Corinne Afton Abercrombie

b. 21 October 1877, d. 1972
  • Corinne Afton Abercrombie was born on 21 October 1877 in Walker County, Texas.
  • Leonard Anderson Abercrombie and Lavinia Afton Chilton appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Corinne Afton Abercrombie, Lavinia Chilton Abercrombie, Ella Hadyn Abercrombie, Frances Amelia Abercrombie, William Chilton Abercrombie and Leonard Anderson Abercrombie.
  • The following appeared on 21 April 1901 in The Dallas Morning News: (Fort Worth, April 20) The following order was made today:
         General Order No. 13 -- The Major General commanding takes pleasure in announcing that he has appointed Miss Corinne Afton Abercrombie of Houston, Tex., as sponsor for the division of Texas for the general reunion at Memphis, Tenn., May 28, 29 and 30, and that she is entitled to and shall receive all that honor, respect and courtesy due such position from the chivalry of the Southern Soldier.
         Miss Corinne Afton Abercrombie is hereby authorized to appoint such maids of honor to attend hert at such reunion as she may select and will notify these headquarters of the appointments made by her.
         By order of K. M. Van Zandt, Major General Commanding.
         S. P. Greene, Adjutant General and Chief of Staff.
  • She married Gentry Waldo circa 1902.
  • Corinne Afton Abercrombie became a widow at the August 1934 death of her husband Gentry Waldo.
  • The following appeared on 20 December 1937 in the El Paso Herald-Post: Mrs. Haydn Abercrombie Lewis died today at a local hospital. She was 73 and had lived in El Paso 13 years.
         Mrs. Lewis is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hannnon Cook; another daughter, Mrs. George W. Morrel and a son Leonard Lewis.
         Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at St. Clement's Church, Rev. DuBose Murphy officiating. Arrangements have not been fully completed. The body is at Peak-Hagedon Mortuary.
         Surviving Mrs. Lewis also are three sisters: Mrs. Mary Finch, of Pasadena; Mrs. Gentry Waldo of Houston; and Mrs. Robert Lovett, whose husband is chairman of the board of the Union Pacific railroad.
  • Corinne Afton Abercrombie died in 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • She was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2012

Family: Gentry Waldo b. 26 September 1874, d. August 1934