Dr Truman Abbe

Dr Truman Abbe

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 2 May 1955 (aged 81)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Section M, Lot 292, Range 5
Memorial ID 59388004 View Source
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Age: 81 yrs. 6 mos. 1 dy.

Interred: 5 May 1955

S/O Cleveland Abbe, Sr. & Frances Martha (Neal) Abbe
H/O Ethel Whipple (Brown) Abbe (22 Jan 1879-28 Aug 1964); m 22 Apr 1905, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
F/O Truman Waldo Abbe (10 Jun 1906-12 Jun 1997)
F/O Dr. Petrena (Abbe) Shea (12 Feb 1909-17 Nov 2001)
F/O Gilbert Abbe (29 Mar 1910-5 May 1988)
F/O Margaret (Abbe) Burt (20 Dec 1913-25 Mar 1985)
F/O William Whipple Abbe (29 Sep 1923-17 Dec 2014)

Physician, Author of a memoir of his father - "Professor Abbe ...and the Isobars/The Story of Cleveland Abbe America's First Weatherman" - published posthumously in 1955.

Death Notice, The Washington [DC] Post, 3 May 1955:

Died ABBE, DOCTOR TRUMAN. Suddenly, on Monday, May 2, 1955, at Emergency Hospital.

TRUMAN ABBE, MD., husband of Ethel W. B. Abbe; father of T. Waldo Abbe, Petrena Abbe Shea, Gilbert Abbe, Margaret Abbe Burt and William Whipple Abbe. Services for family only on Wednesday, May t, at 11 a. m. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the cancer fund.

Subject of entry 862 of "Abbe-Abbey Genealogy/In Memory of John Abbe and his Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe & Josephine Genung Nichols, 1916:

862. TRUMAN⁹ ABBE, son of Cleveland⁸ and Frances Martha (Neal) Abbe, born November 1, 1873, in Washington, D. C; resides in that city. He was graduated from Harvard College, A.B. (magna cum laude), 1895; M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, 1899; began the practice of medicine in Washington in 1902; made a special study of the application of radium to medicine and won a silver medal for his exhibit thereof at the Jamestown Exposition. Instructor in Clinical Surgery at George Washington University Medical School; Associate Gynecologist at Columbia Hospital. He has published numerous articles in medical journals, and reference books on surgical topics.

Married in Providence, R. I., April 22, 1905, ETHEL W. BROWN, daughter of Reginald Channing and Maria Rhodes (Field) Brown. She was born in Providence, R. I., January 22, 1879.

Children, born in Washington
Truman Waldo Abbe, b. June 10, 1906.
Petrena Abbe, b. Feb. 12, 1909.
Gilbert Abbe, b. March 29, 1910.
Margaret Abbe, b. Dec. 20, 1913.

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1873 – 1955

(plot marker obverse)
DECEMBER 3, 1838
OCTOBER 28, 1916

NOVEMBER 7, 1865
JANUARY 7, 1836

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  • Created by: Earl Abbe
  • Added: 29 Sep 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 59388004
  • Earl Abbe
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/59388004/truman-abbe : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Truman Abbe (1 Nov 1873–2 May 1955), Find a Grave Memorial ID 59388004, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Earl Abbe (contributor 46843447) .