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Abigail Scofield Kellogg

Abigail Scofield Kellogg (July 13, 1870 - February 27, 1958) was the San Luis Obispo City Librarian.


Early lifeEdit

Abigail "Abbie" Leontine Terese Scofield was born on July 13, 1870, in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Dr. Cyrus Ingerson Scofield (1843-1921), theologian and minister, author of the Scofield interpretative edition of the Bible, and Mary Leontine LeBeau Cerrè (1848-1936), a member of a prominent French Catholic family in St. Louis. [1][2] She had one sister, Helen Marie Scofield Barlow (1869-1958). A brother, Guy Sylvester Scofield (1872-1874), died as a child. Scofield abandoned his wife and the two daughters and Leontine Cerrè Scofield divorced him on grounds of desertion in 1883 and moved with her daughters to Atchison, Kansas. Leontine Scofield was librarian of the Atchison public library for many years. [2] C.I. Scofield remarried to Hettie Hall von Wartz, and had a son, Noel Paul Scofield (1888–1962). [3] Even after Dr. Scofield’s omission of his daughters from his 1920 biography, Abbie Scofield Kellogg and her sister continued to correspond with their long-absent father. Despite this, Dr. Scofield’s will made no mention of either Abigail or Helen but left his entire estate, including the substantial royalty payments from Oxford University Press, to his wife Hettie Scofield and his son Noel Paul Scofield. [4]

Abigail and her sister Helene graduated from the Atchison High School. Helene Scofield became a teacher of French at the Barstow School in Kansas City and Abigail Scofield taught in the elementary schools of Atchison for many years. [2]


Abigail Scofield Kellogg was the San Luis Obispo City Librarian and one of the most popular residents of the community. [1][2][5]

She was a member of the American Library Association, California Library Association, San Luis Obispo Monday Club, Book Club. [1]

Personal lifeEdit

On June 23, 1902, Abigail Scofield married Dr. Edward Lincoln Kellogg (1859-1935), a dentist in Atchison and a prominent member of the Trinity Episcopal church. To improve her husband health, they moved first to West Plains, Missouri and then to California in 1913 and lived at 1356 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, California. [1][2] After the death of both her husband and her brother-in-law, she went back to Atchison to live with her sister. [5]

Abigail Scofield Kellogg died on February 27, 1958, in Atchison, Kansas, and was buried in the Mt. Calvary cemetery there. [4][6][2]


  1. ^ a b c d Binheim, Max; Elvin, Charles A (1928). Women of the West; a series of biographical sketches of living eminent women in the eleven western states of the United States of America. p. 58. Retrieved 8 August 2017.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "28 Feb 1958, Fri • Page 1". The Atchison Daily Globe: 1. 1958. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ John D. Hannah, "Scofield, Cyrus Ingerson" American National Biography Online February 2000.
  4. ^ a b "From Confederate Deserter to Decorated Veteran Bible Scholar: Exploring the E nigmatic Life of C.I. Scofield 1861-1921". Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b "28 Feb 1958, Fri • Page 2". The Atchison Daily Globe: 2. 1958. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ "01 Mar 1958, Sat • Page 8". The Kansas City Times: 8. 1958. Retrieved 8 September 2017.