Biography of Frank A. Abbott


Abbott, Frank A., Buffalo, is descended from Timothy Abbott, a lieutenant in Col. Samuel Herrick's regiment of Vermont troops in the Revolutionary war, and a greatgrandson of Seth and Sophia (Starkweather) Abbott, who came to Erie county about 1808. From Seth Abbott the hamlet of Abbott's Corners in the town of Hamburg derives its name, he being an early tavern keeper there. His son, Chauncey Abbott, born in 1809, married Mary Smith, and their son, Seth A. Abbott, born at Abbott's Corners in 1832, still resides there, having served as justice of the peace, constable, collector, and justice of sessions. Seth A. Abbott was married in 1857 to Ruth Ann Perrine, who was born in Jackson, Mich., in 1840. Their children are George S., William H., Frank A , John P., and Mary E. Frank A. Abbott was born at Abbott's Corners, Erie county, April 14, 1865. attended the district schools, and in 1886 was graduated from the Hamburg Academy. During the next four years he pursued a full course at Cornell University, from which he was graduated in 1890, being valedictorian of his class, and receiving the Stewart L. Woodford prize in oratory, his subject being "The Quaker as a Reformer." He then came to Buffalo as a law student in the office of Fullerton, Becker & Hazel, and in 1892 he was admitted to the bar. Since then he has been actively and successfully engaged in the practice of his profession, forming in 1893, with John R. Hazel, the present well known law firm of Hazel & Abbott. Mr. Abbott is a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the University and Independent Clubs, and the Buffalo Orpheus.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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