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George Ira Abraham

  • Birth 22 Jul 1857 Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 15 Nov 1937 El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Sect 2 Lot 46 Space E1
  • Memorial ID 81683799

ABRAHAM, GEORGE I.

George I. Abraham, for 55 years, a resident of El Dorado, died late yesterday afternoon at his home, 632 North Star Street, following an illness of four days. He was 80 years old.

Mr. Abraham was a true Kansas pioneer, having resided in the state for approximately 70 years. He was born at Fielding, Ill, July 22, 1857, but came to Kansas when he was eight years old, settling at Girad with his parents.

The aged El Doradoan had been a carpenter all his life and helped build the first house at Parsons. He was an expert cabinet maker and had been a bridge carpenter and cabinet maker in the employ of the Missouri Pacific Railway Company for many years. Mr. Abraham was married to Miss Sarah F. Claridge at Jerseyville, Ill, on September 28, 1876. He was a member of the Christian Church.

He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. William Ray, of Arkansas City and Mrs. A. C. Geesemen of Westville, Okla. a son, P. R. Abraham, of El Dorado, two brothers, Henry and Harvey Abraham, both of El Dorado; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will be announced through the Arnold-Adams Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, November 16, 1937)

Abraham Funeral is held today

Funeral services for George I. Abraham, pioneer Kansan who died Monday at his home, 632 North Star Stree, were held this morning at the Arnold-Adams Funeral Home with Rev. Fred W. Condit, pastor of the Christian Church officiating.

Betty Claire Abraham sang "The Old Rugged Cross;" C. W. Harvey sang "Home of the Soul" and a quartet rendered "It Is Well With My Soul", accompanied by Mrs. Harry L. Campbell.

Pallbearers were: F. H. Bankey, J. M. Springer, Frank D. Adams, C. A. Barnes, W. G. Covert and R. B. Ralston. Interment was made in Belle Vista Cemetery. (El Dorado Times, November 18, 1937)


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  • Created by: Ozarkcheryl
  • Added: 7 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81683799
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Ira Abraham (22 Jul 1857–15 Nov 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81683799, citing Belle Vista Cemetery, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Ozarkcheryl (contributor 47529375) .