Obit: Abel, Frank Henry (1874 - 1953)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Abel, Franz, Laube, Elmer, Wendt, Koch 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 9, 1953 

Abel, Frank Henry (1 January 1874 - 29 June 1953) 

Frank Henry Abel, 79, a resident here for many years, died Monday, June 29, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Laube, Colby.  He had been in poor health since December, when he underwent surgery. 

Mr. Abel, who was born January 1, 1874, came to Greenwood with his parents shortly after birth.  He was married September 29, 1897, to Louisa Franz in the Town of Warner.  The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1947.  Mrs. Abel died August 11, 1949. 

Following the death of his wife Mr. Abel moved from his farm 5 ½ miles southwest of Greenwood to the home of his daughter in Colby.  He is survived by three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Carl (Laura) Laube of Colby, Mrs. Walter (Ella) Elmer of Milwaukee, Mrs. Adolph (Florine) Wendt of Owen, and Otto and Adolph Abel of Greenwood.  He is also survived by three brothers: John, William and Gustave, all of Greenwood, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.   

A brother and a sister preceded him in death and two sons died in infancy.   

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the West Side Evangelical and Reformed Church. The Rev. Charles Koch officiated.  Burial was made in West Side Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were: Gilbert Abel, Theodore Abel, Albert Franz, Oscar Franz, Ed Franz and Ed Abel. 



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