Rocco Frank Abbott was born in Philadelphia on September 21, 1893 to Frank and Maria Abbatto. By 1910 his family had moved to Camden, New Jersey. Rocco Abbott lived with his parents at 910 South 3rd Street. His older brother Antonio, a tailor, lived around the corner at 302 Spruce Street. The 1914 Camden City Directory indicates that the family had Americanized their last name from Abbatto to Abbott. Rocco Abbott was still living at 910 South 3rd Street at that time.
Rocco Abbott was appointed to the Camden Fire Department in the early 1920s. He was still living at 807 South 2nd Street as late as 1929. By April of 1930 he had moved to 910 South 3rd Street, where he lived with his brother Anthony. He moved to Westmont in the 1930s.
Still with the Camden Fire Department in the spring of 1942, Rocco Abbott was then staying at 26 East Cuthbert Road in Westmont, with his former employer, Mrs. Emma Gordon, then lived. He remained at this address until his passing in October of 1968.
It is not known when Rocco Abbott left the Camden Fire Department. He would have had to take a mandatory retirement at age 65.
Rocco Abbott’s first cousin, Frank A. “Chick” Abbott, served for many years as a Camden city commissioner and Director of Public Works.
Serial Number: 1179 1. Name: Rocco Frank Abbott 2. Place of Residence: 26 E. Cuthbert Blvd. Westmont NJ 3. Mailing Address: 26 E. Cuthbert Blvd. Westmont NJ 4. Telephone: Coll 1718-W 5. Age in Years: 48 6. Place of Birth: Philadelphia Date of Birth: Sept 21, 1893 Town or county: Phila. Penna. 7. Name and…
Rocco Abbott’s Draft Cards
ROCCO FRANK ABBOTT was born in Philadelphia on September 21, 1893 to Frank and Maria Abbatto. By 1910 his family had moved to Camden, New Jersey. Rocco Abbott lived with his parents at 910 South 3rd Street. His older brother Antonio, a tailor, lived around the corner at 302 Spruce Street. The 1914 Camden City…
FRANK A. “CHICK” ABBOTT was born June 2, 1896 in Camden NJ to Italian parents, Antonio and Arsola Abbatto. An athletic youth, he enjoyed boxing, and considered boxing, but did not turn pro. He received several minor league contract offers, but elected to stay close to home, and stuck to semi-pro ball with several clubs…
Camden Courier-Post – November 7, 1934 Camden firemen and policemen paid their final respects to stout-hearted Jack Airedale yesterday.
Saturday morning at 8 o’clock the two-platoon system of the Fire Department becomes effective. At that hour the first shift will go on duty and remain until 6 p.m. when the second squad goes on, remaining until 8 a.m. That will be the procedure in the department henceforth, the schedule being so arranged that every…