Cumberbatch Family History

Albert Percival Abraham

Male 1876 -


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  • Name Albert Percival Abraham  [1
    Born 20 Apr 1876  Allegan County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Paper Maker  [1
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I8117  Cumberbatch
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2016 

    Father Thomas Abraham 
    Mother Sarah Colbert 
    Family ID F2549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ada Brewer,   b. 28 Jan 1873, Childerley, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1917, Flint, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1894  Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Divorced 1907  Ada Brewer Abraham, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Leonard James Abraham,   b. 17 Jan 1897, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1961, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Bernard Charles Abraham,   b. 10 Mar 1900, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1910, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     3. Gladys Elsie Abraham,   b. 7 Sep 1902, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1981, Plainwell, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Eva May Abraham,   b. 11 Mar 1905, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F2545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Apr 1876 - Allegan County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1894 - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 1907 - Ada Brewer Abraham, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • A handwritten copy of the talk Albert gave, along with a Kalamazoo Gazette clipping with photo of the men attending the event, with Albert in the foreground.

      "1876 to 1849 (sic) Feb 1st
      Albert Abraham

      "I gave this talk at The first Banquet for the Old Newsboys of Kalamazoo Feb = 1949.

      "Now I Came to Kalamazoo from Chicago, Ill = Sept 16th 1883. Kalamazoo was a Small Village at That Time. The Kickpoes Indians used to sell Their Kickapooer Herbs on the Oxbow land This was on The South Side of East-Main between The 2 Wooden bridges over the Kalamazoo River and The Portage Creek. This land was used for small Anamall Shows. Also The Dead water was used to Skate on in winter and Summer for fishing for Krockies & bull-head fishing at Night. Now on the North Side of Main Street between The bridges was a large Grist Mill Burned in the 1880

      "I attended The North-West St. in 1887 Room 4 Miss Russell, Now Mrs Claud Oakley I also went Frank St. School. Miss Britten Teacher. I became a News boy 1884 The Kalamazoo Gazette was Published in the Mornings The Kalamazoo Telegraph and Kalamazoo Herald was Published in The After-Noon. In the morning if you wanted to your Paper out in the street Early we had to go down into the Press room and fold as Many as we wanted Then we would Pay One Cent for Each Paper we took out on The Corner of Burdick St. & Main St. where Sam P. Fitgerald had The North-East & West Side of The Street and your Truly had The South-East and South West Side of The Streets. We Never Infringed on Each other, we had our own Custumers and looked after Them In the Morning I Made the C. K.& S. Pasenger Train at 6 Am and The 3 Pm Train going to Hastings and on Sundays The C.K. & S. ran fishing-Trains out to Delton, Cloverdale and Shults for The fisher-Men. you could Take all you could catch also cook as Many as your Party wanted white. at The lake The Train came after us at 5 Pm blowing Their whistle on Their way out to Hastings at 4 Pm and you can see This old fellow carring all he could hold and Wanting More. The Engineers on The Trains was Melvin Mead and Mr. Klose. Now I Will go back to The Happy days as a child selling Paper Corner of Burdick & Main in the 1880 We sold The Papers The Gazittes in The Morning Herald & Telegraph at Night. we had some good Days like Election Days also The big doings like Tearing down The old Wooden Depot in front of where The Depot is now. Pulled down late 1880. Well Sam and yours Truly would go somewhere we could Mak a great holler on The corner make something up That would Sound good to The Men & WomanThat Wanted Gosep. we would holler all about it but read it in Gazette. but if They read it in Gazette We Never saw it and That Sold the Paper. like The Gilmores Puts on the sales to day so My Daughter will be Parked on The first step when They open up for The Sale. Well back to The Newspaper boy. The 5:15 Pm M.C. Train Came in on Time but when They got to Matawone The Engine Broke down. So They Sent word to Kalamazoo for Engine to Pull Train to Chicago. so #204 Switch Engine was Sent to Matawone it started gathering up speed untill it got to West Main crossing. Their stood The old horse-car The only Kind of street car at That Time. No gates at The crossing so The old Driver of The Street car drove up on to The west-bound Track in front of the Engine and 4 Proment woman wer Killed. They wer scattered from Main to Academy Street before The Engine Could be stoped That gave Sam Fitgerald & I The chance to sell The Papers all Night and day you could hear us 2 boys chatter selling Papers but we grew up and Made our way into The World I went into the Paper game in The Bryant and Kalamazoo Paper Co. My Friend Sam P. Fitgerald went into The Cigar Making. Made good by his Early Salesmanship as a Newspaper boy."
      Albert P. Abraham
      604 Ramona Ave.
      Kalamazoo
      Mich.

      Obituary Kalamazoo Gazette
      "ABRAHAM, Albert Percival
      2110 Ramona -

      "Passed away at the residence early Saturday morning. Mr. Abraham was born April 20, 1876 in Allegan County, the son of Thomas J. and Sarah Abraham and has been a resident of the community for 68 years. Mr. Abraham was well known as a paper maker, having been employed as a foreman of the Conversion Plant at the Bryant Paper Company and also at Kalamazoo Paper Co. and the Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company. During World War II, he was employed as the plant policeman at Kalamazoo Stove Company. Those who survive are: the wife, Edna Emily, the daughter, Mrs. Gladys Stephens, Plainwell, one son, Leonard James Abraham, Kalamazoo; two step-sons, Charles A. Jenerou, Manistique, Mich., and Ellwood Huggard, Shelby, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Lizziett Heaton, Arlington, Calif.; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Truesdale Chapel where services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. Dwight Wallack officiating. Interment at Riverside Cemetery."

  • Sources 
    1. [S37] Another Family History Database, Len Kling.