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Capt Daniel Able

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Capt Daniel Able

  • Birth 1827
  • Death 1908
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Block 116, Lot 1139
  • Memorial ID 7247193

Daniel was an acquaintance of Samuel Clemens in Hannibal, Missouri. He was the owner and captain of the John H. Dickey, a steamboat for which Samuel worked as steersman several months after the death of his brother Henry. After Henry's death, Samuel wanted to continue working on the river and still in close touch with his family in St. Louis; working on the packet Dickey on the Memphis-St. Louis run would permit him to do so. Captain Able was someone that Clemens respected and when he started writing again, he wrote articles about the captain, the boat the the city of Memphis. In 1851 Captain Able made the historic trip of taking the Anthony Wayne up the Mississippi River to the falls of St. Anthony in Minneapolis. It was the first time that a steamboat had ascended that far north on the Mississippi.

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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 9 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7247193
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Daniel Able (1827–1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7247193, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .