Merritt Otis Abbey

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

The Life Summary 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 Jefferson Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Upland, Jefferson Township, Grant, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1957, at the age of 90, and was buried in Jefferson Cemetery, Upland, Jefferson Township, Grant, Indiana, United States.

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Merritt Otis Abbey
Alberta Geneva Miller
Marriage: 10 December 1890
Iris Amy Abbey
Vere Walford Abbey
Alberta Maude Abbey
Eloise May Abbey

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  • Marriage
    10 December 1890
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    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 Anglo-Norman and Middle English abbeye, abbaye ‘abbey’, i.e. a community of monks under an abbot or of nuns under an abbess (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.(of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French abé, abbé ‘priest’. See also French Labbe .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Merritt Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Merritt Oatis Abbey in entry for George Edwin Fenstermacher, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2018"
    • Merritt Abby, "United States Census, 1930"

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