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Dr Edward Payson Abbe

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Dr Edward Payson Abbe

  • Birth 28 Nov 1824 New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 24 Feb 1897 New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 102513657

Edward Payson Abbe, son of Alanson and Eliza W.(Barnes) Abbe, was born in Litchfield, Conn., November 28, 1827. He was fitted for College at Phillips Andover Seminary, and was graduated from Yale in 1848, and
from Harvard Medical College in 1852. The next year he settled in New Bedford,Mass., and began the practice of his profession, which steadily increased, and has been
his life work. He married, May 2, 1854, Mary Hooper, daughter of William G. and Eunice (Hooper) Blackler, of New Bedford. She came from an honored lineage. On
her father's side she was descended from Thomas Gerry, esq., born in Newton Abbot, England, in 1702, and from Madam Elizabeth (Greenfield) Gerry, born in Boston in
1716. These were also the parents of Elbridge Gerry, governor of Massachusetts, and fifth vice-president of the United States. Her maternal grandfather was Hon. Nathaniel Hooper, lineal descendant of Bishop Hooper, of England, and his family has been for several generations prominent in the State.The Abbes' have three children: William, Edward and Mary Hooper. Mrs.Mary Hooper Abbe was a woman greatly beloved. She had great energy of character and strong self-reliance, was an earnest, active, and valued member of Grace (Episcopal) Church. She died December 18, 1881.
Dr. Abbe quietly and without ostentation pursued his profession for thirty-five years, never finding time or inclination to engage in other pursuits.

Republican in his political affiliations, Edward has never cared for official preferment. He honorably served, however, as member of the School Board five years, but has sought honors only in the line of his profession.


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  • Created by: Jim Grasela
  • Added: 23 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102513657
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Edward Payson Abbe (28 Nov 1824–24 Feb 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102513657, citing Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Jim Grasela (contributor 46482783) .