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.
1838–1916 (m. 1909)
DECEMBER 3, 1838
OCTOBER 28, 1916
MARGARET PERCIVAL ABBE
NOVEMBER 7, 1865
JANUARY 7, 1936