Viola Laura Abbott

1884–1957 (Age 73)
Butler, DeKalb, Indiana, United States

The Life of Viola Laura

When Viola Laura Abbott was born on 22 April 1884, in Butler, DeKalb, Indiana, United States, her father, Jarius Dowe Abbott, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Elaine Hawkins, was 31. She married William F Brookhouse on 4 July 1903, in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States. She lived in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 12 December 1957, in Berrien Center, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Viola Laura Abbott
William F Brookhouse
Marriage: 4 July 1903

Spouse & Children

4 July 1903
Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Jarius Dowe Abbott


  • Sarah Elaine Hawkins




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Age 20

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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 Brookhouse in household of William Brookhouse, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Viola Abbott in household of Dowe J Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laurel V. Abbott, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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