James Abell (1900 - 1972)

A photo of James Abell
James Abell
1900 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
James Abell was born on August 20, 1900. He died in July 1972 at 71 years old. We know that James Abell had been residing in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania 17325.


James Abell Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of James Abell, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Abell family.

Most Commonly Known Name

James Abell

First name


Middle name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases




James Abell was born on


James Abell died in

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for James.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of James Abell?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is James's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was James a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania 17325


Did James finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did James attend?


Share what James did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of James's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did James serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different James Abell?
View other bios of people named James Abells
Back to Top

James Abell Family Tree

James's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Abell family tree.

James's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
James Abell
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

James's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of James Abell. Below are potential family photos that share James's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of James during various points of his life


Share Memories about James

What do you remember about James Abell? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that James is remembered.

James Abell Obituary

This obit of James Abell is maintained by James's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

James Abell passed away in July 1972 at 71 years old. He was born on August 20, 1900. There is no information about James's family or relationships. We know that James Abell had been residing in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania 17325.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of James Abell

1900 - 1972 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during James's lifetime

In 1900, in the year that James Abell was born, artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1934, at the age of 34 years old, James was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1947, he was 47 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1952, he was 52 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1972, in the year of James Abell's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

Other Biographies

Other James Abells

James H Abell
Born: around 1921
Oregon, United States
James D Abell
Born: around 1921
Missouri, United States
James M Abell
Born: around 1919
United States
James E Abell
Born: around 1915
Illinois, United States
James C Abell
Born: around 1917
Illinois, United States
James O Abell
Born: around 1926
United States
James C Abell
Born: around 1918
Kentucky, United States
James E Abell
Born: around 1923
Ohio, United States
James L Abell
Born: around 1921
Kentucky, United States
James H Abell
Born: around 1915
Kentucky, United States
James E Abell
Born: around 1921
Kentucky, United States
James G Abell
Born: around 1926
District Of Columbia, United States
James F Abell
Born: around 1920
United States
James L Abell
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
James H Abell
Born: around 1919
United States
James W Abell
Born: around 1919
Illinois, United States
James I Abell
Born: around 1923
Kentucky, United States
James W Jr Abell
Born: around 1929
United States
James K Abell
Dec 18, 1925 - Dec 2, 2011
James E Abell
Sep 9, 1923 - Aug 16, 2007

Other Abells

William L Abell
Oct 13, 1908 - Nov 18, 1992
Oxnard, CA
Bernice A Abell
Jul 13, 1903 - Oct 26, 1997
Warren Center, PA
Ethel Abell
Mar 23, 1883 - September 1972
Elizabethtown, PA
Anna Abell
Dec 1, 1889 - January 1977
Girard, PA
George Abell
Mar 18, 1899 - March 1986
Wysox, PA
Rose Abell
Oct 2, 1913 - December 1986
Norristown, PA
Pasqui Abell
Nov 5, 1913 - May 1984
Clairton, PA
Rose Abell
Apr 28, 1894 - October 1982
Freda Abell
Jul 7, 1880 - May 15, 1966
Langhorne, PA
Rachael L Abell
Apr 18, 1931 - May 14, 2008
Louisville, KY
William J Abell
May 20, 1931 - Dec 4, 2001
Levittown, PA
Robert L Abell
Oct 19, 1975 - Sep 6, 1996
Madeline M Abell
Dec 13, 1917 - May 17, 1993
Saint Cloud, FL
William Abell
Sep 20, 1941 - Jan 17, 1995
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Dewitt Abell
Aug 15, 1896 - September 1983
Alhambra, CA
Luciene M Abell
Dec 17, 1922 - February 1993
Paducah, KY
Frank Abell
Jun 18, 1895 - February 1976
Haddonfield, NJ
Margaret M Abell
Jul 5, 1944 - May 22, 2005
Brian T Abell
Oct 14, 1981 - Aug 19, 1997
James Abell
Jan 24, 1912 - July 1971
Los Angeles, CA

Other Bios

Charles S Ream
Jan 27, 1920 - Oct 24, 1988
Spring Grove, PA
Helen Gladfelter
Oct 27, 1899 - January 1976
Felton, PA
Richard E Pyle
Jan 31, 1914 - Jul 17, 2005
West Chester, PA
Angelo N Card
Mar 23, 1923 - Nov 12, 1995
State College, PA
Mary Blouse
Feb 3, 1900 - October 1979
Dover, PA
Wilmer M Jones
Apr 26, 1907 - Jul 22, 1990
George Kenney
May 31, 1913 - August 1972
Eleanor v Hallett
Mar 11, 1922 - Dec 19, 2009
Dover, PA
Romaine A Uffelman
Sep 22, 1921 - Jan 29, 2005
Hanover, PA
Byrd O Poff
Sep 17, 1885 - Oct 14, 1988
York, PA
Marie Mckinney
May 24, 1908 - August 1985
Dillsburg, PA
Laurence Johnson
May 30, 1920 - October 1979
Paul Hall
Jul 4, 1905 - July 1978
Stewartstown, PA
Ida Smeltzer
Sep 24, 1888 - November 1985
Dallastown, PA
Lloyd E Rummel
Apr 28, 1921 - Apr 14, 2005
Hanover, PA
Charles L Willis
Nov 21, 1918 - Dec 24, 2010
Lilesville, NC
Florence Seibert
Sep 17, 1922 - November 1987
Pottstown, PA
Arthur C Adams
Jul 13, 1920 - Sep 11, 2005
York, PA
John Chatman
Apr 24, 1900 - March 1977
Baltimore, MD
Charles Crim
Jul 31, 1920 - July 1970
Success Stories from Biographies like James Abell
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.