Eva Jane Abbott

Female20 November 1895–6 April 1980

Brief Life History of Eva Jane

When Eva Jane Abbott was born on 20 November 1895, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Orlen Abbott, was 33 and her mother, Malinda Hem, was 33. She married Everett Peter Peyton on 13 February 1917, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Rock Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Adair, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 6 April 1980, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Everett Peter Peyton
Eva Jane Abbott
Marriage: 13 February 1917
Lester Harvey Peyton
Robert Clifton Peyton

Sources (24)

  • Eva J Peyton in household of Evert P Peyton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eva Jane Abbott, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Eva Jane Abbott Peyton, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    13 February 1917Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1910 · Boy Scouts of America

    Age 15

    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 23

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English abbod, abbot(t), abbat ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas (genitive abbatis) ‘priest’, from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. The nickname was presumably a joking reference to a person's behaviour. In the US, the English name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

    History: George Abbot from Yorkshire, England, settled in Andover, MA, in 1640; he had numerous prominent descendants. George Abbott (probably not the same man) died in Rowley, MA, in 1647. Another early migrant was James Abbott, who came from Somerset, England, to Long Island, NY, in the 17th century.

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

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