Exquisite Abernathy House was center of culture

The Palm Springs International Jazz Festival will bring a joyous celebration to the valley May 14 and 15, 2022, as part of the Oasis Music Festival.

His similarly named cousin was making national news a few years before James Logan Abernathy decamped from Kansas and moved to La Jolla, California, with his wife, Zemula.

The Abernathy family of Kansas City was prominent and prosperous. Way back in 1856, James L. Abernathy and his siblings William and John founded Abernathy Brothers Furniture, a wholesale and retail furniture business in the thriving city on the Kansas side of the Missouri River. James was the most distinguished of the three brothers, having attained rank of lieutenant colonel in the Civil War and serving as mayor of Leavenworth for having banking and insurance concerns. Understandably, many of his descendants were named after him.

As the family was notable, all their doings, parties, occasions and nights on the town were newsworthy. So years later in 1938, when Carolyn Ridemour Abernathy filed an injunction with the court to stop her ex-husband James Logan Abernathy from marrying Chicago socialite Caryl Nicholson, the sister-in-law of actor and producer Orson Welles, it was front page stuff.

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