Abbott, Charles H.

Born: 1823-01-10 Brookfield, Massachusetts

Died: 1868-04-09 Lake Michigan

Flourished: 1855 to 1861 Chicago, Illinois

Charles H. Abbott, who variously went by Charles, Hanson (his middle name), or C. H. Abbott, was a farmer in his native Brookfield, Massachusetts at the time of the 1850 census. Abbott relocated to Chicago by 1855, where he worked as a manufacturer of doors, sashes, and blinds, and as a commercial agent. In 1858 he was elected as a Republican to be alderman for Ward Two of the city, and served in that office until 1860. Abbott moved permanently to Milwaukee about 1861, where he worked as general agent for an iron foundry. He married Susan Bond Homer in 1845, but had no children. While a resident in Chicago, Abbott was a member of a Methodist Episcopal church, and in Milwaukee he attended a Congregational church.

Lemuel Abijah Abbott, Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Mass. ([Boston]: [T. R. Marvin & son], 1906), 1:389-90; Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Provo, UT: Operations, 2011); U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Brookfield, Worcester County, MA, 57; Chicago Daily Tribune (IL), 4 March 1858, 1:2; Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (IL), 24 February 1859, 1:4; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 2, Chicago, Cook County, IL, 125-26; The Chicago Tribune (IL), 10 April 1868, 4:1; Daily Milwaukee News (WI), 8 May 1868, 5:3; Gravestone, Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, MA.