Born: August 7, 1877, Iowa.
Died: March 9, 1966, Los Angeles County, California.
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, California. Her tombstone spells her surname as
Abbot, but her obituary gives it as
Vera was the daughter of Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, Sr. and Francilla I. Woodhouse Cooling, half-sister of Charles H. Gabriel, Jr., and wife of Edward Robertson Abbot.
She studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music.