ROBERT T. ABBOTT was born in Salem, New Jersey on March 21, 18689 to Benjamin P. Abbott and his wife, the former Beulah Horner. The family moved to the Wrightsville section of Stockton Township, what is now Camden, in the 1870s. The 1880 Census shows the family consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Abbott, Robert, and his younger siblings William, Flora, and Estella. Another sister, Beulah, born in 1876, had died before the end of the following year. Two more Abbott children were born in the 1880s, James Griffee Abbott and Emma Abbott. The Abbotts made their home at the corner of 24th and Federal Streets in the 1880s. Benjamin Abbott was in business as a commission merchant. By 1885, Robert T. Abbott was working for his father as a clerk.
ABBOTT – On February 7, 1939, Robert T., husband of the late Margaretta Abbott (nee Schuck), of 2891 Tuckahoe Rd., Camden, NJ., age 72 years.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services, Saturday afternoon, February 11, at 2 o’clock at the Sudler Funeral Home, 60 S. 27th St., Camden. Interment at Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening, 7 to 9 o’clock.
Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1939
Robert Abbott, 73, retired Camden police sergeant and brother of William S. Abbott, former member of the Board of Education, died yesterday at West Jersey Hospital after a week’s illness of pneumonia. He had been retired since 1921.