Thomas J. Abbett
THOMAS J. ABBETT, head packer in the Lincoln mill since 1892, was born June 10, 1867, in Dakota county. His early schooling was in Hastings, but at the age of twelve his parents removed to Minneapolis, where he finished his education. He was later employed in the Pillsbury and Washburn mills until 1892. He then came to Anoka, and has filled the positions of head packer at the flourmill in Anoka ever since. He was married in 1892, on the 20th of September to Vernie Byers, of Minneapolis. He has occupied the position of president of the Anoka Street Fair Association since its inception some five years ago, and is affiliated with the Maccabees, K.P. and R.A. fraternities, while Mrs. Abbett is treasurer of the Anoka school district, having been chosen in 1902. Children, Gladys and Ruth.
source: History of Anoka County by Albert M. Goodrich – published 1905