Samuel Abrahims

Samuel Abrahims

Birth
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Jun 1897 (aged 67)
Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
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He married Henrietta Shrom March 1, 1855, and fathered George Z. (b. @1856), Mary B. (b. @1858), Anna R. (b. 1860), Henrietta Shrom (b. 07/30/63), Samuel K. (b. @1866), and Lillie May (b. 04/22/73, d. 08/03/73). In 1860, he was a carpenter living in Carlisle but later that year moved his family to Altoona, Blair County, to work for the railroad, remaining there until his death.

He served with Co. D, 1st Pennsylvania Emergency Militia September 11 - 24, 1862, during the crisis that effectively came to an end with the battle of Antietam, a battle the 1st Pennsylvania Militia did not experience.

He is in every census as "Abrams."

Patriot newspaper, Harrisburg, PA, June 3, 1897 in Recent State Deaths column:
"Samuel Abrahims, foreman of the Pennsylvania railroad pattern shop in Altoona since 1860, ex-member and president of the school board, of brain fever. He was born in Carlisle in 1830."

Biographical Annals of Cumberland Co, PA:
"Samuel Abrahims, son of Enoch John, was born March 12 [sic], 1830, in Carlisle. He attended the schools of North Middleton township, whither his father had removed, until he was sixteen years of age. At that time he went to Newville with his brother Jacob to learn the trade of wood pattern making, remaining two years, then going to Carlisle, where he finished his trade with his brother-in-law, Frank Gardner. In 1860 he found employment at Altoona, with the Pennsylvania railroad company, with whom he remained two years in a minor position, and was then made foreman, a position he retained for twenty-eight years. He died June 4, 1897, the father of the following children: George Z., station agent at Basic City, Va.; Annie R., of Mifflinsburg, Unions Co., Pa.; Henrietta, who was burned to death in Altoona, Pa., by the overturning of a lamp; S.K., and Lillie M., who died in Altoona."
Thanks to Linda Durham for the articles.


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  • Maintained by: Dennis Brandt
  • Originally Created by: Family Tree Climber
  • Added: 22 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90540450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Abrahims (22 Mar 1830–1 Jun 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90540450, citing Old Graveyard, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Brandt (contributor 47232334) .