Joseph Henry Abbott

23 November 1852–8 December 1933 (Age 81)
Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Joseph Henry

When Joseph Henry Abbott was born on 23 November 1852, in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, Hezekiah Hutchins Abbott, was 27 and his mother, Martha Tillson Lovejoy, was 27. He married Katie E. Abbott on 26 May 1888. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Oxford, Maine, United States in 1900 and Andover, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1910. He died on 8 December 1933, in East Andover, Andover, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Andover, Oxford, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joseph Henry Abbott
Katie E. Abbott
Marriage: 26 May 1888
Lewis Henry Abbott
Marriane E. Abbott

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26 May 1888
Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph H Abbott in household of Hezekiah Abbott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph H Abbott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph H Abbott in household of Hezekiah H Abbott, "United States Census, 1880"

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