Phoebe Elizabeth Abbey




Phoebe Elizabeth Abbey was born August 20, 1894, in Milladore, Wood Co., WI, and died December 20, 1918, at Providence Hospital, Washington, DC, at age 24. Buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery (Baraboo Cemetery), Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI. She is the daughter of Charles Washington Abbey of South Byron, Fond du Lac Co., WI, and Cora Adella Armstrong of Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI.

Phoebe Elizabeth Abbey was a Government Clerk in Washington, DC, when she died December 20, 1918. Never married.




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Leigh Larson visited Walnut Hill Cemetery on September 17, 2008. Both sides of the same gravestone are shown.

Walnut Hill Cemetery (Baraboo Cemetery)
Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin

Abbey, Phoebe E., b. Aug 20, 1896, d. Dec 20, 1918, s/w Berton Higgins, Section K

Higgins, Berton J., b. Mar 22, 1887, d. Dec 23, 1978, s/w Phoebe E. Abbey, Section K
Higgins, Clarissa B., b. Aug 14, 1887, d. oct 24, 1966, s/w Berton Higgins, Section K
Higgins, Evelyn A., b. Nov 22, 1915, May 16, 1916, s/w Berton Higgins, Section K
Higgins, Lloyd E., b. Oct/Nov 18, 1918, d. Mar 2, 1963, Wis. Sgt., Inf, WWII, s/w Berton Higgins, Section K


Phoebe Elizabeth Abbey was born August 20, 1894, in Milladore, Wood Co., WI.


Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI; Thursday, June 4, 1896

CITY BRIEFS

Dr. Carl von Neupert was at Junction City today in attendance upon the 3 year old daughter of C. W. Abbey, who lives north of that village. She is suffering from the effects of a swelling on the right side, and to save the child's life an operation will be necessary. The operation will be performed tomorrow in Dr. von Neupert's office.


The Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, WI; Saturday, June 13, 1896

CITY BRIEFS

MONDAY

A successful operation was performed by Dr. Carl von Neupert yesterday on the 3 year old daughter of C. W. Abbey of Junction City. The child's side was opened and a quantity of pus removed.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1900, shows C. W. Abbey (age 38) born August 1861 in Wisconsin to English Canadian and English-born parents is a Laborer renting his home and is living in Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 17 years, Cora Abbey (age 33) born September 1866 in Wisconsin to English Canadian and New York-born parents, with all six of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his five children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Maud Abbey (age 14) born June 1885; Samual Abbey (age 7) born August 1892; Phebe Abbey (age 5) born August 1894; Ida Abbey (age 3) born January 1897; and Orin Abbey (age 9/12) born October 1899.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Chas. Abbey (age 45) born in Wisconsin to England-born parents, is a married Drayman, and who rents his home, and living in the 1st Ward, City of Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Cora Abbey (age 38) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents; his son, Sammy Abbey (age 12) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; his son, Oran Abbey (age 5) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; his unmarried daughter, Maude Abbey (age 19) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; his unmarried daughter, Clara Abbey (age 17) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; his daughter, Phoebe Abbey (age 10) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; and his daughter, Ida Abbey (age 7) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents.

In 1908 Charles removed to Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, and farmed south of the city. He was one of the pioneer settlers of Beulah.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 4, 1910, shows Charles Abbey (age 48) was a farmer living in Twp. 142, Mercer Co., ND. Living with him were his wife Cora Abbey (age 42). Also there are five of their six living children: Clara Belle (age 22), who worked in a woolen factory (in Wisconsin); Samuel (age 17); Phoebe (age 15); Ida (age 12); and Oran (age 10). Their daughter Helen had moved away and married H. Oriel Sovereign. Clara B. Abbey (age 22) is also listed as living in Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI on April 20, 1910 as a lodger in the Charles Burdick household. She is a drawer in a woolen mill.

In August, 1911, the Baraboo Business College removed from the Y. M. C. A. building to a flat in the new Gollmar Building on Third Avenue.


The Baraboo Weekly News, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI, Thursday, November 14, 1912

Lydia Schubring, Baraboo; James Fleming, Sandusky; Eddie O'Conner, Reedsburg;, Walter Zauft, Merrimack; Phoebe Abbey, Bismarck, S. D., entered the Baraboo Business college yesterday.


Phoebe Elizabeth Abbey was a member of the Class of 1913 of the Baraboo Business College , Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI.

On July 2, 1914, Charles W. Abbey received a Homestead Land Grant for 160 acres of land in North Dakota, Document No. 0011464.


The Baraboo Weekly News, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI, Thursday, May 11, 1916

CLASS OF '13 HOLDS REUNION

At the home of Miss Agnes Rooney, 408-4th street Saturday the graduates of the class of '13 of the Baraboo Business College. Those present were: Miss Phoebe Abbey, Baraboo

And others.


