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George W. ABBOTT

Woodlawn - Sioux Falls Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

ABBOTT, GEORGE W., was born in Sandwich, New Hampshire, October 10, 1858. His father was a farmer, and the subject of this sketch was reared on the farm and knows what farm work is from experience. He was educated at the public schools and at the high school and Phillips Academy at Exeter, New Hampshire. At the age of twenty he went to Colorado as Sec. for a mining expert, and remained there until removed to Dakota in 1882. He settled in what is now McIntosh County, North Dakota. He helped organize the County, and was its first superintendent of schools. He was also appointed postmaster at Ashley, and was the first Postmaster in McIntosh County. During this time he had a cattle ranch and was also engaged in merchandising. In 1887, he sold out his interest and removed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and engaged in the furniture and hardware business until 1891, when he removed to Sioux Falls and became a general manager of the Co-operative Loan and Savings Association of that place. He occupied that position until September, 1894, when he resigned, and organized the Union Savings Association of Sioux Falls, and since then has devoted his time in promoting the interests of this Association and its general manager. Mr. Abbott is an active, energetic businessman and an enterprising and respectful citizen.

History of Minnehaha County South Dakota
D.R. Bailey 1899

Contributed on 7/17/10 by 9katz
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Submitted: 7/17/10 • Approved: 12/7/15 • Last Updated: 12/10/15 • R65470-G0-S3

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