Individual Details

John Cable

(April 22, 1847 - December 5, 1924)

John Cable was born in Somerset County Pennsylvania, the first child of Jonathan Cable and Eliza Frey. By 1850 the Cable family was in Wisconsin, then in Iowa, they farmed. John was a railroad contractor and is listed as an inventor in his obituary. He married Frances Allen they had a son Chauncey. John died December 5th, 1924 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago and is buried at Peasant Grove Cemetery, headstone not yet found summer 2020


BirthApril 22, 1847Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Census1850Jefferson, Green, Wisconsin, United States
Census1880Edson, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States
Census1885Haven, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States
MarriageFebruary 13, 1890Ramsey, Minnesota, United States - Frances E. Allen
Census1910Seattle, King, Washington, United States
ResidenceJune 5, 1917Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
DeathDecember 5, 1924Cook, Illinois, United States
BurialDecember 8, 1924Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Floyd, Iowa, United States
OccupationRailroad contractor


SpouseFrances E. Allen (1848 - 1901)
ChildChauncey Jerome Cable (1891 - 1973)
FatherJonathan Cable (1807 - 1895)
MotherEliza Frey (1823 - 1857)
SiblingChancey J. Cable (1850 - 1910)
SiblingWilliam Smythe Cable (1852 - 1926)
SiblingSarah Cable (1855 - 1912)
SiblingViolletta Cable (1857 - 1942)