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Frances Martha Abbe (Neal)

Birthdate: (70)
Death: July 24, 1908 (70)
Canton, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David Neal and Calista Lane
Wife of Cleveland Abbe
Mother of Cleveland Abbe, Jr. and Truman Abbe

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About Frances Martha Abbe

Townsend Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of John Townsend, 1743-1821, and of His Wife, Jemima Travis, 1746-1832

Cleveland Abbe, Josephine Genung Nichols

  1. 176 CLEVELAND ABBE (son of 173), Born in New York City, Dec. 3, 1838. Meteorologist in Weather Bureau, Washington, D. C, since Jan., 1871. Was graduated from College of City of New York, A. B., 1857; A. M., same, 1860. At University of Michigan 1858-9. Received degree LL.D., University of Michigan, 1886. At Harvard 1860-4 and received degree B. S. "as of 1864." Assistant, U. S. Coast Geodetic Survey, 186067; U. S. Naval Observatory, 1867-68; Director Cincinnati Observatory, 1868-73. Astronomical Observatory, Poulkova, Russia, 1864-66. Received degree LL.D. from Glasgow University 1896 (Kelvin Jubilee). Was instrumental in introducing the system of weather forecasts now issued by the Weather Bureau. Started the reforms known as "Standard Time Meridians." Editor of the "Monthly Weather Review" and author of many scientific treatises. Special lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and founder of its meteorological library.

Married in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 10, 1870, to Frances Martha Neal, Born Jan. 16, 1844, near Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio. Daughter of David Neal, b. 1783 at Southington, Conn., and Calista Lane, b. 1800 at Burlington, Vt. Died in Canton, N. Y., July 24, 1908, buried in Burlington, Vt.

Children (born in Washington, D. C.):

  1. 177 Cleveland, b. Mar. 25, 1872. Geologist. Graduate of Harvard, 1894; A. M., 1896; Ph. D. Johns Hopkins, 1898. Was acting professor of natural science at Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of Science, 1899-1900. Studied geology in Vienna, Austria, for two years. Was for some years in geological survey. Assistant editor in U. S. Weather Bureau, Washington, D. C. Married at Wolfenbuttel, Brunswick, Germany, Apr. 15, 1903, Frieda Dauer of that place. Child: Ernst, b. in Washington, D. C., Aug. 22, 1905.
  2. 178 Truman, b. Nov. 1, 1873. Physician and surgeon in Washington, D. C. Graduate of Harvard, A. B., 1896; M. D., N. Y. College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1899. Won silver medal for his exhibit of radium at the Jamestown Exposition. Married at Providence, R. I., Apr. 23, 1905, Ethel P. Brown. Child: Truman Waldo, b. June 8, 1906, in Washington.
  3. 179 William, b. June 20, 1877. Patent Attorney in New York City, lives in Plainfield, N. J., graduate of Harvard, 1900; LL.B., Columbia, 1902; LL. M., George Washington University. Married in Wayne, Pa., Apr. 21, 1904, Louisa Hart Howson. Children: (1) Frances Martha, b. Feb. 20, 1905, in Washington, D. C; (2) Charles Howson, b. 1907 (?) in Plainfield, N. J., (3) William Cleveland, b. Oct 20, 1908, in Plainfield, N. J.
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Frances Martha Abbe's Timeline

March 25, 1872
Age 34
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
November 1, 1873
Age 35
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
July 24, 1908
Age 70
Canton, New York, United States
Age 70
Burlington, Vermont, United States