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Abbott, Lloyd C.

Lloyd C. Abbott, 716 Chicago avenue, vice-president of the American State Savings bank of Lansing, was born in St. Louis, Gratiot county, Michigan, in 1873, the son of Carlton and Eliza M. Abbott. The family came originally from England, settled in Massachusetts, thence passed on to New York state and Ohio. Mrs. Carlton Abbott is living with another son, G. L. Abbott, at 1910 Jerome street, Lansing. Lloyd C. Abbott attended the old Pine River school at St. Louis and Albion high school, was graduated from Lansing Business university and became a bookkeeper for the Capital Wagon company, serving a year. Then for six years he worked as a bookkeeper for the Lansing Wheelbarrow company and gave two years to the Alexander Furnace company. In 1901, he went to the Lansing State Savings bank, the title of which was changed to American State Savings bank in 1921 and has been continuously with this institution twenty-three years, working his way through the different positions of the bank. He has been draft teller, receiving teller, paying teller, assistant cashier, cashier, director, and is now director and vice-president. In 1906, Mr. Abbott was married to Miss Gertrude Irene Ingersoll of Eaton county, Michigan, the daughter of J. Newell Ingersoll, a nephew of Erastus Ingersoll, a settler at Delta Mills, Eaton county, in 1836. Erastus Ingersoll blazed a trail, established a mill, became the father of twelve children and the progenitor of a clan of prosperous and respected citizens. His grandson was Robert Ingersoll of watch fame. The Ingersoll family came from England and has been abundant in its contribution of teachers, preachers and lawyers. David and William Ingersoll were Revolutionary soldiers. Mrs. Abbott attended Olivet college. She is a Daughter of the American Revolution and a member of the Congregational church. She became the recipient of a medal for Red Cross service performed during the World war. Mr. Abbott is a member of the Masonic order and of the Country club.


 

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