Fabyan, Abbott L.
Age: 20, credited to Bradford, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. H, 12th VT INF, pr CPL 3/10/63, m/o 7/14/63
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Birth: 1841, Carroll, NH
Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 95804932
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/26/1880, widow Luella B., 5/23/1902, NH
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
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Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
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Abbott Lawrence Fabyan
In the death of Abbott Lawrence Fabyan which took place at the Lancaster House, May 12th, we believe New England's most prominent hotel man is removed from an active and useful life. Horace Fabyan one of the pioneer hotel men in the White Mountains was keeping the old Fabyan House, on or near the site of the present Fabyan House in 1842, where Abbott was born October 12. Beginning at the bottom of the hotel ladder as bell boy at the United States Hotel in Portland he worked himself up by his own efforts and energy through every stage of hotel life, clerk, steward, manager and proprietor. Mr. Fabyan's hotel connections was with the best houses in the country, some of them being the Fabyans, Mt. Pleasant in the White Mountains, United States and Quincy in Boston, St. James, Jacksonville, Florida, Mitchell House, Thompsonville, Ga., and many others. Mr. Fabyan came to the Spring Hotel in Newbury in the late seventies and had that old time hostelry in good running order when overtaken by fire in 1880. Mr. Fabyan then took possession of the Trotter House at Bradford where after a few years he was again overtaken by fire. Of late years it had been the desire of Mr. And Mrs. Fabyan to purchase a good hotel property and settle down to a home life.
Accordingly about two years ago they purchased the Lancaster House property and had that establishment in good working order.
The death of George, their only son, little over two years ago was a terrible blow to Mr. And Mrs. Fabyan, endearing more than ever to them their daughter, Martha, and the two grandchildren, of this town.
The blow to Mrs. Fabyan and Martha is a double severely one and in their great bereavement this community and a very large circle of friends deeply sympathize.
But few men have met and entertained so many men as Mr. Fabyan.
In 1864 he he married Miss Luella Robinson of Bradford, who has been his companion and helpmate in all these years of usefulness.
Mr. Fabyan's domestic and social life were of the sweetest and pleasantest and his warm personal friends could be counted by the hundreds. His funeral obsequies both at Lancaster and Bradford attested to his worth as a friend, brother, citizen ans business man.
The St. Girard Commandery of Littleton performed the beautiful and impressive K. T. Ritual and a detachment of the North Star Commandery of Lancaster acted as guard of honor and pall bearers.
Rev. A. J. Hough, a former pastor and old time friend, officiated at Lancaster and Bradford, and man never spoke more grandly and tenderly than he. The Lancaster quartette came with the funeral party and rendered the hymns. A large delegation of prominent hotel men were present to pay the last tribute to a genial, well beloved fellow craftsman. Gov. Jordan of Lancaster was a member of the funeral party and pronounced a loving eulogy over the remains of the departed friend and citizen.
Abbott Lawrence Fabyan was laid to rest in the family lot in the cemetery on the upper plain in Bradford, banked and covered with a wealth of flowers and blossoms rarely seen, all speaking silently but surely of love and esteem.
Source: Groton Times, May 23, 1902.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.