Henry Wilburn “Harry” Abbott, Sr

Henry Wilburn “Harry” Abbott, Sr

Birth
New York, USA
Death 9 Mar 1942 (aged 81)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Almedia, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 77890093 · View Source
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Son of Rebecca (Williams) and William Abbott, born in December 1860 in New York.

Married on April 7, 1889 to Ray (Rae) Fisher, daughter of Rebecca (Reyka)(Buxbaum) and Aleck Fisher in Manhattan, New York. Ray Fisher was born in January 1865 in Maryland. Her parents were both born in Germany.

Children:
Harry, born March 1894 in New York
Olive V., born April 1896 in Pennsylvania
Alexander William ("Bud"), born 2 October 1897 in Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey
Florence ("Flora"), born June 1899 in New Jersey

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NY Times, March 10, 1942
ABBOTT—Harry, in his eighty-second year, on March 9, at the Hotel Coolidge, 47th St., New York, loving father of Olive, Florence, Betty, Bud and Harry Abbott and devoted brother of Charles Abbott. Funeral services will be held at the Baker Funeral Home, Bloomsburg, Pa., on Thursday, March 12, 2 P.M. Interment Credeling Cemetery, Alameda, Pa.

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NY Times, March 11, 1942
Bud Abbott's Father Dies at 81
Harry Abbott, father of Bud Abbott, stage and screen comedian of the team of Abbott and Costello, died here Monday night in the Hotel Coolidge, 131 West Forty-seventh Street, at the age of 81. A one-time advance man for Barnum's Circus, he also had been an actor, theatre manager, and carnival producer. Beside the comedian, he leaves another son, Harry Jr., three daughters, Olive, Florence and Betty, and a brother, Charles Abbott.

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Gettysburg Times:
Espy, Pa., March 11 (AP)—Funeral services will be held in this Columbia county community for Harry Abbott, 87-year-old pioneer showman and father of Screen Comedian Bud Abbott. He died in New York City Monday. The elder Abbott was an advance man for the old P. T. Barnum circus, an actor, carnival producer and theater manager. His son at Hollywood was fearful that picture work would prevent his attendance at the burial services.


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  • Created by: Melinda Gould
  • Added: 9 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 77890093
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Wilburn “Harry” Abbott, Sr (Dec 1860–9 Mar 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 77890093, citing Creveling Cemetery, Almedia, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Melinda Gould (contributor 47017402) .