|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1850|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 1904|
A sad accident, with fatal results, occurred at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at a point three and one-half miles north of St Anthony, when Mrs Orrin Abbott, wife of a well known retired merchant of St Anthony, was thrown from a carriage driven by her husband, and met instant death. There were four occupants of the carriage and two escaped injury by jumping before the horses got under much headway. Mr Abbott was quite badly bruised but not seriously injured.
Mr and Mrs Abbott, their daughter, Mrs John Evans of St Anthony, and Mrs Edward Bartine had driven to the Dunn settlement six miles north of St Anthony, early Saturday afternoon, going to attend the funeral of Mrs James E Dunn, whop dropped dead a few days ago as the result of an attack of heart failure. The party was returning home when the accident occurred. Mrs Abbott was sitting with her husband on the front seat, when the ring of the neckyoke broke, allowing the tongue to drop. This so frightened the horses that they started running. Mrs Bartine and Mrs Evans jumped, but Mrs Abbott remained with her husband, not attempting to leave the carriage. The horses ran a distance of about eighty rods before the tongue struck a bank, throwing the buggy into the air and overturning it. Mrs Abbott alighted on the right side of her head, breaking her neck. The accident all happened during the course of a few moments, and the fatality was so sudden that the other occupants of the buggy hardly realized what had actually happened. The body of Mrs Abbott was soon afterwards removed to her home by friends.
The death of Mrs Abbott has cast a gloom over the entire town of St Anthony, where the deceased was well known. Mr Abbott and Mrs Abbott have made their home in St Anthony for many years, and have many friends. Mrs Abbott leaves aside form her husband, six children: Mrs Evans, Miss Anna Abbott and Messrs Otto and Robbin Abbott reside in St Anthony, Mrs George Simon, another daughter resides at Manchester and Mrs Lottie Irvin lives in Pasadena, California. A brother, Mr Starr, lives in Kansas City and has been notified of his sister's death by telegram. A sister of the deceased, Mrs L O Garber, resides in this city.
Mrs Abbott's funeral was conducted this afternoon at 1:30 from the Christian Church at St Anthony, Rev Edugene Curliss of Whitten, assisted by Rev W H Scott of this city, officiating. Interment was in the Illinois Grove Cemetery.
Monday, November 7, 1904 Evening Times Republican
Orrin Jehiel Abbott (1848 - 1932)
Harry M. Abbott (1874 - 1947)*
Johanna Lucretia Abbott Price (1880 - 1965)*
Illinois Grove Cemetery
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