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Frank A. Abbott, 08/23/1941

Frank A. Abbott

FRANK A. “CHICK” ABBOTT was born June 2, 1896 in Camden NJ to Italian parents, Antonio and Arsola Abbatto. An athletic youth, he enjoyed boxing, and considered boxing, but did not turn pro. He received several minor league contract offers, but elected to stay close to home, and stuck to semi-pro ball with several clubs in and around Camden. By 1915 he had married Florence Smith, and had fathered two of his eight children. He was then working as a plasterer in the home construction industry, a common trade in the days before the manufacture of sheet rock. The Abbott family then lived at 919 South 4th Street in Camden, they later moved to a home at 346 Cherry Street in what was then Camden’s 5th Ward. Frank Abbott would reside in this home the rest of his life.

Camden City March of Dimes Campaign

Completion of the Camden City volunteer organization which will distribute 1500 can containers to business houses throughout the city for the 1954 March of Dimes was announced today by City Commissioner Aaron, Camden County chairman.

CAMDEN PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR ABBOTT had his day Thursday. It was his birthday and more than 100 friends helped him celebrate it at a party at Vasco's Third and Pine Streets. Left to right, front row are Mrs. Lena Rago, Democratic Committee-woman of the fifth ward; Abbott and Mrs. Abbott; standing, former Prosecutor Gene R. Mariano, Anthony M. Lario, city prosecutor, and Dominick Lombardo, former deputy sheriff.

100 Friends Honor Director Abbott At Birthday Fete

Public Works Director Abbott had a birthday Thursday and more than 100 of his friends and associates helped him celebrate it at a surprise dinner.