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Dr Luther Jewett Abbott
Birth: Sep. 15, 1831
Blue Hill
Hancock County
Maine, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1900
South Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Mr.Abbott is descended from the Old Puritan families of Bancrofts, Adams, and White. He attended Jefferson College in Philadelphia, PA, graduating in 1854 after which he returned to Ohio and entered into medical practice with his father. He moved to Washington County, NE and practiced medicine at Fontanelle, and while residing there was elected to the last territorial legislature in 1867. He was appointed by Nebraska Governor Silas Holcomb to Superintendent of the Nebraska Hospital for the Insane at Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1895. In 1868 he was foremost in organizing the Nebraska State Medical Society, of which he became president in 1876. He served for twenty-five years as a member of the insanity commission of Dodge County, where he had been county physician for most of the time he lived in the county, and for twenty years was a member of the examining board for pensions. In 1882 he was elected Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine in what is now the University of Nebraska at Omaha. An earnest student, he had kept abreast of science of medical discoveries during his lifetime. Husband of Clara Frances Culbertson-Abbott. Known children: Anna, Ephraim, Catherine, Osee, John W., Jane H., Luther J., Edward C., Lewis Keene. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nicholas Abbott (1799 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Frances Culbertson Abbott (1835 - 1911)
 
 Children:
  Anna Elizabeth Abbott Collins (1855 - 1893)*
  Henry N. Abbott (1856 - 1869)*
  Ephraim B. Abbott (1858 - 1878)*
  Osie Maria Abbott (1863 - 1946)*
  John William Cruikshank Abbott (1864 - 1940)*
  Jane Harter Abbott (1868 - 1938)*
  Luther J. Abbott (1871 - 1914)*
  Ned Culbertson Abbott (1874 - 1960)*
 
 Sibling:
  Luther Jewett Abbott (1831 - 1900)
  Jane Fairbanks Abbott Harter Dimock (1841 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ridge Cemetery
Fremont
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 19, 2004
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