Myron Alma Abbott

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About Myron Alma Abbott

Myron A. Abbott Dies

Mr. Myron A Abbott of Sutherland died Monday morning after an illness of ten days caused by the bite of a deer fly on the point of the jaw causing tularemia popularly called here Pahvant Plague. Mayron A Abbott was born in Willard, Utah seventy years ago, he received his education in Ogden. He was the soon of Myron and Josephine Allen Abbott. At the age of sixteen the family moved to Bunkerville, Nev. There he married Mary Leavitt in 1881 and in 1886 he moved to Annabella, Sevier County. In Sevier County he became prominent both in civic and religious duties. He served as a County Commissioner of that county and for three terms was sheriff. In this period he farmed and ranched as well as attending to his duties. He came to delta in 1912 and was at all times prominent here. he was the organizer of the Sutherland district for school purposes, and was a Supervisor of Millard County Drainage District No. 3 for several terms. He always took an active and leading part in politics and was a constructive force in his neighborhood. In 1919 hi wife Mary Leavitt Abbott died, surviving him were the following children of that union: Stephen Perry Abbott, Edward Lawrence Abbott, James Howard Abbott, Mrs. Ward Robinson, William Leon Abbott, George Myron Abbott, Lemuela Brooks Abbott and Thomas Lay Abbott. In 1920 Mr. Abbott married Eliza Brown, who survives him. No children were born to that union. Funeral services were held at Sutherland Wednesday at which the speakers were Wm. E. Bunker, Royal H. Barney of Annabella, M. M. Steele and Bishop George R. Jackson. Solos were rendered by Geo. Wilchen and Bessie Brown, a step daughter, and a duet by Ila Losee and Don Rushton. Interment was held in the Delta cemetery. Mr. Abbott was a man whom we all admired and respected his work in this community will live as a testimonial to his memory.

SOURCE: Esshom, Frank; Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah; Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company; Published 1913; Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Residence: Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States - 1910
  • Residence: Southerland, Millard, Utah, United States - 1920


farmer, legislator, sheriff


Leavitts of America Leavitts of America Memoirs or M.A. Abbott pg. 116 Pg 116

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Myron Alma Abbott's Timeline

February 15, 1862
Riverdale, Weber County, Utah Territory, United States
February 17, 1865
Age 3
October 1871
Age 9
Age 8
April 14, 1881
Age 19
April 14, 1881
Age 19
April 25, 1882
Age 20
Lincoln County, Nevada, United States
October 21, 1883
Age 21
Bunkerville, Clark County, Nevada, United States
November 20, 1883
Age 21