Viola Ruth Abbott

1914–1994 (Age 79)
Texas, United States

The Life of Viola Ruth

When Viola Ruth Abbott was born on 16 November 1914, in Texas, United States, her father, Thomas B. Abbott, was 35 and her mother, Grace Annella McWhirter, was 31. She married Maurice Faas on 30 March 1940. She lived in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. She died on 17 June 1994, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Viola Ruth Abbott
1914–1994
Maurice Faas
1908–1972
Marriage: 30 March 1940

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MARRIAGE
30 March 1940

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 15

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Ruth V Faas in household of Maurice A Faas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vaola R Abbott in household of Thomas B Abbott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Abbott in household of Tom Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"

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