Anderson Ruffin Abbott

Anderson Ruffin Abbott

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anderson Ruffin Abbott, M.D. (7 April 1837 - 29 December 1913) was the first Black Canadian to be a licensed physician. His career included participation in the American Civil War and attending the death bed of Abraham Lincoln. Abbott was born in Toronto as the son of Wilson Ruffin Abbott and Ellen (Toyer) Abbott. The Abbotts were a prominent Black family in Toronto who had left Alabama as "free people of color" after their store had been ransacked. After living a short time in New York, they relocated to Canada in 1835 or 1836. Wilson Abbott soon began to purchase real estate in and around Toronto. He owned 48 properties by 1871 and also became active in politics. He was also the first black Canadian who served the American civil war.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136753359
  • 9786136753355