Alvin Eugene "Albin" Abbey was born December 12, 1874, in Wisconsin, and died May 24, 1942, at Willmar State Hospital, Willmar Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN, at age 67. Buried in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Plot Protestant Grave 293, Willmar Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. He is the son of Isaac Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, and Mary L. Allen of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Never married.
Ontario was known as: "Upper Canada" from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; "Canada West" from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and "Ontario" after July 1, 1867.
The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1870, shows Phebe Abbie (age 44) is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, as the head of household with $600 value of real estate (keeping house and born in Canada West), along with her five living children: Lucinda Abbie (age 22) keeping house, Isaac Abbie (age 20) farm laborer, William Abbie (age 17) farm laborer, Mary Jane Abbie (age 10) at school, and Charles Washington Abbie (age 8) at school. All children were born in Canada West, except for Charles Washington being born in Wisconsin.
Isaac "Ike" Abbey and Mary L. Allen were married December 21, 1873, in Lamartine Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.
Alvin Eugene "Albin" Abbey was born December 12, 1874, in Wisconsin.
The 1880 U.S. Census taken on June 19, 1880, shows Isack Abbey (age 30) born in Canada to Canadian and English-born parents is a Furnace Worker living in Williamstown Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him are his wife Mary Abbey (age 22) born in Wisconsin to New York parents, as well as their children Alvin Abbey (age 5), Cora Abbey (age 4), and William Abbey (age 5/12). All the children were born in Wisconsin.
The 1895 Minnesota State Census taken on June 15, 1895, shows Alvin Abby (age 20) is living in the farmer Peter Hanson's Household, and is living in Moscow Twp., Freeborn Co., MN.
The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Isaac Abbey is the Head of Household living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. There are a total of 2 Males and 2 Females in the household, all were born in the United States.
The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 26, 1900, shows Alvin Abbey (age 25) born December 1874 in Wisconsin to English Canadian-born parents is an unmarried Woodsman and is Boarding in the Village of Hibbing, Stuntz Twp., St. Louis Co., MN.
The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 6, 1918, shows Alvin Eugene Abbey, born December 12, 1874, Medium Height, Medium Build, Blue Eyes, and Sandy Hair, works as a Laborer for Char. Harrington in Clyde, Cavalier Co., ND. His closest relative is Isac Abbey, living at N. 5th St., Superior, Douglas Co., WI. It appears that someone else filled out the record and Alvin signed it.
The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 25, 1920, shows Alvin E. Abbey (age 45) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Pennsylvania-born parents, is an unmarried Lumber Camp Laborer, and is living in a Lumber Camp west of Calderwood, Interior Twp., Ontonagon Co., MI.
By 1935, Alvin Eugene Abbey was already living at Willmar State Hospital, Willmar Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN.
The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 8, 1940, shows Albin Abbey (age 65) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 6 years of School, is an unmarried Patient, and is living at Willmar State Hospital, Willmar Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN.
Alvin Eugene "Albin" Abbey died May 24, 1942, at Willmar State Hospital, Willmar Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN, at age 67. Buried in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Willmar State Hospital, Willmar Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN.