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Erwin William Abbey was born May 11, 1876, in South Byron, Fond du Lac Co., WI, and died December 26, 1941, in Odessa, Ector Co., TX, at age 65. Buried in Ector County Cemetery, Odessa, Ector Co., TX. He is the son of William Searle Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, and Ida Elmira Blake of Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Edna E. Hyde was born February 8, 1889, in Neosho Falls Twp., Woodson Co., KS, and died November 28, 1972, at a nursing home in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV, at age 83. Buried in Ector County Cemetery, Odessa, Ector Co., TX. She is the daughter of William Justice Hyde of Van Buren Co., MI, and Florence Eldora Mitchell of Washington Co., IN. Buried in Ector County Cemetery, Odessa, Ector Co., TX.

Erwin William Abbey is the 5th cousin twice removed of Edna E. Hyde.

Erwin William Abbey (age 32) and Edna E. Hyde (age 19) were married September 6, 1908, in Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK.

Erwin William Abbey and Edna E. (Hyde) Abbey had one child:

  1. Ruth Egan Abbey: Born August 19, 1909, in Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK; Died December 6, 1997, in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX (age 88). Married (1) November 7, 1928, in Stephens Co., TX, to Levy Joe Boggs: Born June 11, 1903, in Navarro Co., TX; Died November 8, 1987, in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX (age 84). Divorced about 1935 in Texas. Married (2) April 18, 1943, in Ector Co., TX, to Patrick James "Pat" Poe: Born December 23, 1909, in Texas; Died November 29, 1970, in Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX (age 60). Buried in Sweetwater Cemetery, Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX. Divorced about 1945 in Texas. Married (3) 1948 - 1962 in Unknown to Unknown Ingram: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.

Edna E. (Hyde) Abbey then married George Lewis Kistler.

George Lewis Kistler was born January 16, 1876, in Oil City, Venango Co., PA, and died April 24, 1964, in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, at age 88. Buried in Sec. 5, Lot 26, Space 1, Panhandle Cemetery, Panhandle, Carson Co., TX. He is the son of John C. Kistler of Baden, Germany, and Anna Margaret Steiger of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany.

Carrie O. Ammons was born January, 1880, in Battelle Dist., Monongalia Co., WV, and died October 19, 1898, in Amos, WV, at age 18. She is the daughter of Alonzo Caldwell Ammons of Marion Co., WV, and Margaret Catherine Youst of Marion Co., WV.

George Lewis Kistler and Carrie O. Ammons were married December 19,1896, in Marion Co., WV.

George Lewis Kistler and Carrie O. (Ammons) Kistler had no children.

After Carrie O. (Ammons) Kistler died, George Lewis Kistler married Blanche Virginia Cunningham.

Blanche Virginia Cunningham was born February 2, 1883, in West Virginia, and died July 8, 1974, at Francis Hospital, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX, at age 92. Buried in Sec. 5, Lot 26, Space 4, Panhandle Cemetery, Panhandle, Carson Co., TX.

George Lewis Kistler and Blanche Virginia Cunningham were married 1900 in Ohio Co., WV.

George Lewis Kistler and Blanche Virginia (Cunningham) Kistler had one child:

  1. Freda Josephine Kistler: Born September 1, 1901, in Fairview, Marion Co., WV; Died December 7, 1969, at Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX (age 68). Buried in Sec. 5, Lot 26, Space 3, Panhandle Cemetery, Panhandle, Carson Co., TX. Married (1) before September 12, 1918, in Unknown to Phillip Isadore Sterne: Born September 17, 1898, in Milner, Milner Dist., Pike Co., GA; Died March 18, 1946, in Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK (age 47). Divorced about 1928. Married (2) after 1940 in Unknown to Henry J. Evans: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Henry was a roofer for a roofing company. Their daughter, Virginia Louise Tyson was born September 23, 1924, in Breckridge, TX, and died June 17, 2002, in Unknown, married December 11, 1948, in Unknown to Ensign Harold Scudder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Scudder. Married Unknown to Floyd L. Stevens: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.

George Lewis Kistler and Blanche Virginia (Cunningham) Kistler were divorced about 1941 in Texas.

George Lewis Kistler then married Edna E. (Hyde) Abbey.

George Lewis Kistler and Edna E. (Hyde) Abbey were married about 1945 in Texas.

George Lewis Kistler and Edna E. (Hyde) (Abbey) Kistler had no children.

George Lewis Kistler and Edna E. (Hyde) (Abbey) Kistler were divorced about 1957 in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX.




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Erwin William Abbey and Edna E. (Hyde) (Abbey) Kistler are buried in Ector County Cemetery, Odessa, Ector Co., TX. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.

Interment records:

  1. Abbey, Edna E, Odessa, Block 123, Lt/Rw 5, Space 2-A, Serv. # 5270, Date 12/01/1972
  2. Abbey, Erwin W, Odessa, Block 123, Lt/Rw 5, Space 3-A, Serv. # 5271, Date 01/04/1941

The 1850 U. S. Census taken August 3, 1850, shows Eli Abby (age 30) born in Connecticut is a farmer living in Orangeville Twp., Wyoming Co., New York. Living with him is his wife Rachel Abby (age 34) born in New York. Also living there are their children, all born in New York: Sarah J. Abby (age 9); Edwin P. Abby (age 7); Issak? J. Abby (age 5); Wm. E. Abby (age 3); and Margaret Abby (age 1).

The 1860 U. S. Census taken July 25, 1860, shows Eli Abby (age 40) born in Connecticut is a farm laborer living in Ridgeway Twp., Orleans Co., New York with real estate worth $150 and personal estate worth $50. Living with him is his wife Rachael Abby (age 44) born in New York. Also living there are their children, all born in New York: Sarah J. Abby (age 19); Edwin P. Abby (age 7); Hannah E. Abby (age 15); William Abby (age 13); Triphena Abby (age 11); Reuben Abby (age 4); and Franklin Abby (age 2).

The 1860 U. S. Census taken June 4, 1860, shows John C. Kisler (age 24) born in Baden, Germany, is a Laborer, and is living in the Town of Egremont, Berkshire Co., MA. Living with him are: a female, Margaret Kisler (age 27) born in Hassan, Germany, a House Wife; a female, Catherine Kisler (age 3) born in New York; Baden and Hesse D.-born parents; and a male, Charles Kisler (age 1) born in New York.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken July 7, 1870, shows Eli Abby (age 50) born in Connecticut is a farmer living in Neosho Falls Twp., Woodson Co., KS with real estate worth $400 and personal estate worth $250. Living with him is his wife Rachael A. Abby (age 54) born in New York. Also living there are their children, all born in New York: Reuben Abby (age 13); Franklin Abby (age 12); and Brainard D. Abby (age 8). Living two houses away is Eli's daughter Sarah.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken July 7, 1870, shows William B. Hyde (age 28) born in New York to Foreign-born parents with real estate of $400 is a Farm Laborer and is living in Neosho Falls Twp., Woodson Co., KS. Living with him is his wife, Sarah J. Hyde (age 28) born in New York, and their son William J. Hyde (age 5) born in Michigan.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken August 30, 1870, shows John Keistler (age 33) born in Baden, and with Personal Estate of $3,500 is an Oil Dealer, and is living in Oil City,  Cornplanter Twp., Venango Co., PA. Living with him are: Margaret Keistler (age 37) born in Hesse Darmstadt; a female, Katie Keistler (age 13) born in New York to Baden and Hesse D.-born parents; a male, William Keistler (age 3) born in Pennsylvania; and a female, Margaret Kistler (age 2) born in Pennsylvania.

George Lewis Kistler was born January 16, 1876, in Oil City, Venango Co., PA

Erwin William Abbey was born May 11, 1876, in South Byron, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

Carrie O. Ammons was born January, 1880, in Battelle Dist., Monongalia Co., WV

The 1880 U. S. Census taken June 2, 1880, shows Eli Abby (age 60) born in Connecticut to Connecticut-born parents is a farmer living in Neosho Falls Twp., Woodson Co., Kansas. Living with him is his wife Rachel Ann Abby (age 64) born in New York to Connecticut and Ireland-born parents. Also living there are their children, all born in New York: William E. Abby (age 34) a livery worker; and Brainard Abby (age 18) a farmer.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 23, 1880, shows William Abbey (age 27) born in Canada to Canadian and English-born parents is a Farmer living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him are: Ida Abbey (age 21) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents; Irwin Abbey (age 4) born in Wisconsin with a disability named billious fever; and Ivey Abbey (age 2) born in Kansas. 

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows William V. Hyde (age 39) born in New York to English-born parents is a Farmer living in Everett Twp., Woodson Co., KS. Living with him is Sarah Hyde (age 34) born in New York to Connecticut and New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Living with them are their three children, all born to New York-born parents: William J. Hyde (age 15) born in Michigan who is a Farm Laborer; Edwin Hyde (age 7) born in Kansas; and Blanche H. Hyde (age 1) born in Kansas.    

The 1880 U. S. Census taken June 29, 1880, shows John C. Kistler (age 43) born in Baden to Baden-born parents is a married Cooper, and is living in Cornplanter Twp., Venango Co., PA. Living with him are: his wife, Anna M. Kistler (age 47) born in Hesse D. to Hesse D.-born parents; his unmarried daughter, Katie Kistler (age 23) born in New York to Baden and Hesse D.-born parents; his son, William Kistler (age 13) born in Pennsylvania to Baden and Hesse D.-born parents; his daughter, Margaret Kistler (age 11) born in Pennsylvania to Baden and Hesse D.-born parents; his son, John Kistler (age 10) born in Pennsylvania to Baden and Hesse D.-born parents; his daughter, Maude Kistler (age 6) born in Pennsylvania to Baden and Hesse D.-born parents; and his son, George Kistler (age 5) born in Pennsylvania to Baden and Hesse D.-born parents.

By December 10, 1881, the William Searle Abbey family of four was back living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, when Mary Maude Abbey was born.

Blanche Virginia Cunningham was born February 2, 1883, in West Virginia.

The 1885 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1885, shows William V. Hyde (age 44) born in New York, removing to Canada and then removing to Kansas is a married Farmer living in Everett Twp., Woodson Co., KS. Living with him is a married woman, Sarah J. Hyde (age 44) born in New York. Also living there are two Hyde children, both born in Kansas: Charles E. Hyde (age 12); and Hattie B. Hyde (age 6).

The 1885 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1885, shows William J. Hyde (age 21) born in Michigan and having moved to Kansas from Canada is a married Farmer living in Everett Twp., Woodson Co., KS. Living with him is a married woman, Florence Hyde (age 24) born in Indiana and having moved to Kansas from Indiana.

About 1888 or 1889 the William Abbey family removed to Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.

Edna E. Hyde was born February 8, 1889, in Neosho Falls Twp., Woodson Co., KS.

The 1890 U. S. Soldier Census dated 1890 shows John C. Kistler is living in Oil City, Venango Co., PA.Eva Katherine Kistler applied for a U. S. Passport on September 24, 1902, in Venango Co., PA.


The 1890 U. S. Soldier Census.


The 1895 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1895, shows W. J. Hyde (age 31) born in New York is living in Cheyenne Twp., Woodson Co., KS. Living with him are: F. E. Hyde (age 35) born in Indiana; Grover Hyde (age 10) born in Kansas; Etna Hyde (age 8) born in Kansas; and Homer Hyde (age 5) born in Kansas.

Carrie O. (Ammons) Kistler died October 19, 1898, in Amos, WV, at age 18.

Between 1898 or 1899 the William J. Hyde family removed to Baldwin, Palmyra Twp., Douglas Co., KS.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 26, 1900, shows William Abbey (age 47) born April 1853 in Canada to English and Canadian-born parents is a Farm Laborer renting his home in the City of Dodgeville, Dodgeville Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of twenty five years, Ida Abbey (age 48) born September 1858 in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents. All of their children (except for Iva who had married and Ruth who died) are living in the household in the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Irwin Abbey (age 24) born May 1876 is a traveling stationery salesman; Maude Abbey (age 18) born December 1881 is a dressmaker; Emma Abbey (age 16) born February 1884; Truman Abbey (age 14) born May 1886; Eda Abbey (age 5) born March 1895; and Allen Abbey (age 2) born June 1898. All of the children were born in Wisconsin.  

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows William Hyde (age 35) born April 1865 in New York to New York-born parents is a Hardware Merchant owning his own home in the City of Baldwin, Palmyra Twp., Douglas Co., KS. Living with him is his wife of 15 years, Florence E. Hyde (age 39) born October 1860 in Indiana to Indiana-born parents, with 6 of the 7 children born to her still alive, all unmarried and living at home and born in Kansas to New York and Indiana-born parents: Grover G. Hyde (age 14) born July 1885; Edna E. Hyde (age 11) born February 1889; Homer F. Hyde (age 9) born September 1890; Edith F. Hyde (age 7) born October 1892; Sadie U. Hyde (age 5) born April 1895; and Willard B. Hyde (age 2) born June 1897.

George Lewis Kistler and Blanche Virginia Cunningham were married 1900 in Ohio Co., WV.

Eva Katherine Kistler applied for a U. S. Passport on September 24, 1902, in Venango Co., PA.


Eva Katherine Kistler's U. S. Passport Application.


The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Wm. Abby (age 53) born in Canada to England and Canadian-born parents is a Farmer Owning his own home with a mortgage and living in the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Ida E. Abby (age 47) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Indiana-born parents. Also living there are his five unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Indiana-born parents: Wm. A. Abby (age 29) a Traveling Salesman; Emma J. Abby (age 21) a Housekeeper; Chas. T. Abby (age 19); Edna B. Abby (age 10); and Glen A. Abby (age 7).

The 1905 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1905, shows William J. Hyde (age 39) born in Michigan and having moved to Kansas from Canada is a Miller owning his own home with a mortgage and living in the City of Baldwin, Douglas Co., KS. Living with him is Florence E. Hyde (age 43) born in Indiana. Also living there are six children, all born in Kansas: Grover G. Hyde (age 19); Edna E. Hyde (age 16); Homer F. Hyde (age 14); Edith F. Hyde (age 12); Sdie U. Hyde (age 9); and Willard B. Hyde (age 7).

C. T. Abbey got an appointment to West Point after he graduated from high school but apparently was not old enough to accept the appointment. He went out to North Dakota and for two years was a cowboy. Part of that time, at least, he was in a cabin out on the prairie all by himself. He saw the Northern Lights many times, sometimes parallel to the ground and would come just like a big tube of light along the ground. While he was a cowboy he participated in two roundups. At that time (1905 -1907) there were no fences and the roundup would begin with cowboys like Mr. Abbey going out and rounding up all the cattle they could find and bringing them in to camp. The cattle would be sorted out by different brands and the brands from their ranch stayed there. Evidently the other brands were taken forward and dropped off at wherever they belonged. Mr. Abbey said that the sun came up about 4:00 a.m. and went down about 10:00 p.m. They would get up, have breakfast, and then roundup until noon when they would come back to headquarters (that is to the chuck wagon). They would get a new horse, eat lunch, and then go rounding up again until about 9:00 p.m. The trail boss when he was on the roundup was named Favor, and was from Texas. There were some terrific cowboys on the roundup. Some of the older cowboys would never go to sleep at night, and would sit and talk and play poker. I guess they slept in the saddle some times during the daytime. The roundup he was on apparently went for about 300 miles and crossed the Little Missouri River. He said most of the cowboys swam across the river with their horses, but that there was one man that had taught his horse how to walk on the railroad trestle and he would walk his horse across. Mr. Abbey said some of the older cowboys could rope a calf over a cow.

While Mr. Abbey was a cowboy he got a second appointment to West Point but it did not reach him until the time for acceptance had expired. Apparently he never got another opportunity for an appointment. About this time C. T. Abbey went to Oklahoma to work for his brother, Erwin, drilling oil wells. Several years earlier Erwin had shot a man and thought that he had killed him, so he fled and for a long time the family did not know where he was. Erwin would send post cards back to the family and say that he was OK, but would not tell them where he was because he thought that the law was after him. It turned out that the man didn't die, so Erwin eventually contacted the family and it was after that time that Mr. Abbey went down to work for him. This must have been about 1907 or 1908. Glenn Abbey said he remembered seeing Erwin only two times in his life; his parent's 30th and 50th wedding anniversary family reunions.

Erwin William Abbey (age 32) and Edna E. Hyde (age 19) were married September 6, 1908, in Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK.


Sapulpa, Creek Co. Marriage Records, 16 Nov 1907 - 15 Mar 1921

ABBEY, Erwin W.                   HYDE, Edna E.                    September 06, 1908         Book 1, Page 218


Eva Katherine (Kistler) Medberry died March 14, 1909, in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, at age 51. Buried in Oil City, Venango Co., PA.


Eva Katherine (Kistler) Medberry's Death Certificate.


The 1910 U.S. Census taken on April 19, 1910, shows William J. Hyde (age 46) born in Michigan to New York-born parents has his Own Plumbing Shop and owns his home with a mortgage and is living at 626 Park Street, 3rd Ward, Sapulpa, Sapulpa Twp., Creek Co., OK. Living with him is his wife of 26 years, Florence E. Hyde (age 49) born in Indiana to Indiana parents, with all 6 of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his four unmarried children, all born in Kansas to Michigan and Indiana-born parents: Homer F. Hyde (age 19), a Grocery Store Clerk; Edith F. Hyde (age 17), a Saleslady in a Racket Store; Ouula F. Hyde (age 14); and Williard Hyde (age 12), a Newsboy on the Street. Also living there are: his son-in-law, William Abbey (age 33) born in United States to United States-born parents, an Oil Field Driller; his married daughter and the wife of one year of William, Edna E. Abbey (age 21) born in Kansas to Michigan and Indiana-born parents, with the only child born to her still alive; and his granddaughter, Ruth E. Abbey (age 9/12) born in Oklahoma to United States and Kansas-born parents.

The 1910 U.S. Census taken on May 7, 1910, shows George L. Kistler (age 34) born in Pennsylvania to German-born parents and in his 2nd marriage is a married Oil Well Driller who is renting his home and is living on Cleveland Street, Hundred town, Church Dist., Wetzel Co., WV. Living with him are: his wife of 9 years, Blanche V. Kistler (age 27) born in West Virginia to West-Virginia-born parents and in her 1st marriage, with the only child born to her still alive; and his daughter, Freda J. Kistler (age 8) born in West Virginia to Pennsylvania and West Virginia-born parents.

The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Erwin W. Abbey (age 42) was judged "No". Erwin W. Abbey signed his name on the form. Tall Height, Medium Build, Brown Hair and Brown Eyes. He was employed as a Driller for John Sherman in Skiatook, Osange Co., OK. He was living at 105 1/2 N. Main Street, Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK. His wife, Edna E. Abbey of the same address, was his nearest relative.


Erwin W. Abbey's Draft Registration Report.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows George Lewis Kistler (age 42) was judged "No". Erwin Lewis Kistler signed his name on the form. Medium Height, Medium Build, Brown Hair and Black Eyes. He was employed as a Driller and Contractor for Gulf Production Company in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX. He was living in Breckenridge, Stephens Co., TX. His wife, Mrs. Blanche Kistler at the same address, was his nearest relative.


George Lewis Kistler's WWI Draft Registration Report.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on February 7, 1920, shows E. W. Abie (age 43) born in Wisconsin to United States and Wisconsin-born parents is an oil well driller renting in Justice Precinct 1, Stephens Co., TX. Living with him is his wife, Edna E. Abie (age 30) born in Kansas to Indiana and New York-born parents. Also living there is his daughter, Ruth Abie (age 10) born in Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Kansas-born parents.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on February 2, 1920, shows Ruth Abbey (age 10) was a pupil at the St. Joseph's Academy, Sherman, Grayson Co., TX. She was born in Oklahoma, with her father born in the U.S. and mother born in Kansas.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 13, 1920, shows William J. Hyde (age 55) born in Michigan to New York-born parents has his Own Garage Shop and owns his mortgaged home at 105-1/2 North Main Street, 2nd Ward, City of Sapulpa, Sapulpa Twp., Creek Co., OK. Living with him is his wife Florence E. Hyde (age 59) born in Indiana to Indiana-born parents. Also living in the household is his unmarried son Willard B. Hyde (age 22) born in Kansas to Michigan and Indiana-born parents, who is a Mechanic in a Garage; and William J. Hyde's widowed mother, Sarah J. Hyde (age 78) born in New York to Connecticut and New York-born parents. Leigh Larson note: William J. Hyde was the son of William B. Hyde and Sarah Abbey, both born in New York.

The 1920 U.S. Census taken on January 12, 1920, shows George L. Kistler (age 43) born in Pennsylvania to German-born parents is a married Oil Well Drilling Contractor who owns his home and is living in Cochrane Additions, Justice Pct. No. 1, Stephens Co., OK. Living with him is his wife, Blanche V. Kistler (age 33) born in West Virginia to West-Virginia-born parents.

The 1930 U.S. Census taken on April 16, 1930, shows George L. Kistler (age 54) born in Pennsylvania to German-born parents and first married at age 24 is a married Oil Drilling Contractor who owns his home worth $25,000 aand is living at 2608 Hayden, City of Amarillo, Potter Co., TX. Living with him are: his wife, Blanche J. Kistler (age 47) born in West Virginia to West-Virginia-born parents and first married at age 17; his divorced daughter, Freda Sterner (age 29) born in West Virginia to Pennsylvania and West Virginia-born parents and first married at age 16; his grandson, Bryce Sterner (age 10) born in Texas to Georgia and West Virginia-born parents; his grandson, Kenneth Sterner (age 8) born in Texas to Georgia and West Virginia-born parents; his granddaughter, Virginia Sterner (age 5) born in Texas to Georgia and West Virginia-born parents; and a divorced Negress servant, Laberta Houston (age 25) born in Texas to Texas-born parents, a Servant for a Private Family.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 29, 1940, shows Erwin W. Abbey (age 63) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 8 years of School, is married, and is renting his home for $16/month, and is living in the Town of Penwell, Ector Co., TX. Living with him are: his wife, Edna E. Abbey (age 51) born in Kansas, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 8 years of School; his divorced daughter, Ruth E. Boggs (age 30) born in Oklahoma, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 1 year of High School; his granddaughter, Lovenia J. Boggs (age 10) born in Texas, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of School; his grandson, Raymond H. Boggs (age 7) born in Texas, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 1 year of School; and his granddaughter, Patsy R. Boggs (age 6) born in Texas.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 15, 1940, shows George L. Kistler (age 64) born in Pennsylvania, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School, is a married Head of Household who owns his home worth $3,500 and is living in the Town of Panhandle, Carson Co., TX. Living with him are: his wife, Blanche Kistler (age 57) born in West Virginia, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 7 years of School; his divorced daughter, Freda Sterne (age 38) born in West Virginia, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of High School, a Dressmaker At Home; her son, Jack B. Sterne Kistler (age 20) listed as Away; her unmarried son, Kenneth L. Sterne (age 18) born in Texas, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School, a Stock Clerk for a Trailer Manufacturer; and her unmarried daughter, Virginia L. Sterne (age 15) born in Texas, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 1 year of High School.

George Lewis Kistler and Blanche Virginia (Cunningham) Kistler were divorced about 1941 in Texas.


The Odessa American, Odessa, Ector Co., TX, Sunday, November 16, 1941

E. W. Abbey, admitted for medical treatment Saturday.


Erwin William Abbey died December 26, 1941, in the Town of Penwell, Ector Co., TX, at age 65. Buried in Ector County Cemetery, Odessa, Ector Co., TX.


The Odessa American, Odessa, Ector Co., TX, Monday, December 29, 1941

Rites Held Sunday For E. W. Abbey, Penwell Driller

Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon for Erwin William Abbey, 65-year-old Penwell driller who died Friday night. Dr. C. A. Johnson, former pastor of the First Christian Church, officiated. Abbey had lived in Penwell for the past five years, working as a driller in the surrounding oil fields. He moved in to Odessa six months ago when he became ill. Survivors are: the widow, a daughter, Ruth Boggs of Odessa, four sisters, Mrs. Emma Larson of Waupaca, Wis., Mrs. Mancel Strapman of Waupaca, Wis., Mrs. Ina Mayfield of Chicago, and Mrs. Edna Anderson of Eu Claire, Wis.; and two brothers, Glen Allen Abbey of London, Eng., and C. T. Abbey of San Antonio.


In 1941, C. T., Dollie and June Abbey went to California and stopped in Odessa, Texas, to see Mr. Abbey's brother, Erwin. It turned out that Erwin was in very poor financial circumstances and was in bed very sick, perhaps with pneumonia. Mr. Abbey, Dollie and June went on to California and when they came back through Odessa to see how Erwin was getting along they discovered that he had died, and Mr. Abbey took care of the funeral. Mr. Abbey had always been very devoted to Erwin. Mr. Abbey was a very sensitive person but he would never express his feelings but you could tell how deeply affectionate he was to people in general and to many particular people such as his brother Erwin.

The WWII Draft Registration Report dated April 27, 1942, shows George L. Kistler is living in Paris, Lamar Co., TX. Leigh Larson note: His age was shown as ten years younger than he actually was.


   

George L. Kistler's WWII Draft Registration Report.


George Lewis Kistler and Edna E. (Hyde) Abbey were married about 1945 in Texas.

In 1947, Mrs. Edna Kistler resides at 5927 Avenue J, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. She is the manager of a trailer park.

In 1947, Ruth Poe is a waiter at Seawall Cafe & Hotel, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX.

In 1949, George L. Kistler is a homeowner at 5921 Avenue J, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. Edna E. Kistler is shown as working at West Broadway Washateria.

In 1951, Ruth Poe resides at 1024 62nd, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. She is a waitress at Blue Ribbon Cafe.

In 1951, Mrs. Ruth Boggs resides at 1024 62nd, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. She is a waitress.

In 1951, Edna Kistler resides at 1024 62nd, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. She is a waitress. Raymond Boggs lives at the same address.


The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX, Friday, February 9, 1951

West End Fire Causes Furore

....

Destroyed were a two-story house, a smaller apartment in the rear of the building and a trailer apartment, all owned by Richard Dumbier, with a loss of approximately $6000. Another small apartment on the same lot was half consumed. Mrs. Edna Kistler, who occupied the two-story home said she "lost everything." Her widowed daughter, Mrs. Ruth Boggs, and her two children, who also lived in the house, were able to save some clothing and a few pieces of furniture, Mrs. Kistler said. Mrs. Kistler said a grass fire started earlier in the day caused the blaze.


In 1952, Mrs. Abbey Kistler resides at 102 63rd, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. She is a waitress.

In 1952, Mrs. Ruth Boggs is a homeowner at 1020 63rd, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. She is a waitress at Blue Ribbon Cafe. Raymond and Patsy Boggs live at the same address.

In 1956, Mrs. Ruth Boggs is a homeowner at 6207 Avenue Q, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. She is a checker at Rose Brown Food Market. Raymond is married to Jackie and live at La Marque.

George Lewis Kistler and Edna E. (Hyde) (Abbey) Kistler were divorced about 1957 in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX.

In 1957, Mrs. Ruth Boggs resides at 2910 Avenue O-1/2, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. She is employed at Rose Brown Food Market. Raymond is not listed, but Mrs. Jackie M. Boggs lives at La Marque.

In 1957, George Kistler resides at the end of Teichman Road, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX.

In 1958, Ruth Boggs resides at 2910 Avenue Q-1/2, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. She is employed at St. Mary's Infirmary. Raymond is not listed, but Mrs. Jackie Boggs lives at La Marque. Jackie is a service representative for the Telephone Company.

About 1962, Edna moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Erwin and his wife Edna Hyde had one daughter, Ruth, who lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. She came to Mr. Charles Truman Abbey's 90th birthday party in San Antonio, TX.

George Lewis Kistler died April 24, 1964, in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, at age 88. Buried in Panhandle Cemetery, Panhandle, Carson Co., TX.

 

PANHANDLE (HC) - George Louis Kistler, 88, pioneer oil well driller of the area who came to Panhandle in 1923 from Breckenridge, died Friday in Tucson, Ariz., at the home of a grandson, Maj. Kenneth Sterne. He had been ill for two months.

Kistler drilled the first oil well on the site of what is now Borger. The oil well is still producing and is located next to the First National Bank building at Fifth and Deahl streets. A fence was placed around it when the bank was built as a monument to the early days of the city.

Funeral arrangements are pending in Panhandle.

He was born Jan. 16, 1876, in Oil City, Pa., and was married Aug. 25, 1900 at Wheeling, W.Va., to Blanche Virginia Cunningham. Kistler was a member of the Breckenridge Masonic Lodge. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in that city.

Surviving are the widow, of Panhandle; a daughter, Mrs. Evans, Panhandle; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

(Published in Borger News Herald, April 26, 1964)
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PANHANDLE - Funeral services for George L. Kistler, 88, driller of the first oil wells in the booming oil towns of the area, are pending here.

Kistler died Friday in Tucson, Ariz., at the home of a grandson, Maj. Kenneth Sterne, where he had lived since ill health had forced him to become inactive.

Starting his drilling experience in Sapulpa, Okla., Kistler was transferred to the Borger area from Breckenridge, Tex., in 1923 by Gulf Oil Company, and opened the first oil camp at the Gulf Dial site still located between Borger and Stinnett.

Kistler began his own drilling business then, and drilled the first well in the Pampa field. One of the oil wells drilled in Borger is still producing and is located at Fifth and Deahl Streets, fenced by the company when the First National Bank's new building was erected.

In later years Kistler moved to Galveston for his health, and enjoyed his favorite pastime, fishing. However Mr. and Mrs. Kistler maintained a home in Panhandle, where she is presently residing with a widowed daughter, Mrs. Freda Evans.

Kistler was born Jan. 16, 1876, in Oil City, Pa., and was married to Blanche Virginia Cunningham, of Wheeling, W.Va., in 1900. He was a member of the Breckenridge Masonic Lodge, and was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge there.

Surviving are the widow, and daughter of Panhandle; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

(Published in Borger News Herald, April 27, 1964)

 

 


The Tucson Daily Citizen, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, Saturday, April 24, 1964

Funeral Announcements

KISTLER, George L., 88, of 6051 E. 28th, entered into rest April 24. Husband of Blanche; father of Freda J. Evans, Panhandle, Texas; grandfather of Maj. Kenneth L. Sterne, of Tucson, Bryce Sterne, of Iowa, Virginia L. Stevens, of Texas; 5 great-grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild. Funeral 10:00 a.m., April 26, Bring's Memorial Chapel conducted by Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56 F&AM.


George Lewis Kistler died April 24, 1964, in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, at age 88. Buried in Panhandle Cemetery, Panhandle, Carson Co., TX. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Erwin and his wife Edna Hyde had one daughter, Ruth, who lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ruth came to Mr. Abbey's 90th birthday party in San Antonio.

Edna E. (Hyde) (Abbey) Kistler died November 28, 1972, at a nursing home in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV, at age 83. Buried in Ector County Cemetery, Odessa, Ector Co., TX.


The Odessa American, Odessa, TX, Wednesday, November 29, 1972

Graveside Rites Slated

Graveside services will be at 10 a. m. Friday for Mrs. Edna E. Abbey, 83, who died Tuesday morning in a Las Vegas, Nev., nursing home. Burial will be in Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Paul A. Rix Funeral Home. Born in Neosha, Kan., she was a former Odessa resident, and had been a Las Vegas resident for the past 10 years. Her husband, Elic, died in 1941. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ingram of Las Vegas; two sisters, Mrs. Edith McMasters of Sapulpa, Okla., and Mrs. Eula Doyle of Houston; three grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.


The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, TX, Thursday, November 30, 1972

Edna Abbey

ODESSA - Graveside services will be 10 a. m. Friday for Mrs. Edna Abbey, 83, who died Tuesday morning in a Las Vegas, N. M., nursing home. Services are set in Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Rix Funeral Home. A native of Kansas, Mrs. Abbey is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ingram of Las Vegas, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. Edith McMasters of Sapulpa, Okla., and Mrs. Eula Doyle of Houston; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


Blanche Virginia (Cunningham) Kistler died July 8, 1974, at Francis Hospital, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX, at age 92. Buried in Sec. 5, Lot 26, Space 4, Panhandle Cemetery, Panhandle, Carson Co., TX.


