Merritt Otis Abbey

28 April 1867–1957 (Age 89)
Hamlin, Salem Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Merritt Otis

When Merritt Otis Abbey was born on 28 April 1867, in Hamlin, Salem Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ralph Goodrich Abbey, was 30 and his mother, Ruey Ann Wilcox, was 25. He married Alberta Geneva Miller on 10 December 1890. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Salem, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died in 1957, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Merritt Otis Abbey
1867–1957
Alberta Geneva Miller
1869–
Marriage: 10 December 1890
Iris Amy Abbey
1893–
Vere Walford Abbey
1893–
Alberta Maude Abbey
1895–
Eloise May Abbey
1902–1997

Spouse and Children

    Male1867–1957Male

    Alberta Geneva Miller

    Female1869–Female

MARRIAGE
10 December 1890
Hamlin, Pennsylvania
children

(4)

    Iris Amy Abbey

    Female1893–Female

    Vere Walford Abbey

    Female1893–Female

    Alberta Maude Abbey

    Female1895–Female

    Eloise May Abbey

    Female1902–1997Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 10

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 29

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.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English abbeye, abbaye (Old French abeie, Late Latin abbatia ‘priest's house’), applied as a topographic name for someone living in or near an abbey, or an occupational name for someone working in one.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Merrith O Abbey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Merritt O Abbey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Merrit O Abbey in household of Ralph G Abbey, "United States Census, 1880"

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