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Dr Luther Jewett Abbott

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Dr Luther Jewett Abbott

  • Birth 15 Sep 1831 Blue Hill, Hancock County, Maine, USA
  • Death 22 Feb 1900 South Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 8654273

Mr.Abbott is descended from the Old Puritan families of Bancrofts, Adams, and White. He attended Jefferson College in Philadelphia, PA, graduating in 1854 after which he returned to Ohio and entered into medical practice with his father. He moved to Washington County, NE and practiced medicine at Fontanelle, and while residing there was elected to the last territorial legislature in 1867. He was appointed by Nebraska Governor Silas Holcomb to Superintendent of the Nebraska Hospital for the Insane at Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1895. In 1868 he was foremost in organizing the Nebraska State Medical Society, of which he became president in 1876. He served for twenty-five years as a member of the insanity commission of Dodge County, where he had been county physician for most of the time he lived in the county, and for twenty years was a member of the examining board for pensions. In 1882 he was elected Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine in what is now the University of Nebraska at Omaha. An earnest student, he had kept abreast of science of medical discoveries during his lifetime. Husband of Clara Frances Culbertson-Abbott. Known children: Anna, Ephraim, Catherine, Osee, John W., Jane H., Luther J., Edward C., Lewis Keene.

  • Maintained by: Bonnie Maskery
  • Originally Created by: Ruth Moss
  • Added: 19 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8654273
  • Bonnie Maskery
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Luther Jewett Abbott (15 Sep 1831–22 Feb 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8654273, citing Ridge Cemetery, Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Maskery (contributor 47464165) .