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George Abbot
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1845
Westford
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1910
Pendleton
Umatilla County
Oregon, USA

George Abbot was a member of the Harvard College Class of 1864. The Harvard College Class of 1864 Secretary's Report has the following listing for him: Abbot, George, A.M. 1867. The biographical record extract for him is appended here.

Thanks to Marilyn (Green) Day who provided the following information:

Here's what I have on that family.

George Abbot, b. 17 Feb. 1845 at Westford, Massachusetts, d. 3 Oct. 1910 at Umatilla, Ore. George m. 23 Feb. 1875 at Portland, Me., Elizabeth Taylor Daveis, b. abt. 1854 at Me., who d. 20 Dec. 1937 at Tyron, N.C., dau. of John Taylor Gilman and Francis (Gordon) Daveis. George was listed as a resident of San Francisco, Cal., when he married at Portland, Me. The WA Cat. indicated George “went west.” In 1880, listed as a wool broker, he and Elizabeth were living in San Rafael, Cal. His mother-in-law, Francis Daveis was living with them.

Elizabeth’s death certificate indicated she was a widow, and a resident at the Columbia Hotel, Portland, Me. She was listed in Portland, Me., as a widow, in 1920.

George and Elizabeth are buried in the Western Cemetery, Portland, Me.

Children of George and Elizabeth (Daveis) Abbot:

i) Ethel D. Abbot, b. 18 Dec. 1876 at San Francisco, Cal., d. 5 May 1956 at Portland, Me. Ethel m. 22 Aug. 1905 at Portland, Me., Fritz H. Jordan, b. abt. 1848 at Portland, Me., who d. there in 1921, son of Winthrop S. and Elizabeth S. (Merrill) Jordan. In 1920, Ethel and Fritz were living in Portland, Me. They are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Me.

ii) Gertrude Elizabeth Abbot, b. 9 Aug. 1881 at San Francisco, Cal. Gertrude m. 23 Feb. 1910 at Portland, Me., Henry L. Phillips.

Again, thanks to Marilyn (Green) Day for providing the foregoing information.

The date of death in this memorial is based on the Portland, Cumberland, Maine records for the Western Cemetery. His obituaries indicate that he died Sunday night, which would place the date of his death on October 2. His body was discovered on October 3 and likely is the reason for that date being recorded as the date of death.

The cemetery records also spell his surname as "Abbott" whereas the obituary spells it as "Abbot." "Abbot" also is the spelling on his grave marker. This memorial reflects the spelling as indicated in the in the obituaries and the grave marker.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John William Pitt Abbot (1806 - 1872)
  Catherine Abbot Abbot (1808 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Taylor Daveis Abbot (1854 - 1947)*
 
 Children:
  Ethel D. Abbot Jordan (1876 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  Julian Thayer Abbot (1836 - 1836)**
  Julian Abbot (1837 - 1857)**
  Sophia Elizabeth Abbot (1841 - 1843)**
  George Abbot (1845 - 1910)*
  George Abbot (1845 - 1910)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Western Cemetery
Portland
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Plot: E:2
 
Created by: Charlie Morgan
Record added: Oct 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98709516
George Abbot
Added by: Charlie Morgan
 
George Abbot
Added by: Charlie Morgan
 
George Abbot
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