Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Abram Wolfe, 1855 - 1907

OK, so this really isn't a tombstone, but it's not an obituary, either. Abram/Abraham Wolfe was the eighth and youngest child of William C. Wolfe (1820-1855) and Melinda Jane Smallwood Wolfe Peden (1823-1875), my third great-grandparents on my maternal grandmother's side. In fact, he was born almost two months after his father died, on May 30, 1855. He was raised by his stepfather, William Peden (born 1830), and spent most of the early years of his life in the community of California, in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

He married Emma J. Hoak (1869-1917) in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on April 25, 1895. The 1900 census shows them living in Pittsburg in the same county, with son Elmer O'Neil Wolfe (1896-1964). His occupation is shown as "steamboat mate."

I had heard that Abram had drowned, but did not know the circumstances.  A Google search on "abram wolfe drowned" pulled up the Reports of the [United States] Department of Commerce and Labor from 1909:

He died March 24, 1907, but I don't know if or where Abram is buried.

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  1. You find the most amazing stuff...even if it is a little sad.

  2. Not all sad, Tracy. I just finished compiling a list of all of William C. Wolfe's descendants (that I could find) and have found some more interesting things to post about - if only I can find the time! Maybe during Spring Break...