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William Russell "Will" Abbey was born January 9, 1880, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, and died November 20, 1958, in Superior, Douglas Co., WI, at age 78. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. He is the son of Isaac Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, and Mary L. Allen of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Never married.




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William Russell "Will" Abbey was born January 9, 1880, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 19, 1880, shows Isack Abbey (age 30) born in Canada is a Furnace Worker living in Williamstown Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him are his wife Mary (age 22) born in Wisconsin of New York parents, as well as their children Alvin (age 5), Cora (age 4), and William (age 5/12). All the children were born in Wisconsin.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on July 4, 1900, shows Mike Abbey (age 54) born May 1846 in Unknown to unknown-born parents is a widower living in Carson Twp., Portage Co., WI. Living with him is his unmarried daughter Viola Abbey (age 20) born April 1880 in Wisconsin to unknown-born parents, and his unmarried son William Abbey (age 18) born August 1881 in Wisconsin to unknown-born parents, who is a day laborer.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows William Abbey (age 26) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents is an unmarried Day Laborer Boarding in Weston Twp., Marathon Co., WI.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 17, 1910, shows William Abbey (age 30) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and New York-born parents is an unmarried Trimmer at a Lumber Mill living in Weston Twp., Marathon Co., WI. He is a Boarder in a hotel run by Harry B. Stoddard.

The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows William Russell Abbey (age 38) born January 9, 1880, is unmarried and Farming for Rudolf Carl Schmidt in Topaz, Ontonagon Co., MI. He has medium height, medium build, blue eyes and light hair. His nearest relative is Isaac Abbey, 921 N. 5th, Superior, WI.


   

William Russell Abbey's WWI Draft Registration Report.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 5, 1920, shows Harry S. Armstrong (age 49) is a Watchman at a Shipyard and is living at 618 Hammond Avenue, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Also living there are: his wife, Florence Armstrong (age 37) born in Wisconsin; son, Sylvernus Armstrong (age 16) born in Minnesota; and daughter, Hazel Armstrong (age 10) born in Wisconsin. William Abbey (age 39) is an unmarried Teamster at a Wholesale House. Leigh Larson note: William is living with his married sister, Florence (Abbey) Armstrong, and her family.

William Russell "Will" Abbey was a Laborer for the Great Northern Railroad.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1940, shows William Abbey (age 60) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and having completed 5 years of School, is an unmarried W. P. A. Laborer and is lodging in the 4th Ward, Superior, Douglas Co., WI.

The WWII Draft Registration Report dated April 27, 1942, shows William Russell Abbey (age 62) born January 9, 1880, in Oakfield, WI, is unmarried and Not Working, and is living at 426 Banks Avenue, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. He 5' - 10" tall, weighs 150 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair.


   

William Russell Abbey's WWII Draft Registration Report.


William Russell "Will" Abbey died November 20, 1958, in Superior, Douglas Co., WI, at age 78. Cause of death was acute coronary occlusion. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas Co., WI.