Wilbur Ellis Abbott

1892–1951 (Age 58)
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States

The Life of Wilbur Ellis

Wilbur Ellis Abbott was born on 16 December 1892, in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States. He married Daisy Violet Giles on 10 November 1948, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. He lived in Twin Rocks, Tillamook, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Carnahan Election Precinct, Tillamook, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 2 January 1951, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Wilbur Ellis Abbott
Daisy Violet Giles
Marriage: 10 November 1948

Spouse & Children

10 November 1948
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 14

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 16

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.

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 Abbot in household of Donald C Proctor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilbur E Abbott in household of Jsoshua A? Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilbur E Abbott in household of Myrtle Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"

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