Frances Lorene Abell

Brief Life History of Frances Lorene

When Frances Lorene Abell was born on 10 November 1906, in Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri, United States, her father, John Jasper Abell, was 23 and her mother, Nora Tom Cogdill, was 23. She married Ralph Earl Whitby on 5 June 1932, in Buhl, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States. She lived in Cooper Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Buhl, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1920. She died on 13 May 1997, in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Unknown Island, Western Australia, Australia.

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Ralph Earl Whitby
Frances Lorene Abell
Marriage: 5 June 1932

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  • Frances L Abell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frances Abell, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Frances Whitby, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.


Twin Falls County was founded 21 February 1907.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English and Norwegian: variant of Abel .

Altered form of German Abel .

History: Robert Abell settled in Rehoboth, MA, c. 1630.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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