James Abshear

Brief Life History of James

When James Abshear was born on 11 May 1885, in Owsley, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jefferson Jackson Abshear, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Frost, was 30. He married Margaret A Wade on 1 April 1907, in Lee, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Proctor, Lee, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1916. He died on 10 July 1959, in Millersburg, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Abshear
1885–1959
Margaret A Wade
1880–
Marriage: 1 April 1907
Virgil Abshear
1907–1963
Hazel Abshear
1912–1980
Georgia Abshear
1915–

Sources (22)

  • James Abshear, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Abshear, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Jim Absher, "Kentucky, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1892 · The Radio is invented

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Variant of Abshire .

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

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