Viola C. Abbott

1892–1961 (Age 68)
Fort Lee, Ridgefield, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Viola C.

When Viola C. Abbott was born in September 1892, in Fort Lee, Ridgefield, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, her father, William Abbott, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Cecelia Curry, was 22. She married Francis Frank Tremper Hoyt on 21 June 1914, in Westchester, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Pelham Manor, Pelham, Westchester, New York, United States in 1930 and Pelham, Westchester, New York, United States in 1935. She died on 23 June 1961, in White Plains, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in White Plains, Westchester, New York, United States.

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Viola C. Abbott
1892–1961
Francis Frank Tremper Hoyt
1890–1963
Marriage: 21 June 1914
Glayds Hoyt
1918–1986

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
21 June 1914
Westchester, New York, United States
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World Events (8)

1894

Age 2

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
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.
1911

Age 19

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

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)

  • Viola C Hoyt in household of Frank T Hoyt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Abbott in household of Wm Abbott, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Vola Abbott in household of William Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"

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