|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1846|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1896|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Son of Henry Stephen and Elizabeth (Smith) Abbey (burials unknown as of 3/12/16)
ABBEY IS DEAD.
The Well Known Theatrical Manager Is Suddenly Called.
America's Pleasure Lovers Owe Him a Debt of Gratitude.
NEW YORK, Oct 17. - Henry E. Abbey, of the theatrical firm of Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau, died early this morning in the Osborne apartments here.
Henry E. Abbey started a line in theatricals that was particularly his own.
He would handle only the greatest attractions.
In the presentation of these performances involving great risk, lavish display, boldness of conception and perseverance, Abbey was unequalled.
To Abbey, Americans are indebted for introducing them to (Sarah) Bernhardt, Henry Irving, Jane Hading, (Jean) Mounet-Sully, (Gabrielle) Rejane, (Herbert) Beerbohm Tree, Josef Hoffmann, (Emma) Calve and many others.
He also managed the last tour of Mary Anderson.
[edited from the Oakland (California) Tribune October 17, 1896] (Member #46985513)
His Passport Application gives his physical description:
5’ 10 ½ “, Age 42, Blue Eyes, Dark Brown Hair
Henry Stephen Abbey (1808 - 1873)
Elizabeth Smith Abbey (1807 - 1874)
Catherine R Kingsley Abbey (1854 - 1883)*
Henry Eugene Abbey (1877 - 1893)*
Frank Kingsley Abbey (1879 - 1880)*
Kate Kingsley Abbey Smith (1882 - 1949)*
Henry Eugene Abbey (1846 - 1896)
Ellen G Abbey Phinney (1847 - ____)*
Henry E Abbey/Born June 27 1846/Died Oct 17 1896
Bridge Street Cemetery
Created by: P.K. Magruder
Record added: Dec 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81983474