Nellie Abbott

24 April 1889–6 May 1934 (Age 45)
Ferris, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Nellie

When Nellie Abbott was born on 24 April 1889, in Ferris, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Orlen Abbott, was 26 and her mother, Malinda Hem, was 26. She married Henry Dayton Whewell on 12 November 1906, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 6 May 1934, in Rock Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Henry Dayton Whewell
Nellie Abbott
Marriage: 12 November 1906
Raymond Russell Whewell
Bernice A Whewell

Spouse and Children

12 November 1906
Hancock, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 3

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 13

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Whewell in household of Henry Whewell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie Whewell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Abbott in household of Chas Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"

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