Frank Abbott

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Frank Abbott was born in York County, Maine where he attended school. He farmed in Shapleigh, Maine until he was 16. Sorry I do not have any data to know if he actually graduated from school, but that is not what is important to this story. He also studied under the direction of Dr. J.E. Ostrander in New York.

During the American Civil War, he served as a lieutenant of the 115th New York Volunteer Infantry. Captured at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia where he was released from captivity as a part of a prisoner exchange. He died in 1897, at 60.

What you may not know about Frank is that he was a dentist by trade, he opened his own practice at 22 in Johnstown, New York. He was appointed as clinical lecturer in New York College of Dentistry and later as a Professor of Operative Dentistry.

In his spare time, he invented the first automatic mallet, with other various dental instruments still in use to this day.

Until tomorrow give someone the free gift of a smile, come on now show those pearly whites.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray the older we get, the more attention one needs to pay to those pearly whites.... I go voluntarily to two visits to dentist and two to periodontist for deep cleaning every year... I want to stay pearly white!!

Dec 06, 2018 03:13 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Like Barbara Todaro I am a very steady dental client.

Dec 06, 2018 03:56 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. And you think Frank had spare time? Enjoy your day!

Dec 06, 2018 04:07 AM #3
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray, Thank you for introducing us to another industrious man..he was a busy fella accomplishing many things throughout his life.

Dec 06, 2018 04:37 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Glad he was able to give today's Dentist the tools to keep us chewing!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 06, 2018 04:46 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 It looks as if he invented his whole life and was very interesting James Dray 

Dec 06, 2018 05:30 AM #6
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

All I want to know is did he practice "painless" dentistry. Automatic mallets sound like something that would get all of the blame James.

Dec 06, 2018 05:35 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I will celebrate him despite my lifelong fear of going to the Dentist.

Dec 06, 2018 05:58 AM #8
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Good morning, boy that is a mouth full.

Dec 06, 2018 05:59 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a good one. Incredible accomplishments.

Dec 06, 2018 06:21 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, I hope that he did in fact graduate from dental school, if he was going around pulling out people's teeth, haha.

Dec 06, 2018 06:56 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Your smiles wishes, dentistry, and this post all harmonize together.  Have a lovely rest of the day.  A

Dec 06, 2018 10:38 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- Harper's Ferry was a place that Larry and I visited often when we lived in Northern VA. Interesting connection. 

Dec 06, 2018 03:48 PM #13
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes

James Dray I'll have to ask my dentist if he has one... I'm tired of him swinging that 16 lb sledge at me. 

Dec 12, 2018 12:59 PM #14
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