Abram

1898–
Michigan, United States

The Life of Abram

Abram was born in 1898, in Michigan, United States. She lived in Osceola Township, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1910.

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 5

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1929

Age 31

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch, Polish, Slovenian, and Jewish; Hungarian (Ábrám): from a reduced form of Abraham .2 English: habitational name from a place near Manchester, formerly Adburgham, named in Old English as ‘the homestead (Old English hām) of a woman called Ēadburg’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Pearl Abrams in household of Harry Abrams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Abram in household of Harry Abram, "United States Census, 1910"

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