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 Elizabeth Swift <I>Nye</I> Abbe

Elizabeth Swift Nye Abbe

Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Apr 1863 (aged 40–41)
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Burial Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 78237572 · View Source
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Daughter of Gideon Nye (#77879388) and Sylvia Smith Hathaway (#77879846), she married Dr. Burr Reeve Abbe (#14627429) in Fairhaven, Massachusetts on July 24, 1855.
Their known children:
Elisabeth S. (#14627357), b.1856, d. 1899, m. Richard Wright
Thomas (#88609957), b.1859, d.1949, m. Katharine Cowles Whittlesey
She died after being rescued from a shipwreck and was buried in Hong Kong. Her memorial there states "Saved from the wreck of the "Hotspur" on February 19th, exposure for many days in an open boat proved fatal to her, already weakened by long illness."

Note: per Find A Grave policy I have removed the link to her parents and submitted them to be linked to her burial memorial #94121350.


Died in China
1812 Gideon 1888
1818 Clement D. 1867
1820 Thomas S. H. 1848
1822 Elizabeth S. 1863
Sons and daughter of Gideon & Sylvia H. Nye
This stone was erected by their sister H. M. Nye

Gravesite Details This is a cenotaph. See memorial # 94121350 in Hong Kong Cemetery





  • Created by: D J Pimentel
  • Added: 11 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78237572
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Swift Nye Abbe (1822–4 Apr 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78237572, citing Acushnet Cemetery, Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by D J Pimentel (contributor 47148697) .