Marshall L. Abbott, 1854-
From American Series of Popular Biographies. Massachusetts Edition. This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston: Graves & Steinbarger, 1891.
MARSHALL L. ABBOTT, proprietor of the Dorchester Ice Company, is a worthy representative of the self-made men of our times, having attained success in his line of work by persistent industry and wise management. He was born July 27, 1854, in North Berwick, Me., which was also the birthplace of his father, Sylvester W. Abbott.
Mr. Abbott spent the days of his boyhood and youth on the parental farm, and acquired his early education in the common schools of his native town. In 1875 he embarked in the ice business in Charlestown, Mass., with an uncle, whom he afterward succeeded, remaining in Charlestown ten years. In 1885 he bought out the business of King & Coleson, ice dealers in Dorchester, and has since built up a large and profitable trade. To meet the demands of his numerous patrons he now cuts twenty-four thousand tons of ice per annum, and is running twelve ice wagons, his business being one of the most extensive in his line in this section of Suffolk county. Fraternally, he is a member of Faith Lodge, A.F. & A..M.,* of Charlestown; is a Royal Arch Mason; and likewise belongs to the A.O.U.W.**
On November 23, 1887, Mr. Abbott married Miss Nellie E. Hall, daughter of William P. Hall, of Charlestown, Mass. Three children have been born of their union; namely, Lawrence, Louis Marshall, and Ruth H.
*A.F. & A.M. Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
**A.O.U.W. Ancient Order of United Workmen.
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