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John Stewart ABEL

Male 1895 - 1971  (75 years)


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  • Name John Stewart ABEL  [1
    Born 13 Dec 1895  Parimaribo, Surinam, Dutch Guiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jul 1971  Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • (Living names removed) ABEL Services: Private funeral services have been held for John Stewart ABEL, 75, of 5910 Encina Rd., a retired engineer who died Sunday in a local hospital after a sudden illness. A native of Paramarlbo, Dutch Guiana, Mr. ABEL was born in 1895 and moved to the United States in 1896 with his family. He attended school in Boston and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1916 with a degree in civil engineering.

      After two years as a captain in the Royal Flying Corps, he worked as a supervising engineer for United Engineers and Constructors for 20 years in the U.S. and South America. From 1944 to 1960 Mr. ABEL was the chief engineer for Weyerhaueser Company in Tacoma, Wash. A member of the American Association of Civil Engineers, the American Association of Mechanical Engineers, the Newcomer Club, and the Royal Society of Arts in London, Mr. Abel served for 10 years on the Washington Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Engineering Examiners.

      He is survived by his wife, Merle, whom he married in 1923; son, a daughter, and five grandchildren. Welch-Ryce Associates were in charge of arrangements. Friends may remember the Heart Assn., 18 La Arcada Ct.
    Buried Goleta Cemetery, Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Plot: Section 1 North. He is buried beside his wife.
    Notes 
    • He was the son of John Smith ABEL and Isabella PELLS. [1]
    Person ID I5785  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2015 

    Family Martha Merle NORSWORTHY,   b. 7 Nov 1898, Virden, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1991, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1927  Virden, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. John Stewart ABEL,   b. 2 Jun 1928, Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sheila Marie ABEL,   b. 28 Jul 1931, Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 2001, Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F1501  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    ABEL
    ABEL

    JOHN STEWART ABEL
    1895 - 1971
    MERLE ABEL
    1898 - 1991


  • Sources 
    1. [S676] Personal communication.

    2. [S281] Vital Statistics - California, U.S.A.

    3. [S217] Newspaper.

    4. [S109] Civil Marriage Registration.


  

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