Curtis Augustus Abbott, M.D. b. 1869

Dr. Curtis Augustus Abbott, to whom has been accorded a liberal patronage during the years in which he has engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Oskaloosa, was born in Athens county, Ohio, in 1869. His father, William Abbott, was born in Athens county, Ohio, and died in 1876, at the age of fifty- seven years. He removed to Kentucky when his son Curtis was but three years of age and although a blacksmith by trade he followed the occupation of farming for a long period and during the last few years of his life was a merchant in Caner county, Kentucky. An earnest Christian man, he held membership in the Methodist Episcopal church and took an active and helpful interest in its work. His political support was given to the republican party. In business affairs he possessed keen discernment and enterprise and became well-to-do. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Mary Coleman, was born in Ohio and died in 1900, at the age of seventy-four years. She, too, was an earnest member of the Methodist Episcopal church. In their family were twelve children, six sons and six daughters, all of whom reached adult age, and in the course of years represented various occupations. By a former marriage the father had had two children and one of these, James Abbott, was a soldier in the Union army during the Civil war. Dr. Abbott attended school in Kentucky and at Valparaiso, Indiana, where he pursued his more specifically literary course. He afterward entered the Kentucky School of Medicine, at Louisville, in 1889, and was graduated in 1893. He took up post-graduate work in 1897 and spent one year in the Kentucky University, at Louisville. He also spent a year as interne in the post-graduate school in Chicago, and thus added to his theoretical knowledge broad practical training and experience. Following his graduation from the Kentucky School of Medicine he entered upon the practice of his profession at Beacon, Iowa, where he remained for four years, and in 1900 he came to Oskaloosa, forming a partnership with Dr. John F. Swarens under the firm style of Abbott & Swarens. This relation was maintained until February 20, 1906, and Dr. Abbott is now practicing alone. On the 19th of August, 1903, the Doctor was married to Edith Allen, who was born in Illinois in 1879, a daughter of David and Adelaide Allen. The father was a farmer and mine superintendent. Dr. and Mrs. Abbott have one child, Maxine, born December 28, 1905. They hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal church and occupy a very enviable position in social circles. Dr. Abbott votes with the republican party and has fraternal relations with the Knights of Pythias lodge, while in the line of his profession he is connected with the Mahaska County Medical Association. In his practice he is meeting with well deserved success, having carefully prepared for his profession and bringing to his work a sense of conscientious obligation which enables, him to ably perform each day's duty.


from Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa by Manoah Hedge The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1906

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