Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fearless Females--#3 What's in a Name?

Queen Elizabeth Frederick....how regal is that! Queen is my maternal first cousin twice removed. Born on May 31, 1877 in Indiana, she was the daughter of William Jackson Frederick and Emma Hipkins.


I was able to find this listing of school graduates for Queen and her sister, Edith.


Queen's father was a well known and respected citizen in Garrett, Indiana. He served as mayor for a time. They had a nice lifestyle with a home in Garrett and a summer retreat at Oakwood Park on Lake Wawasee, Indiana. Queen was at her father's bedside during an illness as evidenced in the newsclipping above.


From various newspaper articles that were sent to me, it appears that the Frederick family remained close although separated by distance. There were family reunions and visits to the family homes. Apparently my maternal grand uncle, William Walter Frederick (known as Walter) was a visitor to his uncle William Jackson Frederick's home in Garrett, Indiana and was close with his cousin Queen and her sister Edith. The newspaper clipping above shows that the two girls took a train to Youngstown to be with Walter when he became ill, only to arrive to late as he died from typhoid fever on February 24, 1899.

On October 26, 1901 in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, she married Charles Henry Abell. Two sons were born to this union; Charles Frederick Abell, born on November 8, 1909 in Garrett, DeKalb County, Indiana and William Frederick Abel, born on December 5, 1914 in Garrett, DeKalb County, Indiana. William died two years later and is buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana.

Charles Henry Abell was gainfully employed in Garrett as a coal merchant. He served on numerous town committees and events. The family had a summer home in Rome City, Indiana on Sylvan Lake where they entertained family and friends. On May 28, 1928 at the age of 48 and was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana.

Photo used by permission of Kennetta Lemon

Queen died on 15 Jan 1978, at the age of 100 at Marion, Grant County, Indiana. She is buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana along with many family members.

-Queen Elizabeth Frederick Abell on Find A Grave
-Biography of Queen's father, William Jackson Frederick

© 2011, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser

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