Wallace D Abbey

Male 1912 - 1998  (86 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Wallace D Abbey was born 12 Feb 1912, Pennsylvania (son of Shirley Dire Abbey and Cora I Unknown); died 4 May 1998, Seattle, King County, Washington; was buried Sunset Hills Cemetery Bellevue, King County, Washington.

    Notes:

    1920 Census Struthers, Mahoning, Ohio as Wallace ABBEY
    1930 Census Springfield, Mahoning, Ohio as wallace D ABBEY
    1940 Census Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio as Wallace ABBAY


    Social Security Death Index about Wallace D. Abbey
    Name: Wallace D. Abbey
    SSN: 280-20-1498
    Last Residence: 98133 Seattle, King, Washington, United States of America
    Born: 19 Feb 1912
    Died: 4 May 1998
    State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951)


    U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 about Wallace Abbey
    Name: Wallace Abbey
    Address: 747 N 135Th St
    City: Seattle
    State: Washington
    Zip Code: 98133-7449
    Phone Number: 206-365-3091
    Residence Years: 1998 1999
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    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) about Wallace O Abbey
    Name: Wallace O Abbey
    Gender: M (Male)
    Residence Year: 1954
    Residence Place: Columbus, Ohio
    Occupation: Sgt
    Spouse: Grace S Abbey
    Publication Title: Columbus, Ohio, City Directory, 1954

    Wallace — Grace Unknown. Grace was born 1912, Ohio; died 9 Apr 1969, Bellevue, King County, Washington; was buried Sunset Hills Cemetery Bellevue, King County, Washington. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Wallace Abbey was born 3 Apr 1933, Mahoning County, Ohio; died 26 May 2010, Stone Mountain, Dekalb County, Georgia.
    2. Shirley Abbey was born 25 Mar 1935, Mahoning County, Ohio; died 18 Aug 2011, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Shirley Dire Abbey was born 31 May 1889, Pennsylvania (son of John Henry Abbey, Sr and Eleanor Jane Ostrander); died Apr 1966, San Bernardino County, California.

    Notes:

    1900 Census Carroll, Washington, Pennsylvania as Shirley ABBEY
    1920 Census Struthers, Mahoning, Ohio as Shirley ABBEY
    1930 Census Springfield, Mahoning, Ohio as Shirley D ABBEY
    1940 Census Struthers, Mahoning, Ohio as Shirly D ABBEY


    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Shirley Dare Abbey
    Name: Shirley Dare Abbey
    County: Mahoning
    State: Ohio
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania,United States of America
    Birth Date: 31 May 1889
    Race: White
    Draft Board: 1


    WWI Civilian Draft Registrations about Shirley Dare Abbey
    Name: Abbey, Shirley Dare
    Birth Date: 31 May 1889
    Birth Place: Monongahalia City PA
    City/County: Mahoning
    State: OH
    Ethnicity: W



    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Shirley Dira Abbey
    Name: Shirley Dira Abbey
    Birth Date: 31 May 1889
    Birth Place: Westmorland County, Pennsylvania
    Residence: Mahoning, Ohio
    Race: White


    Social Security Death Index about Shirley Abbey
    Name: Shirley Abbey
    SSN: 278-10-1735
    Last Residence: 92316 Bloomington, San Bernardino, California, United States of America
    Born: 31 May 1889
    Died: Apr 1966
    State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951)



    California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about Shirley D Abbey
    Name: Shirley D Abbey
    Social Security #: 278101735
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 31 May 1889
    Death Date: 9 Apr 1966
    Death Place: San Bernardino
    Mother's Maiden Name: Ostrande

    Shirley — Cora I Unknown. Cora was born 23 Jan 1893, Pennsylvania; died 9 Jun 1965, San Bernardino County, California. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Cora I Unknown was born 23 Jan 1893, Pennsylvania; died 9 Jun 1965, San Bernardino County, California.

