Maude (Babin) Abbott

Maude Elizabeth Seymour (Babin) Abbott (1869 - 1940)

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Maude Elizabeth Seymour Abbott formerly Babin
Born in Saint-André-d'Argenteuil, Argenteuil, Québec, Canadamap
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Died in Montréal, Île-de-Montréal, Québec, Canadamap
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Renowned cardiologist was the first women to obtain a BA from McGill University. (First cousin, once removed, to John Abbott, who was the third individual to hold the Office, and fourth Prime Minister of Canada.)

"Posthumously inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 1994. In 2000 Canada Post issued a forty-six cent postage stamp entitled The Heart of the Matter in her honour..."[1]

"Little Maude's world was peopled with the spirits of the departed... She had an old head on young shoulders... she formed an idea — not fully conscious — that one day she would tend the wounded heart, perhaps even fight death itself. The child was the mother of the woman." [2]

"ABBOTT, MAUDE ELIZABETH SEYMOUR (baptized Elizabeth Maud Seymour Babin), physician, pathologist, museum curator, professor, cardiologist, author, and editor; b. 18 March 1868 in St Andrews (Saint-André-d’Argenteuil), Que., younger daughter of the Reverend Jeremie Babin and Elizabeth Bayley Abbott; cousin of John Joseph Caldwell Abbott; d. unmarried 2 Sept. 1940 in Montreal and was buried in St Andrews... Probably in October 1868, shortly after his daughter Maude’s birth, [her father] decamped for the United States, where he would establish a collegiate school that he directed for 14 years. Maude’s mother died of tuberculosis in October 1869, so Maude and her elder sister, Frances Alice Macdonald Babin, were raised by their maternal grandmother, and their last name was changed to Abbott." [3]

"The Abbotts... on their mother's side trace back their history beyond the twelfth century to the Bethams of Betham Castle, a family noted for its professional and literary attainments..." [4]

Maternal Grandmother "Frances Mary Smith, the wife of William Abbott, who traced her descent to the first Marquis of Hertford, and her relationship with Lady Jane Seymour, being herself described in later years as 'a very queenly old lady', took always the deepest interest in the affairs of the Church and Parish, and it was by her munificence that the chancel window, which adorns the Church, was erected to the memory of her husband and their eight children, and in addition, as a last token of her love for the Church and the Parish where she had spent fifty six years, she left under her will the sum of two hundred dollars for the Endowment fund." [5]


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  2. "'An Inner Grace', by Elizabeth L. Abbott'; Elizabeth Abbott; 2009, Chapters 2 & 3."
  3. "Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 16: 'ABBOTT, MAUDE ELIZABETH SEYMOUR'; by Margaret Gillett; University of Toronto/Université Laval; 2016."
  4. "'A hundred years of Christ Church, St. Andrews, P.Q., an historical sketch of the pioneer church of the Ottawa Valley', by Edward Geoffrey May; The E.R. Smith Co. Limited; Quebec, Canada; 1919, p. 17."
  5. "'A hundred years of Christ Church, St. Andrews, P.Q., an historical sketch of the pioneer church of the Ottawa Valley', by Edward Geoffrey May; The E.R. Smith Co. Limited; Quebec, Canada; 1919, p. 19."

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