From the book published in 1916 "Abbe -Abbey Genealogy In Memory of John Abbe and his Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe and Joseph Genung Nichols
WALTER ABBE, son of George Waldo and Charlotte (Colgate) Abbe,born in New York City, June 20, 1841. Resided in Brooklyn, N. Y., until 1910, now in Windham, Conn.
He attended private schools when young, then the public grammar schools of New York City until 1856, and the Free Academy of New York City until 1862. He enlisted in 1862 in the New York State Militia, 37th Regiment, and was stationed in Baltimore. Until 1892 he was employed by the Atlantic White Lead Works, where he improved its methods and output until it was absorbed by the National White Lead Company. Of late years he has been employed in the office of Howson and Howson, patent solicitors and attorneys in New York City.
Married in New York City, January 27, 1881, IDA BEULAH PATTEN.
Charlotte F. Abbe, b. Jan. 24, 1882
Alfred P. Abbe, b. March 30, 1883
Walter Abbe, jr., b. Dec. 16, 1884.
Elizabeth K. Abbe, b. June 25, 1888
Harriet Colgate Abbe, b. March 7, 1890.
Ida Beulah Patton Abbe
1849–1926 (m. 1881)
1841 – 1924
IDA B. PATTON
1849 – 1926
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