ROCCO FRANK ABBOTT was born in Philadelphia on September 21, 1893 to Frank and Maria Abbatto. By 1910 his family had moved to Camden, New Jersey. Rocco Abbott lived with his parents at 910 South 3rd Street. His older brother Antonio, a tailor, lived around the corner at 302 Spruce Street. The 1914 Camden City Director indicates that the family had Americanized their last name from Abbatto to Abbott. Rocco Abbott was still living at 910 South 3rd Street at that time
In June of 1917, when he registered for the draft, Rocco Abbott was working as a bartender at Gordon's Hotel & Livery, at 801 South 2nd Street. He was living at 807 South 2nd Street.
Rocco Abbott was appointed to the Camden Fire Department in the early 1920s. He was still living at 807 South 2nd Street as late as 1929. By April of 1930 he had moved to 910 South 3rd Street, where he lived with his brother Anthony. He moved to Westmont in the 1930s.
Still with the Camden Fire Department in the spring of 1942, Rocco Abbott was then staying at 26 East Cuthbert Road in Westmont, with his former employer, Mrs. Emma Gordon, then lived. He remained at this address until his passing in October of 1968.
It is not known as of this writing when Rocco Abbott left the Camden Fire Department. He would have had to take a mandatory retirement at age 65.
Rocco Abbott's first cousin, Frank A. "Chick" Abbott, served for many years as a Camden city commissioner and Director of Public Works.
Camden Courier-Post * November 7, 1934
S. Woodruff - Harold
W. Bennett -
Florence Hughes - John
H. Lennox - William
Raymond Stark - John H. Taylor - Everett Joslin - William P. Spencer - John Strauss
John McKay - Lester Anderson - Chester Andrus - William Van Pfefferle - Russell Anderson
Harry Haines Jr. - Charles Edwards - Nelson Andrews - Christopher Moll - Arthur Batten
George L. Boone - Rocco F. Abbott
Camden Post-Telegram * December 30, 1920
Peter B. Carter - Thomas Nicholas
Walter Browning - George B. Wade -
Engine Co. 1 - Alfred E. Green - Charles Errickson Charles W Cooke - Leroy Hatchett
Co. 2 - Howard Landon - John
Co. 3 - Charles B. Haines - Charles Clements
Co. 4 - Frank A. Obermann -
Walter B. Gray
Engine Co. 5 - Richard A. Farris - Frank Fennrio
Co. 6 - William
H. Reed - Manuel
J. Kane Edward
Perairia - Thomas
Co. 7 - August
Scholl - Nicholas
Engine Co. 8 - Samuel Oshushek - Edward C. Crane Adam Mead - Frank Sapp - William J. Taylor Sr.
Engine Co. 9 - Kennard Naylor - Daniel McSurdy John Mohrfeld
Engine Co. 10 - William Schwartz - Hugh Rementer Harry Greenan - Rocco Abbott
& Chemical Co. 2 - Laurence
Co. 1 - Thomas Cunningham
Ladder Co. 2 - John Gaylor - Walter White
Co. 3 David
Ellis - George
Tennie G. Hutchison Jr. - Ladder Co. 4 - George A. Quimby
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