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Philip S. Abbott
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Birth: unknown
Death: 1896
Banff
Alberta, Canada

Fell One Thousand Feet.

WINNIPEG, Aug. 5 -

Mr. Abbott, a prominent railroad man of Boston, fell over a precipice 1,000 feet high while mountain climbing in the Rockies. He was dashed to pieces. He was a member of a distinguished tourist party from Boston and New York and has relatives in Milwaukee.

Austin Daily Herald; Austin, Minnesota.
August 5, 1896, Page Four.

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MILWAUKEE SHOCKED

By the News of the Death of Philip Abbott.

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. 5. -

The news of the tragic death of Philip Abbott was a terrible shock to his relatives and friends in this city. Mr. Abbot, who was a great student of geology and who was passionately fond of mountain-climbing, left Milwaukee on July 25, in company with Prof. C.C Fay, of Tufts College, Cambridge; C.S. Thompson, a railroad friend, of Chicago, and another friend, whose name is know known here. The object of the trip was to climb the mountains about Banff, and they were to make headquarters at Laggan, which is 34 miles west of Banff Hot Springs, and about 856 miles west of Winnipeg, in the heart of the Rockies. They expected to make excursions from that point at intervals for a few weeks, and it was upon one of these perilous journeys that Mr. Abbott met his death. The deceased was 29 years of age and was the eldest son of Edwin H. Abbott, who for many years has been at the head of the Wisconsin Central Co. and is at present its president.

While in college and the law school, Mr. Abbott stood in the front rank. He graduated from Harvard college and Harvard law school, with the very highest honors, and at the head of his class in each department. He was among the literary men in the school, and had charge of the Harvard Monthly, one of the important publications of the law school, and was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review, the most coveted honor given to a law student.

The Saint Paul Globe; Saint Paul, Minnesota.
August 6, 1896, Page Four.
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Recovered Abbott's Body.

WINNIPEG, Aug. 7. -

A dispatch from Laggan states that the body of Philip S. Abbott of Milwaukee, who was killed on Monday by falling from a cliff, has been recovered and will be taken to Boston for interment. When Abbott met his death he was making the first ascent of Mount Lefroy by its western side.

Austin Daily Herald; Austin, Minnesota.
August 7, 1896; Page One. 
 
Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: Cemetery Unknown.
 
Created by: dm wms
Record added: Jul 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94434511
 

 
 
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