Wilburn Leo Abbott

1922–1962 (Age 40)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Wilburn Leo

When Wilburn Leo Abbott was born on 22 May 1922, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Sherman Leo Abbott, was 32 and his mother, Easter Evelyn Walker, was 22. He had at least 2 sons with Imogene Neal. He lived in Pickett, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 5, Pickett, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 14 September 1962, in Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Neal Cemetery, Bloomington, Pickett, Tennessee, United States.

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Wilburn Leo Abbott
Imogene Neal
Dillard Leo Abbott
Elza Adam Abbott

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 9

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 13

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)

  • Wilborn Abbott in household of Sherman Abbott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilburn Abbott in household of Sherman Abbott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilburn Abbott in entry for Johnny Eisenhower Abbott and Iva Gertrude Branham, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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