Abbe

Margaret Augusta Percival Abbe

Saint George Basseterre, Saint Kitts And Nevis
Death 7 Jan 1936 (aged 70)
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Section M, Lot 292, Range 3
Memorial ID 15848059 View Source
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Age: 70 yrs.

Interred: 10 Jan 1936

D/O William Halman George Percival and Ellen Martenborough (Wattley) Percival
2nd W/O Cleveland Abbe, Sr. (3 Dec 1838-28 Oct 1916), Founder of U.S. National Weather Bureau; m 12 Apr 1909, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

In his memoir of his father - "Professor Abbe ...and the Isobars / The Story of Cleveland Abbe / America's First Weatherman", Truman Abbe describes his stepmother Margaret as much younger than his father Cleveland but devoted to Cleveland's happiness in his declining years. Truman credits Margaret with insisting that the bulk of Cleveland's estate be divided among his sons rather than going to her.

Listed in entry 739 (Cleveland Abbe) of "Abbe-Abbey Genealogy: In Memory of John Abbe and His Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe and Josephine Genung Nichols, 1916.

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DECEMBER 3, 1838
OCTOBER 28, 1916

NOVEMBER 7, 1865
JANUARY 7, 1936

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Augusta Percival Abbe (7 Nov 1865–7 Jan 1936), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15848059, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Earl Abbe (contributor 46843447) .