Thomas B. Abercrombie, youngest son of T. B. and Mary Abercrombie, was born May 19, 1854, near Brighton, Iowa. In 1857, he with his mother and two sisters, moved to Illinois, where he grew to manhood, near Doddville and Brooklyn. His father died when he was only two months of age.
His mother died in Brooklyn, Ill., in August, 1895. One sister, Mrs. Nancy Lantz, of Brooklyn, Ill., was with her brother during his sickness and death. Mrs. T.B. Abercrombie died in Weldon, Iowa, February 26, 1904. Mr. Abercrombie died May 22, 1915, in Weldon, Iowa, aged 61 years and two days.
On September 2, 1878, he was united in marriage to Edith Chapman; five children were born to this union, namely, John D., Mansell D., Mary C., Laura D., and Mabel E., all living except Laura, who died in infancy. Mansell, Mary and Mabel were with their father during his sickness and death. John, who lives in Montana did not reach home until after his father had passed away.
In 1884, he with his wife, joined the M.E. Church in Plymouth, Ill., and he retained his membership there until his death. Mr. Abercrombie was a good business man, and held offices of trust and was honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellowmen. He hated deceit and fraud. He was an ardent Republican. The community has lost a good citizen, the church a valued member, the children have lost an indulgent father. The bereaved have the sympathy of the entire community.