Wilbur James Abbott

1905–1988 (Age 83)

The Life of Wilbur James

When Wilbur James Abbott was born in 1905, his father, Harry Adam Abbott, was 27 and his mother, Josephine Price, was 25. He married Mildred Emma Hazard on 15 June 1929, in Stevenson, Skamania, Washington, United States. He lived in Frankton Election Precinct, Hood River, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 17 March 1988, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83.

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Wilbur James Abbott
Mildred Emma Hazard
Marriage: 15 June 1929

Spouse & Children

15 June 1929
Stevenson, Skamania, Washington, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Lauretta Mae Abbott


  • Helen M Abbott


  • Male1905–1988Male

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 6

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Wilbur Abbott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilbur J Abbott in household of Harry A Abbott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wilbur James Abbott, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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