Another old and respected citizen has crossed the Great Divide.Philo Abbott died at his residence on Tenth Avenue, South, Sunday morning at 6 o’clock.His death was the result of infirmities, incidental to old age. Mr. Abbott was born in Hopkinton, N.Y., March 22, 1815.When a young man he engaged in railroad work as a contractor for the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain railroad.Then he engaged in clerical work and for many years was station agent at many points throughout northern New York.In 1879 he left Ogdeneburg with his family for Greeley and was employed here in the freight office of the Union Pacific railway until about six years ago when the infirmities of age compelled him to desist from active life. Some time ago he lost the sight of one eye and about a year ago the sight of the other eye departed leaving him in physical darkness.Then his hearing failed him.Norwithstanding these afflictions he retained his physical and mental strength to an unwanted degree.A fortnight ago he experienced a partial stroke of paralysis, which hastened his end. Phil Abbott was a quiet unobtrusive man, a good citizen and neighbor.He had the esteem of all who knew him, and was looked up to as a man of integrity and character. Those left to mourn his demise are the faithful wife who for over 55 years was helpmeet and friend to him; two sons Eugene H.Abbott, for years a resident of this city and agent for the Union Pacific and Denver & Gulf railways; another son William P .Abbott, a former citizen of Greeley, but now a resident of Denver; four daughters Mrs. Sylvia McRoberts, Mrs. M. P. Henderson, Mrs. A.A. McDonald and Miss Ellen L. Abbott, all residing here. Mr. Abbott was a consistent and zealous believer in Masonry.Joining the fraternity when a young man, he held many positions of trust and responsibility in the order through life. A short time prior to his death he expressed a wish to one of his daughters that Occidental Lodge No 12, A.F & A.M; of which he was a member, would take charge of his funeral.In obedience to that request, the ledge conducted the last sad rites Tuesday afternoon from the home place and the remains were escorted to Linn Grove followed by a large number of relatives and friends.