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Henry Palmer Abbott (1824–1903)

Mr. Henry Palmer Abbott, late general manager of the Australian Joint Stock Bank, Limited, for Queensland, says the "Sydney Morning Herald " of the 2nd instant, died suddenly in Sydney on Monday from heart failure. Mr. Abbott, who was an uncle to the late Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (Sir Joseph Abbott) and brother of the late Mr. R. P. Abbott, had been connected with the A.J.S. Bank for forty-two years. He retired from the service of the bank about five years ago and had since then resided in Sydney. The deceased gentleman married a daughter of Mr. Robert Lord, of Botany, and she survives him. He also leaves a family of five. Unlike other members of the Abbott family, the deceased did not take any particular interest in politics. But during his residence in Brisbane he was elected a trustee of the Brisbane Grammar School. He interested himself in the Deaf and Dumb Institution in Sydney, and was appointed a life member. His death, which was quite unexpected, came as a shock to the members of his family and friends.

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29 July, 1824
Borris-in-Ossory, Laois, Ireland


30 November, 1903 (aged 79)
Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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