Phoebe Elizabeth Abbey, ca. 1917. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


The Baraboo Weekly News, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI, Thursday, May 3, 1917

NEW DIRECTORY FOR BARABOO

The 1917-18 Baraboo directory is being delivered to subscribers......

The first name is Mrs. Cora C. Abbey, 604 Grove street, and the last name is Dr. Edward Zicker, 702 Oak strwet.

The first name in the rural route is Phoebe Abbey, route 4, and the last is John Zuch, route 5.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI; Thursday, April 4, 1918

BARABOO

BARABOO, April 4. - The members of the Priscilla club were entertained Monday night by Phoebe Abbey. The time was spent in doing fancy work, followed by the serving of refreshments.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI; Tuesday, June 11, 1918

BARABOO

BARABOO, June 11. - Myrtle Roser and Phoebe Abbey of this city and Catherine Schenkat of North Freedom left Friday for Washington, where they have accepted government positions.


Phoebe Elizabeth Abbey died December 20, 1918, in Washington, DC, at age 24. Phoebe was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI. Also buried there is Phoebe's sister, Clarissa Bolton (Abbey) Higgins, and Clarissa's husband, Berton J. Higgins, as well as other Higgins family members. Her death announcement was published on page 3 of the Washington Post, Saturday, December 21, 1918.


The Washington Post, Washington, DC, Saturday, December 21, 1918

DIED

ABBY - On Friday, December 20, 1918, at Providence Hospital, PHOEBE ABBY, aged twenty-two years. Remains may be seen at the funeral parlors of Ryan & McClelland, 317 Pennsylvania avenue southeast. Interment at Baraboo, Wis.


The Baraboo Weekly News, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI, Thursday, December 26, 1918

Obituary

Miss Phoebe Abbey

Miss Phoebe Abbey died at 8:15 Friday morning at Washington, D. C., where she has been employed several months. The young lady had been ill with pneumonia for some time. Deceased was bookkeeper at the Excelsior creamery before being employed at Washington. She was 22 years of age. Burial at Baraboo.


Phoebe Elizabeth Abbey 1918 Register of Death from the First Presbyterian Church records, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI.


The Baraboo Daily News, Baraboo,  Sauk Co., WI, Thursday, January 16, 1919

Obituary

Phoebe Abbey

The funeral of Phoebe Abbey, who died December 20 at Washington, D. C., where she was in government service, occurred at the chapel of the Baraboo cemetery at 2:30 p. m., December 26, Rev. E. C. Henke officiating, giving the text of Job 23:10; also using the first three verses of  the fourteenth chapter of St. John. Mrs. Mead Simonds and Miss Florence Bates rendered the songs, "My Heavenly Father Knows," also "The Pearly Gates Ajar." The pallbearers were T. B. Towle, Lee Cleveland, Ben Schubring, J. E. Johnson, Orville Veitch and George Higgins. Phoebe Abbey was born August 20, 1894, in Wood county, Wis. She leaves to mourn her loss a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abbey, of Beulah, N. D.; three sisters, Mrs. Orel Sovereign of Caldwell, Idaho, Mrs. B. J. Higgins of Baraboo, Wis., and Mrs. Ira Miller of Beulah, N. D.; two brothers, Samuel Abbey of Phillipsburg, Mont., and Oran Abbey of Beulah, N. D., also many friends by whom she will be greatly missed.

Card of Thanks

To the many friends, the pastor for his comforting words; to the sisters and the bearers, for the many beautiful floral offerings, and to all who in any way assisted us in our late bereavement, we wish to express our sincere thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abbey, Beulah, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Orel Sovereign, Caldwell, Idaho, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Higgins, Baraboo, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Ira Miller, Beulah, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Abbey, Phillipsburg, Mont., Mr. Oran Abbey, Beulah N. D.

"'Tis hard to break the tender cord When love has bound the heart; 'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words, We must from this life part, Dearest loved one, we must lay thee In the peaceful grave's embrace, But thy memory will be cherished "Till we see thy heavenly face.


The Baraboo Weekly News, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI, Thursday, January 30, 1919

C. W. Abbey left Tuesday morning for Fond du Lac and other places to visit friends before going to Beulah, N. D. While here he visited his daughter, Mrs. B. J. Higgins, and attended the funeral of another daughter, Miss Phoebe Abbey. Mrs. Cora Abbey left yesterday for Packwaukee, Wis., where she is spending the winter; also Mrs. Ira Miller and son will go to Packwaukee and Stratford before returning home to Beulah, N. D., after attending the funeral of Phoebe Abbey. Orrin Abbey, also of Beulah, N. D., will remain here and attend business college. He will stay at the home of his sister, Mrs. B. J. Higgins.


Phoebe's death place is mentioned Charles W. Abbey's WPA "Old Settlers Questionnaire" as being in Washington, DC, while serving the government in the Postal Service.