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Vern D ////////// Obituary -- MAJ. SOLON BLOGETT ABBOTT -- 1911 lapaz(View posts) Posted: 18 Dec 2008 6:53PM Classification: Obituary Surnames: Abbott, Collins, Dillingham Los Angeles Times 29 Oct 1911
INDIAN FIGHTER DEAD.
Came to California Sixty Years Ago and Won Renown in Northwestern Wars.
Maj. Solon Blodgett Abbott, who came to California in 1851, after a harrowing voyage around the Horn from New York in a sailing vessel, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. F. Collins of No. 3422 Percy Street at 6 o’clock, last night. He was 78 years old.
Maj. Abbott was one of the pioneer characters of the early West, and gained his title in the Indian Wars in Washington. He was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and the Vermont Pioneers Society. Upon his arrival in San Francisco at the age of 19 years, Maj. Abbott took up the study of architecture. A few years later he moved to Washington where he designed some of the largest lumber mills around Puget Sound,. He often visited California and Los Angeles after moving North, but did not come to Los Angeles to locate permanently until 1899. Since moving here, Maj. Abbott has accumulated considerable property. He retired from active work about ten years ago.
Maj. Abbott leaves a widow, Laura E. Abbott; a daughter, Mrs. B. F. Collins; and two sons, Byron H., and Elam Abbott. He also leaves a step-son, M. E. Dillingham of San Gabriel.