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DeWitt, Abel Alexander, Jr., 1865-1953

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1865 - 1953

biographical statement

Abel Alexander DeWitt, Jr. (1865-1953) was a farmer and pioneer.

Abel Alexander DeWitt Jr. was born on October 1, 1865 to Abel Alexander DeWitt, Sr. and Margaret Miller Watson DeWitt. He was born in Cottonwood, Utah. He moved to Arizona to help create establishments for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Caroline Skousen and married her in 1855. She died in 1906. He remarried Ruth Leila Kempe in 1911. He worked as a farmer and served a mission to the midwestern United States in 1901-1903. He died on May 18, 1837.

Citation:
Ancestry.com, accessed May 6, 2013. (Abel Alexander DeWitt, Jr., b. 1965.) (born October 1, 1865, born in Cottonwood, UT; moved to Arizona for establishments for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; died May 18, 1837.)

FindAGrave.com, accessed May 6, 2013. (married Caroline Skousen in 1855; she died 1906.)

MSS 8196; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; BYU; Provo, UT. (born to Abel Alexander DeWitt, Sr. and Margaret Miller Watson DeWitt; remarried Ruth Leila Kempe in 1911; worked as a farmer; served a mission to the midwestern United States in 1901-1903.)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Kempe family diaries

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 8196
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries belonging to the Kempe and DeWitt families. Includes a diary of Christopher Jensen Kempe about his missions, time in the Detroit penitentiary, and marriages. Also contains diaries of Abel Alexander DeWitt, Jr. about his mission from 1901-1903. Finally, contains an autograph book and diary of Ruth Leila Kempe DeWitt as well as a short biographical history of her descendendants and ancestors. Dated approximately 1860-1996.

Dates: approximately 1860-1996