    Notes:

    1920 Census Struthers, Mahoning, Ohio as Cora ABBEY
    1930 Census Springfield, Mahoning, Ohio as Cora I ABBEY
    1940 Census Struthers, Mahoning, Ohio as Cora I ABBEY


    New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Cora Abbey
    Name: Cora Abbey
    Arrival Date: 28 Sep 1950
    Birth Date: abt 1893
    Birth Location: Pennsylvania
    Age: 57
    Gender: Female
    Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Ile de France
    Search Ship Database: Search the Ile de France in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database



    California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about Cora I Abbey
    Name: Cora I Abbey
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: 23 Jan 1893
    Death Date: 8 Jun 1965
    Death Place: San Bernardino
    Mother's Maiden Name: Smith

    Children:
    1. 1. Wallace D Abbey was born 12 Feb 1912, Pennsylvania; died 4 May 1998, Seattle, King County, Washington; was buried Sunset Hills Cemetery Bellevue, King County, Washington.
    2. Thelma R Abbey was born 31 May 1916, Mahoning County, Ohio.
    3. Shirley C Abbey was born 19 Jan 1924, Mahoning County, Ohio.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Henry Abbey, Sr was born 27 Apr 1850, Canton of Bern, Switzerland (son of Johannes Aebi or Abbey and Magdalena Gasser); died 26 Aug 1921, Indiana.

    Notes:

    1880 Census Forward, Allegheny, Pennsylvania as John ABBEY
    Immigrated to US in 1871
    1900 Census Carroll, Washington, Pennsylvania as John ABBEY
    1910 Census Washington, Indiana, Pennsylvania as John ABBEY
    1920 Census Washington, Indiana, Pennsylvania as John ABBEY
    1930 Census Armstrong, Indiana, Pennsylvania as John H ABBEY; widowed

    From http://www.abbeyweb.net Edward ABBEY Biography

    On 6 September, 1869 the ship Westphalia arrived in New Jersey. On board was a Johannes Aebi, born in Heimiswil, Bern, Switzerland about May 3, 1850. In the ship's log he was listed as "Johann Aebby" and the dock records lists him as "Jean Aebbi". He anglicized his name to John Abbey, settled near Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pennsylvania and then sent for the rest of the family.

    Johann and Magda Aebi arrived with their other 10 children to New York on 7 October, 1871 with the German ship Helsatia. Everyone in the family had their names anglicized to Abbey except Friedrich who kept the Aebi name.

    The father Johann died of smallpox in 1873, two years after arriving in America. This left the family to fend for themselves, and they had a hard time of it. The youngest son Siegfried also died. It must have been somewhat of a "come-down" for this family; in Switzerland Johann Aebi had been a town official in their hometown Heimiswil and the family was quite wealthy. It is unclear what made them move to America, maybe Johannes spoke well about the endless possibilities in the New World.

    A book of Aebi genealogy exists and it traces the Aebi family back to Peter Aebi born in 1562. Many of the brothers and sisters who arrived in America married and some remained single. I don't know if any other branches of the family than that of the oldest son John have ever been traced.


    On 2 September 1877 John Abbey (the oldest son) married Eleanor Jane. They raised 11 children, where the youngest was Paul, Ed's father, born in 1901.

    There's not much information available on the Ostranders. They were Hollanders of French descent, Huguenot. Eleanors father William Ostrander was born in New Jersey, but there must have been many Ostranders in Washington County, Pennsylvania, since two of Eleanor's cousins also married Abbey's.

    Paul Revere Abbey married Mildred Postlewaite 5 July 1925. They raised 5 children where Edward was the oldest. At the time of Ed's birth the family lived in the town of Indiana but soon moved close to Home, Pennsylvania where there is now a state historical marker.


    Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1944 about John Henry Abbey
    Name: John Henry Abbey
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 81
    Birth Date: 27 Apr 1850
    Birth Place: Switzerland
    Death Date: 26 Aug 1931
    Death Place: Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
    Father Name: Henry Abbey
    Father Birth Place: Switzerland
    Mother Name: Madaline Gasser
    Mother Birth Place: Switzerland
    Certificate Number: 78906

    John married Eleanor Jane Ostrander Abt 1873. Eleanor was born Aug 1856, Pennsylvania; died 1926. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Eleanor Jane Ostrander was born Aug 1856, Pennsylvania; died 1926.

