|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1912|
Rock Island County
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 1936|
Donald Abbott information at the Nebraska State Historical Society website.
Born at Moline, Illinois on October 6, 1912, Donald Hickson Abbott moved to Beatrice, Nebraska with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Abbott. He attended school in Beatrice and played cornet in the band. In 1925 he took second place in the cornet solo contest at the state high school music competition. The Abbotts moved to Lincoln in 1926 where Donald attended the 26th and O Street Junior High School and then Lincoln High. He graduated from Lincoln High School on June 6, 1930.
Immediately following graduation from Lincoln High, Abbott joined a group of musicians and played on an ocean liner to Europe. They played various concerts in France and Belgium before returning to the United States at the end of the summer. Abbott then moved to Santa Ana, California, where he joined his mother and grandmother, Mrs. Marietta Philleo. Abbott's mother had recently moved there and opened a tea room and restaurant. Once there, Donald Abbott attended Santa Ana Junior College. As of 1931 he was playing with Everett Hoagland and his Troubadours ("direct from Hollywood, California").
(Above information from Nebraska State Historical Society website)
Charles B Abbott (1865 - 1938)
Bertha Abbott (1877 - 1951)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
Plot: Col. of the Graces, Dahlia Terrace, Lot 0, Space 11644
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Oct 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99186833