Viola Evelyn Abbott

1877–1969 (Age 91)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Viola Evelyn

Viola Evelyn Abbott was born on 12 July 1877, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States as the daughter of William J. Abbott and Biddie Ulman. She married Albert Goodwin Lovelady Sr on 14 January 1900, in Rocksprings, Edwards, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Oxnard, Ventura, California, United States in 1930 and Newberry Springs, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1935. She died on 18 January 1969, in Grass Valley, Nevada, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Viola Evelyn Abbott
Albert Goodwin Lovelady Sr
Marriage: 14 January 1900
Elsie Lillian Lovelady
Berthald B. D. Lovelady
Kay Casey Lovelady
Ida J. Lovelady
Dayton D Lovelady
Clint C Lovelady
Ado A Lovelady
Albert Goodwin Lovelady Jr.

Spouse & Children

  • Female1877–1969Female

  • Albert Goodwin Lovelady Sr


14 January 1900
Rocksprings, Edwards, Texas, United States


  • Female1895–1989Female

  • Male1896–1972Male

  • Kay Casey Lovelady


  • Ida J. Lovelady


  • Dayton D Lovelady


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William J. Abbott


  • Biddie Ulman




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 5

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 24

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Viola A Lovelady in household of Dayton D Lovelady, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola Lovelady in household of Albert Lovelady, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Lovelady in household of Albert G Lovelady, "United States Census, 1930"

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