Viola Alphadine Abbott

1870–1958 (Age 88)
Newsite, Coosa, Alabama

The Life of Viola Alphadine

When Viola Alphadine Abbott was born on 3 March 1870, her father, Lewis Jefferson Abbott, was 37 and her mother, Priscilla Ann Childers, was 33. She married James Walter Barlow on 1 August 1894, in Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, Howard, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 10 March 1958, in Irving, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Hopkins, Texas, United States.

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Viola Alphadine Abbott
James Walter Barlow
Marriage: 1 August 1894
Annie Ercel Barlow
James Jefferson Barlow
Mack Gail Barlow
Bessie Bain Barlow
Lillian Olivia Barlow
Walter Phomano Barlow

Spouse & Children

1 August 1894
Collin, Texas, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Lewis Jefferson Abbott


  • Priscilla Ann Childers




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 6

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 24

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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 Barlow, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Viola A Barlow in household of Walter Barlow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vella Barlow in household of James W Barlow, "United States Census, 1900"

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