Arthur H. Abbott. - As a leading lawyer of Gouverneur, where he has successfully engaged in practice for almost
35 years, Mr. Abbott is prominent throughout St. Lawrence County. He was born at Fowler, St. Lawrence County, June
7, 1873, the son of J. Henry and Harriet R. (Phillips) Abbott.
J. Henry Abbott, deceased, was a native of Fowler, born in 1840. He was well known as a wool manufacturer at Hillsboro,
N. Y., being identified with J. H. Abbott & Company. He later sold his factory interests and became a wool
broker. He died July 20, 1923, and his wife, who was born at Gouverneur, died Aug. 20, 1906. Both are buried at
Gouverneur. Their children were: Emory W., deceased; Morton P., lives at Rumford, Me.; and Arthur H., the subject
of this sketch. Mr. Abbott was a Republican.
J. Henry Abbott was the son of Emory W. and Hannah (Pickit) Abbott. Both were born in St. Lawrence County, at Hopkinton,
and Fowler respectively. He was a manufacturer of woolen goods and also owned several large farms in this section.
Both he and his wife are buried at Gouverneur.
After his graduation from Gouverneur High School, Arthur H. Abbott attended Potsdam Normal School. He completed
work there in 1893 and spent the following year in the office of his uncle, the late Judge Vasco P. Abbott. In
1896 Mr. Abbott was graduated from the Albany Law School, and until 1897 was established in practice with Judge
Abbott. Since 1897 he has engaged in private practice. Since 1899 Mr. Abbott has also been Justice of the Peace,
and he has held the office of police justice since 1920. During the World War he was chairman of District Draft
Board No. 3.
In 1901 Mr. Abbott was united in marriage with Miss Bertha M. Clapp, the daughter of Allen and Lillian (Deveraux)
Clapp, natives of St. Lawrence County, both now deceased.
Mr. Abbott is a Republican and is affiliated with Gouverneur Lodge, F. and A. M. No. 217; Gouverneur Chapter, R.
A. M.; Gouverneur Commandery, K. T.; and Media Temple.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932