Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Saturday, March 04, 2006 at 05:37:45 :
Wednesday, March 27, 1963
SAMUEL ABBOTT SR.
Samuel Leonard Abbott Sr., founder of a San Francisco chemical firm and active in Bay Area business and social affairs for many years, died at his ranch home in Sonoma yesterday. He was 72.
He leaves his wife, the former Martha Kittle Foster, a native of San Rafael and member of a pioneer Marin County family.
Abbott, a native of San Francisco, founded the S. L. Abbott Co. in 1931. He turned operation of the firm over to his son, Samuel L. Abbott Jr., who died last year.
He attended Mount Tamalpais Military Academy in San Rafael and University of California at Berkeley.
In recent years he raised Hereford cattle on his Sonoma ranch, the Flying Arrow.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Scott Lawler of Chico and Mrs. Thomas Leaver of Oakland; 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Trinity Episcopal Church, Sonoma.
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