    Notes:

    1880 Census Forward, Allegheny, Pennsylvania as Ella ABBEY
    1900 Census Carroll, Washington, Pennsylvania as Eleanor J ABBEY; states she had 10 children with 10 living.
    1910 Census Washington, Indiana, Pennsylvania as Eleanor ABBEY
    1920 Census Washington, Indiana, Pennsylvania as Elander J ABBEY

    Notes:

    Married:
    Per 1900 Census

    Children:
    1. Edward W Abbey was born May 1879, Forward, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
    2. Stella Abbey was born Dec 1880, Pennsylvania.
    3. Emma Abbey was born Jan 1883, Pennsylvania.
    4. John Henry Abbey, Jr was born 9 Apr 1885, Washington, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.
    5. Anna M Abbey was born Apr 1887, Pennsylvania.
    6. 2. Shirley Dire Abbey was born 31 May 1889, Pennsylvania; died Apr 1966, San Bernardino County, California.
    7. Lenora Abbey was born Apr 1891, Pennsylvania.
    8. Howard Abbey, Sr was born 10 Jan 1893, Pennsylvania; died 25 Mar 1990, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.
    9. Ida Abbey was born Nov 1896, Pennsylvania.
    10. Eleanor Abbey was born Jan 1899, Pennsylvania.
    11. Paul Revere Abbey was born 11 Feb 1901, Indiana County, Pennsylvania; died May 1992, Indiana County, Pennsylvania; was buried Washington Cemetery Home, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Johannes Aebi or Abbey was born 1816, Heimsiwil, Emmental, Bern, Switzerland; died 1873.

    Notes:

    On 6 September, 1869 the ship Westphalia arrived in New Jersey. On board was a Johannes Aebi, born in Heimiswil, Bern, Switzerland about May3, 1850. In the ship's log he was listed as "Johann Aebby" and the dock records lists him as "Jean Aebbi". He anglicized his name to John Abbey, settled near Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pennsylvania and then sent for the rest of the family.

    Johann and Magda Aebi arrived with their other 10 children to New York on 7 October, 1871 with the German ship Helsatia. Everyone in the family had their names anglicized to Abbey except Friedrich who kept the Aebi name.

    The father Johann died of smallpox in 1873, two years after arriving in America. This left the family to fend for themselves, and they had a hard time of it. The youngest son Siegfried also died. It must have been somewhat of a "come-down" for this family; in Switzerland Johann Aebi had been a town official in their hometown Heimiswil and the family was quite wealthy. It is unclear what made them move to America, maybe Johannes spoke well about the endless possibilities in the New World.

    A book of Aebi genealogy exists and it traces the Aebi family back to Peter Aebi born in 1562. Many of the brothers and sisters who arrived in America married and some remained single. I don't know if any other branches of the family than that of the oldest son John have ever been traced.

    In his book Abbey's Road ,Edward Abbey wrote:

    "I am [...] descended from an endless line of dark-complected, lug-eared, beetle-browed, insolent barbarian peasants, a line reaching back to the dark forests of central Europe and the alpine caves of my Neanderthal primogenitors."

    Thanks to genealogical research done by Kathleen Osmond (granddaughter to one of Ed's cousins) and documented by Ida Abbey (one of Ed's aunts) we can now trace Ed's line back to some of those "barbarian peasants" in central Europe. The research did not quite find his "Neanderthal primogenitors" but at least ancestors back in 16:th century Switzerland.

    Many thanks goes to David B. Abbey (grandson to one of Ed's cousins) for supplying this interesting material, and to Kathleen Osmond and Ida Abbey for their great work. This material has now been entered into a Family Tree Maker database by Christer Lindh and is available to anyone seriously interested in doing more research on these families.

    Please send an email to clindh@homenet.se if you are interested in researching more or have additional information about Ed's ascendants and descendants.

    Johannes — Magdalena Gasser. Magdalena was born 1825; died 1880. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Magdalena Gasser was born 1825; died 1880.
    Children:
    1. 4. John Henry Abbey, Sr was born 27 Apr 1850, Canton of Bern, Switzerland; died 26 Aug 1921, Indiana.
    2. Frederick Aebi was born May 1853, Switzerland; died 1941, Washington County, Pennsylvania; was buried Fells Cemetery Fellsburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
    3. Siegfried Abbey was born Unknown.


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