Dr Abel (General)

by MPGriffiths @, Thursday, February 24, 2022, 09:19 (839 days ago) @ Kate

Here's another one from the Gloucester Citizen - Wednesday 23 November 1904 - Very useful background information.

Death of Dr ABELL


By the death of Dr John Robert William Abell, which took place at his residence, Forest Lodge, Mitcheldean, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a very familiar figure passed peacefully away at the advanced age of 83 years.

The deceased gentleman was an old boy of King's School, Gloucester, and was trained for his profession at St Bartholomew's Hospital, taking the degree of M.R.C.S. in 1845 and L.S.A. two years later, about which time he succeeded to his father's extensive practice at Mitcheldean.

Deceased was highly respected, and earned the reputation of being a most assiduous medical attendent. In addition to a large private practice, he was for many years surgeon to Lord Wimborne's iron mines and various lodges of friendly societies, and was certified factory surgeon for this district.

Deceased was a great lover of sport. He had few rivals in taking a fence, and he rode as often as possible to the Ledbury and Berkeley Hounds, which practice he kept up till within the last few years.

Although Dr Abell had been in declining health for nearly a year, he only gave up practice in March last, when he resigned his appointment as surgen to Court Hope, A.O.F. of Longhope.

Deceased leaves a widow and three children to mourn their loss.

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