Knox Abbott

Male14 September 1907–17 July 1992

Brief Life History of Knox

When Knox Abbott was born on 14 September 1907, in Bedford, Taylor, Iowa, United States, his father, Albert Firman Abbott, was 28 and his mother, Lucy Inez Hunter, was 23. He married Myrtle Luella Avey on 10 June 1930, in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States in 1935 and Spokane City, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 17 July 1992, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pines Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Knox Abbott
Myrtle Luella Avey
Marriage: 10 June 1930
Lyle Dean Abbott
Paula Elaine Abbott
Iness Lorene Abbott

Sources (16)

  • Knax Abbott, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Knox Abbott, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • Knox Abbott, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 June 1930Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1910 · Women Gain the Right to Vote in Washington

    Age 3

    On November 8, 1910, Washington became the first state to allow women to vote. This event would lead to the long battle by women in all the states to fight for the right to vote. This would happen 10 years later.


    Age 24

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    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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