Wilbur Fredrick Abbott

1908–1979 (Age 70)
Odin, Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Wilbur Fredrick

When Wilbur Fredrick Abbott was born on 23 July 1908, in Odin, Marion, Illinois, United States, his father, Edgar Hurd Abbott, was 38 and his mother, Cora Steele, was 33. He married Dorphia Lillian Bauer on 20 June 1946. He lived in Gillespie, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 27 February 1979, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70.

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Wilbur Fredrick Abbott
Dorphia Lillian Bauer
Marriage: 20 June 1946

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20 June 1946

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 11

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 19

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 F Abbott in household of Hurd E Abbott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wilbur Abbott in household of Edgar H Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilbur F Abbott in entry for Edgar Hurd Abbott, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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