Wilbur Clinton Abbott

1883–1966 (Age 83)
Knox, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life of Wilbur Clinton

When Wilbur Clinton Abbott was born on 13 February 1883, in Knox, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Dewitt Clinton Abbott, was 39 and his mother, Isabel Cox, was 39. He married Caroline Elizabeth Kelsey on 16 March 1911, in Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Union, Knox, Maine, United States for about 20 years. He died on 4 December 1966, in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Union, Knox, Maine, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Wilbur Clinton Abbott
Caroline Elizabeth Kelsey
Marriage: 16 March 1911
Isabel Cox Abbott
Susan Dukeshire Abbott

Spouse & Children

16 March 1911
Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Dewitt Clinton Abbott


  • Isabel Cox




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 15

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Age 22

In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.

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)

  • Wilur C. Abbott in household of Dewitt C Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilur C. Abbott in household of Dewitt C Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilbur C Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.