Fred Walter Abbott, C. E.
Local ID #: ABBOT-FW
King, Moses. Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians. New York: Blanchard Press, Isaac H. Blanchard Co., 1901.,
Born in Chicago, IL, the son of Arthur Augustin and Ella Maria (Heffron) Abbott, Fred Walter Abbott, an engineer associated with several prominent architectural firms in Philadelphia, gained his early education in Chicago public and private schools. By 1898, however, he was in Philadelphia and employed by the firm of Sax & Abbott, with whom he remained until 1914 when he moved to the architectural office of Horace Trumbauer. In 1918 he became assistant general manager for the Chester Shipbuilding Company, but two years later he found other employment with Ritter & Shay back in Philadelphia. There he remained until 1932. In 1932 Abbott moved to the Publicker Commercial Alcohol Company, where he was chief engineer when the 1939 Who's Who was published.
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