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     Of unusual ability in the line of his work as well as possessing the qualities which win and retain the friendship of those with whom he comes in contact, Dr. Abbott is rapidly making for himself an important position in his field of action in Point Richmond, Contra Costa county.  A native of Seneca county, Ohio, he was born October 5, 1874, a son of Abram Lorenzo and Calena (Titus) Abbott, both natives of Tiffin, where they now reside.  Of their three sons and three daughters, the only surviving ones are Clark L. and a daughter.

     His father being a farmer, Dr. Abbott received a practical training along agricultural lines, while at the same time he acquired a common school education.  Intent upon a successful study of the profession of medicine, in 1891 he entered the University of Heidelberg, from which institution he was graduated five years later with the degrees of B.S. and M.S.  He then entered Rush Medical College, of Chicago, Ill, and after his graduation, in 1900, he came to California and in San Pablo first engaged in the practice of his profession.  In August, 1902, he came to Point Richmond and opened up a general practice, while at the same time he acts as the Santa Fe Railway surgeon and physician for this district.  Two evenings each week are given over to lectures on physics at the Physicians and Surgeons' College of San Francisco.  A student in every sense of the word, and interested beyond everything else in the advancement of his profession as well as his professional abilities, the doctor bids fair to become a physician of renown and to occupy a position of great importance in the medical world.

     In 1901, in Ohio, Dr. Abbott was united in marriage with Nellie Rule, a native of that state.  In his fraternal relations the doctor is associated with the Free and Accepted masons of Greenspring, Ohio, the U.P.E.C., and Ancient Order of Foresters, the two latter of San Pablo; Woodmen of the World, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Point Richmond.  Politically he adheres to the principles advocated in the platform of the Republican party.





Transcribed 9-14-16  Marilyn R. Pankey.

ญญญญSource: History of the State of California & Biographical Record of Coast Counties, California by Prof. J. M. Guinn, A. M., Pages 1324-1325. The Chapman Publishing Co., Chicago, 1904.

2016  Marilyn R. Pankey.







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