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Emma Abbott Is Dead

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Nn Yokk, Jan 6.- A disp&tch just reelved from Salt Lake City says Emma Abbott, the celebrated opera singer, died here at 1 o'clock. The doctors gave up all hope last night. Ier raalady was' pneumonía. Miss Abbott was born in Peoría, 11.. where her father was a ïnusic-teacher. ?roui him she iuherited a taste for the art n which she made her-, gelf famous. She was X only s years oíd whení 8he assisted him in a country concert. Kot ong alter that she gave a concert herself, unaided. and made $10, which she took lome to her mother. Then for a time she taught a country school ; but finding that she could not sufficiently relieve the poverty of her parents iu that way, she resumed singing, going from town to town. giving musical entertaiuments wherever she could find an audience. She had many rough experiences in those days, and endured much suffering. She kept on. and finally reached New York, where Clara Louise Kellog heard her sing, and became her friend and benefactress. Miss Abbott studied uuder Ernani, and was fortúnate enough to get a position In Dr. Chapín' s church. There she made many friends. and through them was enabled to go to Europe and study music under San Giovanni. W artel, and others in Italy and France. She sung with success in Florence. London, and elsewhere in Europe, and was engaged for three years by Mapleson. Returaing to her native country, she entered upon the career with the success of which all are familiar. Her principal roles were Mignon. Lucia, Linda, Martha, Zerlina, Juliet, Leonora, and Virginia. She was married to Mr. Eugene 'Wetherell, who died in Denver about two years ago. By economy and shrewd investments she accumulated a fortune of about 81,000,000.


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