Biography of Wallace Calvin Abbott
Cook County, Il Biographies

ABBOTT, WALLACE CALVIN. - Born at Bridgewater, Vt., Oct, 12, 1857. Son of Luther and Weltha Amelia Abbott. Parents came of old Puritan stock. Both were members of two distinct families of Abbotts. and by their marriage instituted a third. The mother's first known ancestors lived in Plymouth, Mass., but later removed to Vermont. The first known of the father's family was at Concord, N. H. Subject of sketch received his education at the Vei-mont State Normal School, at St. Johnsbury Academy, and in the medical department of Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan. Studied for the profession of physician and surgeon, locating first in Rutland, Vt., while waiting for an opening in the west. Came to Chicago in March, 1886, making his home at Ravenswood. Dr. Abbott is entirely a self-made man. He was born on a farm, and as a boy had few advantages. He never acquired the habit of using tobacco or liquor and feels that much of his success in life is due to his abstemiousness. He paid his own way through college by doing all kinds of work at all kinds cf pay, and left free from debt and in good health. Has been largely engaged in the manufacture of alkaloidal granules and other high-class pharmaceuticals for physicians' use. Has held a number of positions of honor, having been a member of the Rutland County Medical Society, the Chicago Medcal Society, the American Medical Association, and the American Medical Temperance Association. Is examining physician to Court Ravenswood of the Independent Order of Foresters, and is a Freemason. Was married August io, 1886, to Miss Clara Augusta Ingraham, of Sharon, Vt.

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