Robert Abbott Dies, Ex Policeman Here

Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1939

Retired Sergeant, 73, Stricken With Pneumonia at Seashore Home

Robert T. “Bobby” Abbott, 73, retired Camden police sergeant and brother of William S. Abbott, former member of the Board of Education, died yesterday at West Jersey Hospital after a week’s illness of pneumonia. He had been retired since 1921.

Mr. Abbott became ill at his Summer home at Wildwood Villas and brought to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edna Dunn, 2891 Tuckahoe road, where he made his home. He was removed to the hospital last Wednesday.

Mr. Abbott was appointed to the force in 1899. He was named a sergeant on Jan. 1, 1918, and retired in 1921, after 22 years service, most of which time he spent in East Camden.

Before joining the police force, he was a constable and special officer in the old town of Stockton, now a part of East Camden.

He is also survived by another daughter, Mabel Abbott, of the Tuckahoe road address; another brother James, who is custodian of Woodrow Wilson High School, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Jakaway and Mrs. Florence Pennock, also of this city.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sudler Funeral Home, 60 South Twenty-seventh street. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery.

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