May Elizabeth Pearl

8 February 1842–
Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of May Elizabeth

When May Elizabeth Pearl was born on 8 February 1842, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Oliver Pearl, was 5 and her mother, Ann Maria King, was 19. She married Lieutenant James Gardner Abbott on 24 March 1858. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Winthrop, Winthrop, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Winthrop, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Lieutenant James Gardner Abbott
May Elizabeth Pearl
Marriage: 24 March 1858
James Gardner Abbott
Bertha Maria Abbott
Flora Bowker Abbott
Ella Wright Abbott

Spouse and Children

24 March 1858


Parents and Siblings

    Oliver Pearl


    Ann Maria King





    Alonzo Azariah Pearl


    Lloyd William Pearl


World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 33

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a trader in pearls, which in the Middle Ages were fashionable among the rich for the ornamentation of clothes, from Middle English, Old French perle (Late Latin perla).2 Americanized form of Jewish Perel .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Abbott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Abbott in household of James G Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"

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