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Capt Edward William Abbot

Capt Edward William Abbot

Birth
Steelville, Crawford County, Missouri, USA
Death 23 May 2011 (aged 100)
Burial Steelville, Crawford County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 71495316 · View Source
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Captain Edward W. Abbot, USN (Ret) passed away Monday, May 23, 2011 at the age of 100. He was born in Steelville, MO on November 20, 1910 to Edward H. Abbot and Virginia (Bass) Abbot.

Captain Abbot had been an official resident of El Paso since 1918. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in the class of 1933. He was a career officer in the U.S. Navy until his retirement in El Paso in 1958. He was decorated for eight engagements with the Japanese in World War II. During his service in the Navy, he had command of four vessels, i.e. the battleship USS Tennessee, the destroyer USS Beatty, the fleet tanker USS Canisteo and the heavy repair ship USS Jason. He took part in the search for Amelia Earhart (Putnam) around Howland Island in the Pacific in 1937. He represented the United States at the funeral of King Christian X in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1947 and was a banquet guest of the new King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid at the Royal Palace, Copenhagen. He also took part in the W.W. II surrender process in Osaki, Japan in 1945.

He is survived by cousins in Missouri and California.

Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.

A graveside service with full military honors was held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Steelville Cemetery and was interred alongside his mother, the late Virginia B. Abbot, a long-time resident of El Paso.

Honored to be casket bearers were members of the Patriot Guard.



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  • Created by: Mary D.
  • Added: 16 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71495316
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Edward William Abbot (20 Nov 1910–23 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71495316, citing Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Crawford County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Mary D. (contributor 47307780) .