FATHER: John Ables
BIRTH: 12 Aug 1838, Guernsey Co., OH
DEATH: 15 Feb 1913, Norton, Norton Co., KS
BURIAL: 17 Feb 1913, Norton, Norton Co., KS, Norton Cemetery
One person reported that Nancy Ables was from Norton, Arkansas, it is possible that she was from Norton, KS since that is where it is reported that her husband, James, died. (Note: Subsequent information from Chrissie Drommer confirmed that she lived in Norton, KS.)
OBITUARY: Nancy Ellen Ables [Henthorn] was born, August 12, 1838 in Guernsey County, Ohio and moved with her parents when about four years old to Washington County, Pennsylvania. She was married on August 23, 1857 to James Henthorn of Washington County, Ohio. To this union ten children were born, seven of whom are still living: John W. of Blue Springs, Nebraska; W.D. of Estacada, Oregon; J.M. of Easton, PA; I.P. of Coyle, Oklahoma; and Pemma J. Ooton, Mary Thea Hubbard, and Jettie May Drommer, all of Norton, Kansas. All were present at the [death] of their mother except, J.M., of Easton, Penn.
In 1885, the family moved from Butler County, Iowa to Norton County, Kansas locating 7 1/2 miles northeast of Norton in Emmett township, where they continued to live until 1905, when they sold the farm and moved to Norton.
Mrs. Henthorn died at the home in this city on, Feb. 15, 1913, aged 74 years, 6 months, and 3 days.
Besides the children named she leaves a husband, one brother, and one sister, both living in Ohio, 29 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She became a Christian at the age of 12 or 13 years, and has always lived a Christian life.
For years Mr. and Mrs. Henthorn were faithful in trying to build up the work at Highland school house, and since coming to Norton they have been in constant attendance and service in the church as long as their health permitted.
We lay her away firm in the faith and assurance of a resurrection unto eternal life through Christ our Lord.
Richard E. Henthorn
7 November 2014