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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 342


D[aniel] C. ABARR, deceased, was one of the pioneers of Ringgold County, and was born February 15, 1828, in White County, Illinois, son of John and Rhoda ABARR. He was reared a farmer, and obtained his education in the common schools. In 1856 his mother and one of his brothers removed to Whiteside County (his father having died in 1830), where they resided until 18__, then came to Ringgold County and located in the eastern part of Clinton Township. He was married August 13, 1861, to Miss Ann M[aria] POOR, daughter of Alvin POOR, a prominent pioneer of Ringgold County. He located on the home farm where the family now reside, in 1871, the farm having been improved by his father-in-law.

Mr. and Mrs. ABARR have had twelve children - Cordelia A., Silas W., Curtis E., Mary E. EDWARDS, Milage Lester, Alice Belle, Harland, Effie, Alvin, Ralph, Gertie, and Addie May who died at the age of sixteen months. Mr. ABARR was a man of industrious habits and good morals, and always took an active interest in any interprise that pertained to the welfare of the community.

He died April 13, 1882, leaving a wife and eleven children to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and kind father. Mrs. ABARR resides on the old homestead, which contains 230 acres of well-cultivated land. She has a comfortable, well-furnished house, where the family have all the comforts of a good home.

NOTE: Daniel C. ABARR was interred at Fairview Cemetery, Ringgold Couty, Iowa. According to cemetery transcriptions, he died on April 12, 1882. Anna Maria (POOR) ABARR was born September 16, 1844, and died January 22, 1932. She was interred at Fairview Cemetery.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 342, 1887.

WPA Grave Survey

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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