ABBOTT, ABBIT, ABBET, FARRIS, FERRIS,SWEET,BAGGETT,BEONO,ROSSETI,BLOOME
STILL TRYING TO FIND INFO ON ELLA FERRIS - WHEN/WHERE BORN, WHEN/WHERE DIED AND NAMES OF PARENTS
THIS IS WHAT I KNOW:
Ella Ferris married Charlie Abbit on December 26, 1899 in Hardin, Texas
When they married, Ella already had 2 sons, Charlie Sweet born Nov. 1895 in Texas and Wilson Sweet born June 1897 in Tx. They are listed as Charlie's stepsons. Ella born March 1877 in Texas and parents born in Louisiana. In 1910, Charlie & Wilson are adopted by 2 different Baggett families in Louisiana.
Charlie Sweet and Wade James Abbott (from Ella and Charlie Abbott's marriage) later reconnect.
Charlie Sweet is living outside Lufkin, Tx and convinces Wade Abbott to buy the farm next to him when Wade retires from the Houston Police Department. Wade buys the property a year or so before his retirement and begins to work on the place. In 1966 Wade and his wife and 2 of his children retire there. On September 22, 1966 Wade dies there. His wife, Frances, stays with the children until the children move to Houston for college and work. Frances keeps the place and comes and goes often until her death in August of 1999. Charlie Sweet is later found in death records as April 18, 1897 - Dec. 1, 1972 age 75 died in Lufkin, Tx. (so what is his correct birth date?)
Charlie Abbott & Ella have these children that I have found (the family only knew of Mae until I found the other two online). (1) Wade James Abbott (Feb. 19, 1901 - Sept. 22, 1966 buried next to Frances in Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston, Tx. On Find A Grave (2) Stella Edna Abbott (Dec. 1, 1901 - Jan 7, 1970) Stella married Joseph Beono from Italy. They had Josephine Beono, John Beono and Ella Beono. They lived in Dallas, then NY and then back to Dallas. Stella and Joe are buried in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Tx. (3) Florence Elizabeth Abbott (born February 25, 1905 - May 16, 1984-died in Clearwater, Florida ) Florence married Anthony Rossetti on Dec. 10, 1918 in Harris County, Tx. Florence married at age 14 and had 3 girls and 1 son. Florence & Joe's daughters are Elizabeth & Nancy Rosseti. Florence & Joe lived in Texas, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and Florida. At one point both Stella and Florence & their husbands lived together in Dallas. Which makes me think they may have been adopted together.
(4) Della Mae Bloom (1902 - 1983) My husband remembers visiting an "Aunt Mae" Bloom who was married to Earl Bloom. They lived in Liddel, Tx. I couldn't find any info on Mae until I came across Della Mae Abbott. Edward Earl Bloom Sr. died in 1970. My husband and his family didn't know about Stella or Florence. There may be more children, I don't know. What I do know is that Ella Abbott died and the children were adopted. Wade James Abbott was adopted by James and Lena Maxey in Houston. Thus Wade used both Maxey and Abbott. Wade changed his name back to Abbott some time after 1936, when James Maxey died. In the 1930 census Wade and his first wife, Emma Wheat and their children are listed as Maxey. In the 1940 census Wade and his family are listed as Abbott. At some point Wade also reconnected with his father, Charlie Abbott. Charlie Abbott remarried on Dec. 12, 1909 to Clarrissa Catherine Crist (Feb. 2, 1886 - June 1966). They had several children all listed in the above messages. Charlie and Cathy are buried next to each other in Patterson Cemetery, Patterson County, Tx. They lived in Malakoff which is 43 miles from Tyler, Tx. This means that Ella died between 1905 and 1909 and I am assuming Tx. but possibly Louisiana. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF THIS FAMILY OR WHEN ELLA FERRIS ABBOTT WAS BORN AND DIED, PLEASE CONTACT ME. MY HUSBAND, KEN ABBOTT, IS THE SON OF WADE ABBOTT AND GRANDSON OF ELLA & CHARLIE ABBOTT. THANKS SO MUCH. MARTHA firstname.lastname@example.org