Cleveland Abbe Jr.

Cleveland Abbe Jr.

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 18 Apr 1934 (aged 62)
Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Burial Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Plot Section F, Lot 40
Memorial ID 59349802 View Source
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Age: 62 yrs. 24 dys.

S/O Cleveland Abbe, Sr. & Frances Martha (Neal) Abbe
H/O Frieda Martha (Conradine Auguste) (Dauer) Abbe (10 Nov 1878-15 Apr 1957); m 12 Apr 1903, Wolfenbüttel, Braunschweig, Germany
F/O Ernst Cleveland Abbe, Ph.D. (21 Aug 1905-15 Mar 2000)
F/O Elfriede Martha Abbe (6 Feb 1919-31 Dec 2012)

Dismissed 1 Jun 1918 from the US Weather Bureau for supposed German sympathies.

Obituary, The New York (NY) Times, 20 Apr 1934

Ithaca, N.Y., April 19. – Cleveland Abbe Jr., scientist and editor of scientific publications, died of heart disease yesterday. He was 62 years old. Funeral services will be held at his home here Saturday afternoon, with burial in Lake View Cemetery.

Since 1930, Mr. Abbe was scientific editor of volumes of the George F. Baker Non-Resident Lectureship in Chemistry at Cornell. His career included the editorship of The Monthly Weather Review of the United States Weather Bureau and he had been associate editor of The Scientific American Supplement in New York and of The Engineering and Mining Journal.

He studied at Harvard, John Hopkins, and the Imperial University of Vienna and taught in Western Maryland College and at the City College in New York.

He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Miss Elfriede Martha Abbe, one son, Dr. Ernst Cleveland Abbe of Columbia University, and one brother, Dr. Truman Abbe of Washington, D.C., a physician.

Obituary, The Ithaca [NY] Journal, Thu, 19 Apr 1934, pg. 5:

Heart Shock Proves Fatal To C. Abbe Jr.
Scientific Editor of Volumes of Baker Lectureship in Chemistry Collapses on Campus—Had Long Record as Instructor, Professor
Cleveland Abbe Jr., 62, of 123 Quarry Street, scientific editor of volumes of the George F. Baker non-resident lectureship in chemistry at Cornell since 1930, died at the Tompkins County Memorial Hospital yesterday [18 Apr 1934] afternoon of heart disease.

Mr. Abbe was crossing the campus shortly before 3 o’clock when he collapsed against a tree. Raymond Grant of 129 Waite Avenue, passing by in a car, stopped to aid Mr. Abbe.

Mr. Abbe was born in Washington, D. C., on Mar. 25, 1872. He attended Harvard University, receiving his A.B. degree in 1891, and two years later his A.M. degree from the same university. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins College in 1898. He also studied at the Imperial University at Vienna. On Apr. 12, 1903, he married Frieda Dauer of Brunswick, Germany.

Before going abroad, Mr. Abbe was instructor in physiography at the Corcoran Scientific School at Columbia from 1894 to 1897 and was professor in geology and biology at Western Maryland College from 1898 to 1899.

Served in Weather Bureau

On his return from Europe, he served in the United States Geological survey from 1903 to 1906, and was research observer for the United States Weather Bureau from 1906 to 1934. He edited the monthly Weather Review, served as an assistant in the library of the United States Weather Bureau.

In 1919, Mr. Abbe was associate editor in charge of the Scientific American Supplement in New York City, and later became assistant editor of the Engineering and Mining Journal. He was assistant professor in the College of the City of New York from 1921 to 1935.

He was a member of the American Geological Society.

Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Miss Freida Martha Abbe; one son, Dr. Ernst C. Abbe of Columbia University, and one brother, Dr. Truman Abbe of Washington, D. C.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Apr. 21, at the family home, 123 Quarry Street. The Rev. Leslie T. Pennington, pastor of the Unitarian Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery.

Subject of entry 861 of "Abbe-Abbey Genealogy/In Memory of John Abbe and his Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe & Josephine Genung Nichols, 1916.

861. CLEVELAND⁹ ABBE, JR., son of Cleveland⁸ and Frances Martha (Neal) Abbe, born in Washington, D. C, March 25, 1872; resides in Washington. He was graduated from Harvard College, A.B. (cum laude), 1894; A.M., 1896; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1898. He held scholarships in Harvard and Johns Hopkins, and a fellowship also in the latter; was acting professor of natural sciences at Winthrop Normal and Industrial College, S. C, 1899-1901; studied in Vienna, Paris, and Berlin, 1901-3; was special assistant on the Maryland Geological Survey, 1896-1901, and geologic aid on the United States Geological Survey, 1903-6; entered the United States Weather Bureau, 1906, and has been Assistant or Acting Editor of the Monthly Weather Review, 1908-10, 1914-16; Editor since August 5, 1916.

Has written a number of geographical and climatological papers, and prepared many translations from foreign languages.

Married at Wolfenbüttel, Braunschweig, Germany, April 12, 1903, FRIEDA (Conradine Auguste) DAUER, second child of Conrad and Friederike (Kirchhoff) Dauer of that place, born in Braunschweig, November 10, 1878.

Ernst Cleveland Abbe, b. Washington, D. C, Aug. 21, 1905.

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