Horace Abbott was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts back in 1806. Sorry I don’t have the names of his parents but onward to today’s history lesson. What I can tell you of course is the rest of the story.
In 1836 he bought the Canton Iron Works in Baltimore, Maryland, the company specialized in the production of steamboat and railroad components. He renamed it the Abbott iron Company and by 1850 it was the largest iron mill in the United States. He was founder of Baltimore’s First National Bank and director of the Second National Bank of Baltimore. He died in Baltimore in 1887 at 81.
Now you may be asking yourself why I am writing about Horace? Again, as usual I’m so glad you did for you see his company provided the armor plating for the USS Monitor, USS Agamenticus, USS Roanoke and the USS Monadnock. Not bad not bad at all don’t you think?