Ann <I>Deague</I> Abbott


Ann Deague Abbott

Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Death 30 Nov 1917 (aged 80–81)
Bendigo, Greater Bendigo City, Victoria, Australia
Burial Bendigo, Greater Bendigo City, Victoria, Australia
Plot Mon C3 Grave Number 7510
Memorial ID 159835993 View Source
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Parents William Deague & Sarah Selwyn

Baptised on 5 Feb 1837 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Married Joseph Henry Abbott JP on 26 Sept 1860 at Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia

Laura Adelaide Abbott [1867–1955]
Annie Mary Abbott [1867–
Joseph Henry Abbott [1869–1946]
Evangeline Abbott [1871–1932]
George Dawson Abbott [1873–1875]

Date of Burial - 1 December 1917

Bendigo Advertiser
Saturday 1 December 1917
At the ripe age of 81 years, Mrs. Ann Abbott, widow of the late Mr. J. H. Abbott, M.L.C., passed peacefully to her rest yesterday morning. The deceased lady was one of the oldest Bendigonians. She was born at Cheltenham, England, and arrived on Bendigo in 1857, and has been identified with the life and growth of the city and it religious and charitable institutions. She occupied the position of Mayoress on two occasions, and assisted the late Mr. J. H. Abbott through his long and useful public career as a city councillor and legislator. She leaves two sons and two dayghters and 12 grandchildren. The eldest son, Cr. R. H. S. Abbott, is at present Mayor of the city and a director of seven important financial companies, whilst Mr. J. H. Abbott is chairman of the Sandhurst and Northern District Trustees Co. and numerous mining companies, and is well known in golfing and bowling circles. The daughters are Miss Eva Abbott and Mrs. A. M. Maling, wife of Mr. D. H. Maling, of the "Argus." Of the grandchildren, five are at the front fighting for the Empire in Europe and German East Africa, viz., Captain R. H. S. Abbott, Captain W. N. Abbott, M.C., Lieutenant K. C. Abbott, Bombardier H. A. Abbott, Gunner G. Maling. The other grandchildren are G. J. Abbott, electrical engineer, Adelaide, J. C. Abbott, Commonwealth Bank, Melbourne, H. Maling, Miss N. and M. Maling, and Miss Inez and Master Alex. Abbott. The deceased was one of the founders and a continuous supporter of the Congregational Church, and was for many years district visitor in connection with the boarding-out of children taken over by the State. She had many, varied, interesting, and amusing experiences. She used to relate the conditions of early Bendigo. She was present at the memorable picnic at Bullock Creek, immortalised in one of Thatcher's songs. She used to relate what a valuable commodity water was at times when it had to be brought from water holes at Marong, and was sold at 10/ a small barrel. Although confined to her residence during the last two years, she maintained a keen interest in political and social happenings, and was especially bright and cheerful as late as Thursday, passing peacefully into the "great beyond," while sleeping, early on Friday morning. During yesterday the flag at the Town Hall was flying at half-mast as a mark of respect and esteem. As indicate above, the late Mrs. Abbott was one of the oldest and most respected members of the Bendigo Congregational Church, Forest-street. Until failing health compelled her to remain at home, she was most regular in her attendance at the services, and took the keenest interest in the work of the church and Sunday school. She was beloved by all who knew her, and rich and poor alike felt that in her they had a true friend. Those who came into closest touch with her during recent years spoke of her splendid Christian faith and her thoughtfulness for others. Weakness of body seemed to fan into a brighter flame the Christian virtues which had always made her life beautiful. She will be sadly missed by relatives and friends, and by the large number of institutions and individuals, who have so richly benefited by her unassuming generosity. Special reference will be made to the death of Mrs. Abbott at the Forest-street Congregational Church to-morrow evening

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 159835993
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Deague Abbott (1836–30 Nov 1917), Find a Grave Memorial ID 159835993, citing White Hills Cemetery, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo City, Victoria, Australia ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47889408) .