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 Mary Lillian <I>Fitzgerald</I> Abbott

Mary Lillian Fitzgerald Abbott

Nebraska, USA
Death 14 Nov 1920 (aged 35)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 11792835 · View Source
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Formerly Miss Lillian Fitzgerald of Lincoln - Death Follows Breakdown

Mrs. Chauncey Abbott of Omaha, who was formerly Miss Lillian Fitzgerald, of Lincoln, and prominent in social circles here until her marriage several years ago, died at her home in Omaha Sunday morning after suffering two years from a nervous breakdown. She was about 35 years old.

She had been spending the summer in Colorado accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald, of Lincoln, who was called back home two months ago by the tragedy of her brother, M. C. Kelly, who with his wife was killed when their automobile was struck by a Burlington train in Greenwood.

Since her return, Mrs. Fitzgerald has been occupying the Kelly home, 3400 Randolph Street. She was called to Omaha Sunday by her daughter's death.

Mrs. Abbott's husband, Chauncey Abbott, is prominent in Nebraska business and social activity and is vice president of the Omaha flour mills. The family home had been in Schuyler until Mr. and Mrs. Abbott moved to Omaha three years ago.

Mrs. Abbott is survived by her husband and a son eight years old; her mother and three brothers, Paul Fitzgerald of Colorado; and John and Ed Fitzgerald; and an aunt, Mrs. Ode Rector of Lincoln.

The body arrived in Lincoln Monday afternoon and was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Rector. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral, Fourteenth and K Streets.

Source: Lincoln Daily Star, Monday, November 15, 1920, Pg 7, Col. 4

A heavy cloud of sorrow spread over Schuyler last Sunday afternoon when the sad intelligence announcing the sudden death of Mrs. Chauncey Abbott, Jr., of Omaha, was received. It was first announced that death was due to a nervous breakdown from which she was suffering for a period of two years.

Later it became known that she committed suicide. Her body was found in the bathroom of the Abbott home at Omaha, Sunday noon, by her husband, when he climbed a ladder and broke in the bathroom window. The body was partly clothed and a revolver was still clutched in the hand. The right temple has been pierced by a bullet. Attempts were made to supress the cause of death.

Mrs. Abbott was formerly Miss Lillian Fitzgerald of Lincoln. The Abbott family made their home at Schuyler for many years and three years ago they moved to Omaha where Mr. Abbott became vice president of the Omaha Flour Mills.

The deceased is survived by her husband and an eight-year-old son. She was buried at Lincoln where her parents reside.

source: Colfax County Press

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11792835
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Lillian Fitzgerald Abbott (30 Apr 1885–14 Nov 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11792835, citing Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Susan Petersen (contributor 46605423) .