California Genealogy and History Archives
Civil War Veterans
CPL: ABRAM L. MEEK, Civil War Veteran of Monterey County and the “California Column” in the 2nd California Cavalry, in Company “F”.
Abram L. Meek was a pioneer in California. He came to the state in 1850 and mined till 1859. When the Civil War broke out, he eventually joined the Union Army. His service dates are: Enlisted out of San Francisco on July 30, 1862 and was mustered out at Fort Crook, CA. on July 6, 1865. His rank at the time of discharge was Corporal. After the discharge he lived in Contra Costa County working in merchandising, then later the same in Colusa County. He arrived in Monterey County in 1874 – he engaged in Agricultural pursuits near the Salinas River and San Miguel Canyon. Later he turned his endeavors to the Hotel business in Santa Rita. His wife was Lottie Leech of Amador County, California. They had two Children – Thomas & Etta. Abram L. Meek died in Santa Rita. He is buried at the IOOF Cemetery on Abbott Street, Salinas, Ca. He was a member of the James Blair Steedman, GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Post #56 based out of Salinas, California.
(Salinas Daily Index Sept 23,
The remains were interred in I.O.O.F. cemetery. The pallbearers were Chas Metcalf, W. H. Clark, John Joy, Dan McDougall, F.W. Schroeder and Mr. Van Toat.
MEEK, ABRAM L. (1822 -1916) IOOF
“Garden of Memories” Cemetery
He is widely known as a man of strict integrity and of genial manner all during his long life.
He was married march 8, 1866, to Miss Lottie Leech, of Ione, Amador county, California. She is a native of California and came to this State with her parents when she was quite young. They have a son and daughter, Thomas and Etta. The latter is now Mrs. Dr. Long of King City.
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|Researched and Compiled by :
Timothy P. Reese, PCC of Salinas , CA. & Robert L. Nelson ,PCC. of
Santa Cruz.CA. Both members of the “Sons of Union Veterans of the
Civil War”. Department of California & Pacific. Camp Abraham
Lincoln # 10. The Reese-Nelson CWV-MC Data Base