Merced Express, Merced, CA. Saturday Sept. 19, 1914

J.P. Abell Dead

James P. Abell, a well-known resident of Merced county, died suddenly at his home at Livingston last Tuesday morning from heart trouble.
The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, aged 73 years, 2 months and 7 days.

He came to California in 1891, and after a residence of five years in Bakersfield came to Merced and engaged in the lumber business. Eight years ago he moved to Livingston and engaged in fruit raising and for a time was manager of the Livingston branch of the Merced Lumber Company.

He was an upright and honorable man, and many friends will regret his passing.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. Nancy Abell, and three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Landram of Merced, Mrs. Ella Taylor of Fortville, Indiana and Mrs. Clara [Keesling or Koosling] of Castleton, Indiana.
He also leaves a brother, P.E. Abell, of Merced. The funeral will be held in this city Sunday upon arrival of his daughters from Indiana.


Death Certificate, Merced County. Book 3, page 49

James P. Abell
Death date: Sept 15, 1914
Time: 6 a.m.
Age: 73 yrs, 2 months, 7 days.
Sex: Male
Color/Race: White
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Farmer
Birthdate: July 8, 1841
Birthplace: Pa.
Name and birthplace of Mother: Emmaline Murch, Kty.
Name and birthplace of Father: Harmon Abell, ILL
Length of residence at place of death: 9 yrs, 10 months, in CA: 23 yrs, 7 mths.
Place of death: Town of Livingston
Burial date: Sept 20, 1914
Burial place: Masonic Cemetery, Merced
Informant: F.H. Landram, Merced
Cause of death: Internal Hemorrhage, contributory; Arterio Sclerosis.
J.L. Mudd M.D., Sept 17, 1914, Merced

Transcribed by: Alma Stone