Wilda Abbott

Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Wilda

When Wilda Abbott was born in June 1894, in Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, her father, James McHenry Abbott, was 32 and her mother, Louisa Alice Linville, was 35. She married Floyd Finnicum on 19 January 1912, in Ramage, Boone, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Jefferson Magisterial District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Washington Magisterial District, Boone, West Virginia, United States in 1910.

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Wilda Abbott
Floyd Finnicum
Marriage: 19 January 1912

Spouse & Children

  • Female1894–Female

  • Floyd Finnicum


19 January 1912
Ramage, Boone, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.

Age 33

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)

  • Wildie J Abbott in household of James H Abbott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wilda Abott in household of James Abott, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilda Abbott in entry for Harry F Finnegan and Dolores M Layton, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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