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 Curtis Godfrey Abbott

Curtis Godfrey Abbott

Miami County, Ohio, USA
Death 30 Jun 1901 (aged 77)
Wapinitia, Wasco County, Oregon, USA
Burial Maupin, Wasco County, Oregon, USA
Plot Block 14, Lot 4, Grave 3
Memorial ID 33175234 · View Source
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Obituary from the Dufur Dispatch, July 1901:

C J Abbott died at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Foreman, at Wapinitia, Last Sunday night, at the age of 76. Mr. Abbott was born in Miami County, Ohio, and at an early day he crossed the plains to California. Coming from there to Oregon he settled at Wapinitia, where he has resided ever since. He was a kind hearted man, a good citizen and held in high esteem by a large circle of friends, which extended to all parts of the county. The Deceased leaves three daughters and two sons - J. P. and J.C. Abbott, Mrs. B.S. Foreman and Mrs. Samuel Brown, who all reside at Wapinitia and were at his bedside at the time of his death, and Mrs. C. J. Washburn, of Ohio - Dufur Dispatch, 7/1901

Corrections to Obituary: Mrs C J Washburn would be Sarah Abbott Washburn, who lived in Indiana; age at death would be 77 if born in 1824 and died in 1901.

Catherine Dils and Curtis G. Abbott were married in Miami, Ohio in 8/29/1847. After the birth of their first child Eliza in 1848 they moved to Indiana, settling in St. Joseph County. They had 4 more children Joseph, who married Mary Zoe Delore, Sarah who married Cassius Washburn, James who married Clara Pegg and Mary who married Sam Brown.

Curtis left Indiana in 1857 or 1858 for California and after some mining, raised hogs in Humboldt County (source was a note from another granddaughter). He later brought the first sheep to Oregon and Prineville and was one of the earliest settlers on the flat (source a picture and note from grandson. In 1876 his son Joseph Abbott moved to Oregon, his brother James followed the next year 1877. His wife Catharine and daughters Eliza and Mary came in 1884. No known record if Curtis and Catharine ever divorced after so many years being separated. They are buried next to each other at Kelly Cemetery in Oregon.

Family history states -The Abbott's crossed the plains in an Immigrant Train by Railroad arriving in The Dalles, Oregon in April of 1884. They got Emigrant tickets and could cook in these cars as they were equipped with stoves. Coming at this time was Eliza Abbot who married Benjamin Forman and her sister Mary Abbot, who later married Sam Brown and their mother Catharine Abbot. Their brother Joseph had been in this Country and went back to escort them from Elkhart, Indiana. Others that came at the same time believed to be related to the Abbott's were the Christian Confer family. Sarah remained in Indiana with her family.

Curtis was a very prominent man and was one of the leading stock breeders in Oregon. He was known as a liberal, enterprising and good man.

Family stories state he buried much of his wealth in Oregon.

Abbott, Curtes G. M 1847 Marr WPA Dilts, Catherine Mi (Miami)
Marriage Source: Online Ohio record

1900 United States Federal Census (6/12/1900)
Name: Curtis G Abbott
Home in 1900: Oak Grove, Wasco, Oregon
Age: 76
Birth Date: Mar 1824
Birthplace: Ohio
Relationship to head-of-house:Father-in-Law (of Ben Forman)
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Marital Status: Widowed
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin L Foreman 44 (Benjamin Forman
Eliza Foreman 52 (Eliza Abbott Forman)
William L C Foreman 9 (William Formna)
Curtis G Abbott 76

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: G. Curtis Abbott
Home in 1880: Oak Grove, Wasco, Oregon
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: Vermont
Mother's birthplace: Kentucky
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Household Members: Name Age
G. Curtis Abbott 48 (Curtis Godfrey Abbott)
C. Joel Abbott 30 (Joseph Joel Abbott)
P. James Abbott 28 (James Pierce Abbott)

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Curtis G Abbott
Birth Year: abt 1820
Age in 1870: 50
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1870: East of Dechutes River, Wasco, Oregon
Household Members: Name Age
Curtis G Abbott 50

1860 Oregon Census, 1841-90
Name: G. H. Abbott
State: OR
County: Wasco County
Township: Tiah Precinct
Year: 1860
Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Page: 611

1850 United States Federal Census
Name:Curtis Abbot Age:26
Estimated birth year:abt 1824
Birth Place:Ohio
Home in 1850 :Penn, St Joseph, Indiana
Family Household Members: Name Age

Curtis Abbott 26
Catharine Abbott 25
Elisa J Abbott 2
Joel C Abbott 1 (Joseph/Joel Abbott)

The following Notes from original findagrave contributor who requested the following 2 NOTES remain on the memorial:

NOTE 1:His birthdate was given as March 1824 on the 1900 census, but his calculated birthdate (from age at death according to cemetery records) is 24 April 1824.

NOTE 2:Since Curtis was buried 02 July 1901 (according to Kelly Cemetery burial records), if his obituary from "July 1901" stated that he died "last Sunday night" in Wapinitia, that would make his death date 30 June 1901, two days before his burial in Kelly Cemetery. kmh.

The following Note 3 from Barbara A in CA, Great Granddaughter and current Manager.

Note 3: Death Date in Question
Family members that still live in Oregon state his death date to be June 29,1901. Others believe the date to be June 30, 1901. The attached appears to be a funeral record with death date of 6/30/1901. Exact date still a mystery. BJA

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Gravesite Details Burial 02 July 1901; age at death 77 years, 3 mos, 6 days (information from cemetery records)

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  • Maintained by: Barbara A. in CA
  • Originally Created by: KHaining
  • Added: 23 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33175234
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Curtis Godfrey Abbott (Mar 1824–30 Jun 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33175234, citing Kelly Cemetery, Maupin, Wasco County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Barbara A. in CA (contributor 47024710) .