Myron Abel, farmer, Ensley Township, section 25, was born in the State of New York, August 24, 1830. His parents, Ira and Almira (Hines) Abel, were natives of Connecticut, where they were married and resided some time, after which they removed to New York. They went back to Connecticut and afterward went to Ohio. Ten years later they came to Michigan, went thence successively to Nebraska and Illinois, and returned to Michigan. On the route back to this State an accident occurred to the train by which it was thrown from the track, and the father was instantly killed. The mother is now residing in Newaygo County.
Mr. Abel was the eldest son and the main dependence of the family, which part he maintained until he was 37 years old. He has been engaged in agriculture nearly all his active life, and in his younger days, associated with his father, engaged to a considerable extent in burning charcoal. In the State of Illinois he spent ten years working farms on shares. He came to Michigan in 1865 and bought 160 acres of land on section 25, in Ensley Township, and has since purchased 120 acres on section 7. He has placed 60 acres under improvement. Mr. Abel in independent in politics.
He was married in Lowell, Kent County, April 21, 1867, to Sarah, daughter of Wilkes and Huldah Lamberton, natives of the State of New York. Mrs. Abel was born July 14, 1833, in Canada. Of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Abel, four children have been born: Edward C., and Edith C. (twins), Aug. 13, 1869; Louisa M., Sept. 16, 1871, and Robert H. who died when he was 20 months old.
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