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 Joseph Cornelius “Joel” Abbott

Joseph Cornelius “Joel” Abbott

St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Death 18 Nov 1918 (aged 69)
The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon, USA
Burial Maupin, Wasco County, Oregon, USA
Plot Block 14, Lot 4, Grave 4
Memorial ID 33175254 · View Source
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Joel Abbott Dies—Joel Curtis Abbott , 69 years old, a wealthy rancher or Hood River and Wasco Counties died last night at the Dalles Hospital following an inflammation of the bladder. For many years he was a resident of Wapinitia and of late has lived at Hood River. Besides his widow Mrs. Mary Abbott, he leaves several children. A son Curtis Abbott is in the Army; a daughter a Mrs. S Phelps resides at Hood River; and a son Rufus who lives at Wapinitia. J.P. Abbott is a brother. The body was taken this afternoon to Wapinitia for funeral and burial services.

Source: The Dalles "Daily of November 20th"
posted 11/21/1918

J.C. Abbott Dead
The funeral of Joseph Abbott of Hood River who died at The Dalles hospital Monday was held at the Kelly cemetery here Wednesday, Rev. Geo. Chapman conducting the services. The remains were laid beside his father Mr. Abbott. Mr. Abbott was an old time pioneer of this country.
Joel Cornelius Abbott was born in St. Joseph County, Indiana in 1849 coming to Oregon in 1876, and died November 18, 1918 at the age of 69 years, four months. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, three sons, Rufus and Henry of Hood River, and Joel Curtis of the 69th artillery somewhere in France, and two daughters, Mrs. Ed Phelps of Hood River and Mrs. Earl Thomas of Portland, also one brother, James P. Abbott of this place and three sisters, Mrs. J.S. Brown and Mrs. B. L. Foreman of this place and Mrs. Washburn of Indiana. He also leaves six grandchildren. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Source: Maupin 11/22/1918

Joseph (Joel) Cornelius Abbott was born in Penn, St. Joseph County, Indiana on July 19, 1849 to Curtis Godfrey and Catherine (Dils) Abbott. His father, Curtis, started out west and ended up in Oak Grove, Wasco County, Oregon where Joel would fallow in 1876. They would have a large scale sheep ranch that would keep them all busy.
In 1881 Joseph bought a home stead from Augustin Delore, four years later he would follow the Delore Family to Suplee, Crook County, Oregon where he would marry Augustin daughter, Mary, on April 22, 1885 in Crook County, Oregon. The land he chose to settle down on would have a natural hot springs on it. They would build a home and Joel would be the first post master for Suplee. The family would live here and have four children before they moved back to Hood River and Wasco, county, Oregon. They would have three more children, twin boys and a daughter Mary who would die as infants. The youngest son Henry would be born in Hood River 1911. Just seven years later Joel would pass away, death certificate says from Carcinoma (Cancer) of the bladder. The first time the doctor sees Joel in The Dalles Hospital is on November 13th and just five days later he would be gone. With no autopsy down could this have been a bladder infection which could have been cured with antibiotics ten years later with the invention of penicillin. Perhaps he was a smoker, but he was gone at the age of 69. He is buried in the Kelly cemetery in the family plot next to his mother and father. He would leave behind his wife, Mary, and five children; Minnie Phelps, Curtis Abbott, Rufus, Abbott, Frances Thomas ( Martin), and Henry Abbott.

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Joel C Abbott
Age in 1910: 60
Estimated Birth Year: 1850
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Spouse's Name: Mary Abbott
Home in 1910: South Hood River, Hood River, Oregon
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
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Household Members: Name Age
Joel C Abbott 60
Mary Abbott 36
Joel C Abbott Jr. 19
Rubus Abbott 17
Francis Abbott 14

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: South Hood River, Hood River, Oregon; Roll: T624_1278; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0088; Image: 624; FHL Number: 1375291.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: C. Joel Abbott
Home in 1880: Oak Grove, Wasco, Oregon
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Indiana
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
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Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
G. Curtis Abbott 48
C. Joel Abbott 30
P. James Abbott 28

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Oak Grove, Wasco, Oregon; Roll: 1084; Family History Film: 1255084; Page: 279A; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 0551.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Abbott
Birth Year: abt 1849
Age in 1870: 21
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1870: Penn, St Joseph, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
George Redding 46
Mary Redding 45
Delsona Rupple 18
Joseph Abbott 21

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Penn, St Joseph, Indiana; Roll: M593_360; Page: 368B; Image: 282; Family History Library Film: 545859.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Joel C Abbott
Age in 1860: 10
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1860: Penn, St Joseph, Indiana
Gender: Male
Post Office: Mishawaka
Household Members: Name Age
Catharine Abbott 33
Eliza J Abbott 12
Joel C Abbott 10
Sarah Abbott 9
James P Abbott 7
Mary C Abbott 4

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Penn, St Joseph, Indiana; Roll: M653_295; Page: 184; Image: 184; Family History Library Film: 803295.

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Joel C Abbot
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Birth Place: Indiana
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Penn, St Joseph, Indiana
Family Number: 387
Household Members: Name Age
Curtis Abbot 26
Catharine Abbot 25
Elisa J Abbot 2
Joel C Abbot 1

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Penn, St Joseph, Indiana; Roll: M432_171; Page: 125A; Image: 254.

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Gravesite Details Burial Nov 1918; age at death 69 years, 3 mos, 15 days (burial date from Kelly Cem records; death date from OR death index)

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Cornelius “Joel” Abbott (19 Jul 1849–18 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33175254, citing Kelly Cemetery, Maupin, Wasco County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Jean & Jane (contributor 47732693) .