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John Abraham

  • Birth 30 May 1865 Swansea, Swansea, Wales
  • Death 25 Apr 1948 Byron, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
  • Burial Byron, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
  • Plot Block H Lot 2 Grave 5
  • Memorial ID 31715956

son of Maria Morgan & Griffith Abraham, married Catherine Young


Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. yesterday in the Byron LDS chapel for John Abraham, who passed away at his home on Sunday at the age of 83, following a lingering illness.

The son of Griffith and Maria Abraham he was born in Wales, England, May 30th, 1865. At the age of 4 he came with his parents to the U.S., living in Pennsylvania for a number of years.

The family moved to Southern Utah in 1891 and lived there one year before moving to Rock Springs, Wyo. On June 27th, 1892 he was married to Catherine Young and they continued to live in Rock Springs where he was employed by the Union Pacific Coal Company.

Five children were born to this union, the eldest dying in infancy. In the spring of 1906 Mr. and Mrs. Abraham moved with their four young children to Byron and engaged in farmng, and have made their home there since.

Surviving are his widow, two sons, Griffith and George; two daughters, Mrs. W.G. Stevens and Mrs. Archie Ames, Sr.; two sisters Mrs. Marie King of Kemmerer and Mrs. J.H. Holmes of Salt Lake City, Utah; also fifteen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Relatives who came last week at attend the funral services of John Abraham were Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin Young and Mrs. Marie King of Kemmerer, Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, Mrs. Frank Marocki and Mrs. Claire Overy of Rock Springs, John and Esther Abraham from Cheyenne.

Funeral services for John Abraham were held on Wed. April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Byron Ward chapel conducted by Charles Wolz with Mrs. Bruce Johnson of Lovell playing the organ prelude.

The opening song was "Jesus Lover of My Soul," by the mixed double quartet; invocation was by John Jensen, the quartet then "There is a Green Hill Far Away" Frank Jones gave the obituary and remarks on the life of the deceased. Jack Stevens sang "My Father Knows" with piano accompaniment by Naomi Abraham. The sermon was given by Frank Brown who paid high tribute to Mr. Abraham and his family.

A duet, "Face to Face," by Mrs. Frank Brown and Mrs. Thora Rollins, accompanied by Mrs. Bruce Johnson was followed by remarks by Charles Wolz and a solo, "A Perfect Day" sung by James Johnson of Rock Springs, accompanied by Naomi Abraham. Benediction was by James B. Wasden. Burial was made in the Byron cemetery with the dedication of the grave by Leonard Cowley.

John Abraham, eldest son of Griffith and Maria Morgan Abraham was born May 30, 1865 in Merythr Tidvale Glamorganshire South Wales. His father was a Welch coal miner. When 4 years of age he came with his parents to Pennsylvania, later moved to Ohio and then to southern Utah.

In 1881 the family moved to Rock Springs where the father died a year later leaving the responsibility of the family to John and his brother David.

On June 27, 1892 he was united in marriage to Katherine Young, and to this union 5 children were born, Griffith, George, Grace, Maria and a boy who died in infancy. The family resided at Rock Springs until 1906. In April of that year the family moved to Byron, and he returned to Rock Springs durng the winter months to work in the mines for several years. From 1921 to 1929 Mr. and Mrs. Abraham returned to Rock Springs but have made their home in Byron since that time. After returning to Byron, Jean Willey was taken into their home and added much to their household.

Last year Mr. Abraham was stricken with erysipelas from which he never fully recovered. Before that time he had been very active on his farm.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife and four children, two sisters and several nieces and nephews, 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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  • Added: 25 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31715956
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Abraham (30 May 1865–25 Apr 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31715956, citing Byron Cemetery, Byron, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Cindy C. (contributor 47066494) .