Sunday, May 8, 2011

Harmon Seefers Abe 11-008

  Philip Abe Sons
 Clayton, Herbert, Grover Cleveland
Harmon, Joseph

     Harmon Seefers Abe was (143)born on September 28, 1887 to Philip and Annie Elizabeth (Largent) Abe. He was their sixth child and was born in Mineral County, West Virginia. Family stories say that he was the first to be born on the Philip Abe Farm that joined the original Abe Farm and home place.
     For most of his life he worked as a farmer, whether it was a boy growing up there or later taking over ownership of the family farm. His (145)death certificate seems to imply that he took over ownership of the farm around 1919 from his father about a year before his father died and would work the farm for about the next twenty years. In between his youth on the farm and his later farming life  his (144)WWI Draft Registration Card lists him working for the Western Maryland Railroad as a car inspector. His full time of employment at the railroad is unknown at this time and the year of the draft was about 1916 (derived from his age) as no year is listed. The (147)1930 Census lists him on the farm.
     At the age of 51, his (145)(146)death occurred on June 19, 1939 as a result of multiple injuries from being struck by an automobile. The accident occurred along "Route 28 near Carder's Service Station". He suffered two broken legs and had internal injuries. The accident took place around 10:30 PM as he was walking home.
     He was the last (145)buried in the Philip Abe Family Cemetery located on the farm on June 22, 1939. Others buried there with him are his father, mother, and six younger brothers and sisters. His burial plaque (military issue) lists his name as "Herman" as does his draft registration card. Apparently all of his military records list him as Herman. For some reason he even signs the (144)draft registration card as "Herman". His (143)(145)birth and death records list his name as "Harmon".
     Harmon never married nor had any children.

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