George Edward Abel Jr.

Brief Life History of George Edward

When George Edward Abel Jr. was born on 15 August 1886, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, George Edward Abel Sr., was 20 and his mother, Mary Ellen Shelley, was 21. He married Charlotte Hunter on 3 October 1906, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 3 August 1943, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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George Edward Abel Jr.
Moneta Almo Jolley
Marriage: 17 May 1921
Jewel Abel
Joyce Abel
Eddus Abel
Ann Abel
Kent Jolley Abel

Sources (56)

  • Geo Edw Abel, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • G Edward Abel, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • George Edward Abel, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, French, Spanish, and Polish; Slovak (mainly Ábel) and Czech (also Ábel): from the Biblical personal name Abel, Slovak Ábel, which was used in continental Europe from the sixth century. After the Norman Conquest it was introduced to England and Scotland, where it had a brief currency in the 12th and 13th centuries before being revived in England after the Reformation. In the Book of Genesis Abel is a son of Adam, murdered by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1–8). In Christian tradition he is regarded as a representative of suffering innocence. The Hebrew form of the name is Hebel (Latinized as Abel), from a vocabulary word meaning ‘breath’.

German: from the personal name Abel, a pet form of Albrecht .

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

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George Edward Abel

He drove a stagecoach that was pulled by white horses. He took the people that worked in the mines up the mountain each morning to do their mining, and then went up to pick them up every evening to p …

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