Blanche Virginia (Cunningham) Kistler Death Certificate.


 

From the Jeromey Ward website: 

Eli Abbey was born on 12 Apr 1820 in New York. He died on 14 Jun 1884 in New York. He married Rachel Ferguson on 1 Mar 1840 in Connecticut.

From Genforum's Abbey board:
I have an old ABBEY family bible. There is some ABBEY-FERGUSON information recorded in it:
Eli Abbey was married March 1, 1840 to Rachel Ferguson.
Jane Ferguson died February 14/15/18, (no year) - age 73/93 years, 8 mths, 2 days.
Eli Abbey died June 14, 1884 - age 64 years, 2 mths, 2 days.
Reuben Ferguson was murdered June 10, 1856 - age 35 years, 9 mths, 14 days. (Note: Reuben FERGUSON appears to be the brother of Rachel (FERGUSON) who married Eli ABBE/ABBEY March 1, 1840.)
Family tradition indicates that all of these events took place in Upstate New York.
I will greatly appreciate hearing from anyone that is connected to this ABBEY-FERGUSON family.
Thank you for any information.

AND

I have an old ABBEY family bible. Some of the information recorded in it is as follows:
(grouped together on one page): Page 958 Susannah Rogers was born January 11, 1803 Hiram Rogers was born February 14, 1806 William Rogers was born October 24, 1808 Marvin Rogers was born March 31, 1809 Triphena Abbe was born August 31, 1817 Eli Abbe was born April 12, 1820
The way these Abbe & Rogers births are recorded together, could indicate that they are half siblings.
I would greatly appreciate any information regarding this ABBE/ABBEY-ROGERS connection.
Indications are that this ABBEY family was in Upstate New York.
Thank you for any information.

Rachel Ferguson was born in 1816 in New York. She married Eli Abbey on 1 Mar 1840 in Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  1. Sarah Mary Jane Abbey
  2. Edwin Porter Abbey
  3. Hannah Isabel Abbey
  4. William E. Abbey was born 1846 in New York
  5. Mary Triphena Abbey
  6. Reuban Ferguson Abbey

Borger News Herald - December 8, 1969

Dec. 7, 1969
Amarillo
Potter County
Texas, USA

Sep. 1, 1901
Fairview (Mason County)
Mason County
West Virginia, USA

PANHANDLE (HC) - Funeral services for Freda S. Evans, 68, are pending here with the Poston Funeral Home.

Mrs. Evans died at 9 p.m. Sunday at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 1, 1901 in Fairview, W. Va., and came to Panhandle in 1923. She was the daughter of George L. Kissler, a pioneer oil driller in the Borger area. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Stevens, Panhandle; two sons, Bryce Sterne, Davenport, Iowa; and Lt. Col. Kenneth L. Sterne, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; her mother, Mrs. George L. Kissler, Panhandle; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

 

 

PANHANDLE (HC) - Funeral services for Freda S. Evans, 68, are pending here with the Poston Funeral Home.

Mrs. Evans died at 9 p.m. Sunday at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 1, 1901 in Fairview, W. Va., and came to Panhandle in 1923. She was the daughter of George L. Kissler, a pioneer oil driller in the Borger area. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Stevens, Panhandle; two sons, Bryce Sterne, Davenport, Iowa; and Lt. Col. Kenneth L. Sterne, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; her mother, Mrs. George L. Kissler, Panhandle; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

(Published in Borger News Herald, December 8, 1969)
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PANHANDLE (HC) - Funeral services for Mrs. Freda Evans, 68, of Panhandle, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the First United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the pastor, Rev. James Boswell, assisted by the Rev. Raymond Hall, minister of the First Baptist Church.

Burial will be in the Panhandle Cemetery by Poston Funeral Home.

A resident of Panhandle since 1923, Mrs. Evans died at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo late Sunday.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Floy L. Stevens, Panhandle; two sons, Brice Sterne of Davenport, Iowa, and Lt. Col. Kenneth Sterne of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; her mother, Mrs. George L. Kistler of Panhandle, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

(Published in Borger News Herald, December 9, 1969)
 

 

Virginia Louise Sterne Stevens

Amarillo

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2002

Virginia Louise Sterne Stevens, 77, of Amarillo died Monday, June 17, 2002.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Llano Cemetery with the Rev. Robert E. Field officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Mrs. Stevens grew up in Panhandle. She was a beloved mother and grandmother.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Jarman of Amarillo and Melanie Wyatt of Houston; a son, Ricky Tyson of Dayton, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, June 20, 2002