Stillwater Valley News
15 July 1931
Abraham L. CABLE
The following obituary of a former resident was published in the Madison, Kansas, News, and was sent to this paper by W. S. Marlin, a friend and classmate of Mr. Cable. It will be interesting to the relatives and friends of the deceased.
Abraham Lincoln Cable was born March 13, 1861 in Covington Ohio, and departed this life at Toronto, Kan, June 15, 1931 at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 2 days.
He graduated from the Covington high school at the age of 17 years. He came to Madison, Kan. in 1881 where he secured a position with the Santa Fe Railway company as agent which position he held for 27 years.
He was united in marriage to Hattie M. Thornton December 27, 1891. To this union two children were born, Marlin and Helen Cable.
He was elected county treasurer of Greenwood county in 1906, serving two terms, later working in the First National bank at Eureka Kansas. He moved with his family to Toronto, Kansas, in August 1913 where he was cashier of the Toronto State Bank for 17 years.
He united with the M. E. Church at Eureka in 1910 and has been a faithful and loyal member. He has been a member of the Masonic lodge since 1885. Also Past Master of Madison, Eureka and Toronto lodge and Past Patron of Eureka and Toronto O.E.S. Chapters. He was Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge of Kansas in 1916 and a member of the M. W. A.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, his son, J. M. Cable, daughter Helen Cable and one grandson, Maurice Mar[l/t]in, of Toronto. Two sisters Angie Finfrock and Mrs. Alice Shuman of Covington, Ohio, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Toronto, Kan. June 17, 1931, conducted by Rev. J. H. Bishop, of Thayer, Kansas, assisted by Rev. F. S. Ditto, of Toronto, Kansas, and interment was made in No. 8 cemetery at Madison. The Masonic lodge of Toronto took charge and the Masonic ceremony was conducted by Clay Robertson of Gridley.
Link, as he was known to his many friends, came to Madison fifty years ago and, although having lived part of this half century in Eureka and Toronto, he always called Madison his home. His friends here have watched his public career from its beginning with interest. And with great admiration they have rejoiced in his successes and hoped for him even greater honors.
In the business world he spared himself no labor. When duty called he was punctual in his attendance to matters of business. Thus proving himself a very efficient, faithful and true representative as a public servant. Acting as agent for the Santa Fe for 27 years, filling the trustworthy position as county treasurer, and his last work as cashier of the Toronto state bank, created for himself a career unquestionable as to honesty and proved the admiration of his friends. He was true to his sense of personal honor, standing firmly on his convictions of what he thought to be the right, he was blessed with a rare and gifted mind, made brilliant by clean thoughts and long years of contact and honorable contact with intelligent people. Plain and unpretentious of manner, abounding in human sympathies, a lover of mankind and a lover of his country. He studied civic and religious questions with avidity and discussed them with intelligence.
Abraham Lincoln was a son of John Cable 1820-1873 of Montgomery County who came to Miami County in 1829 and settled on Harrison Creek in Newberry Township. His mother was nee Fanny Whitmer 1823-1920
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