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 Sara Jane “Florence” <I>Schooley</I> Abbott

Sara Jane “Florence” Schooley Abbott

Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 26 Jan 1921 (aged 65–66)
Alhambra, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 102483737 · View Source
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Died suddenly January 26, 1921, Alhambra.
Beloved Mother of Mrs. Fred Richardson, San Gabriel and Mrs. W.E. Colvin, N.D.
Interment, San Gabriel Cemetery

Sarah Jane Schooley, was born in August 1855 in Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Her parents with their children had moved from Hocking County, Ohio to Viroqua in about 1854. Later they moved to a farm near Beloit, Kansas and she was married there on March 24, 1872 by Rev. Fletcher to Edward Abbott. They lived for a few years in Kansas, where their daughter, Ada, was born.

Before 1880 they were living in Brant, Wisconsin, where their son Lee and their second daughter Fern were born. Later, they lived in Lodi, Wisconsin. She died in Los Angeles in 1919. Sarah Jane Schooley separated from her husband, Rev. Edward A. Abbott in about 1890. She went to California, where she became a dedicated relief worker with a women's Christian organization.

From this time on, she always used the public name of "Florence Abbott". She traveled with her relief organization up and down the coast of California, writing letters to her daughter from such places as San Jose, Santa Maria, Santa Barbera, and Los Angeles, where she eventually settled. In a few letters, her daughter ask that their regards be conveyed to "Captain Brinckerhoff".
By S.R. Durand

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 102483737
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sara Jane “Florence” Schooley Abbott (1855–26 Jan 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102483737, citing San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by SaMo History (contributor 46602658) .