William Elias Abbott

Brief Life History of William Elias

When William Elias Abbott was born on 16 October 1869, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Myron Abbott, was 31 and his mother, Laura Josephine Allen, was 23. He married Mary Jane Leavitt on 19 March 1890, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in World in 1940 and Mesquite Township, Clark, Nevada, United States in 1940. He died on 19 February 1949, in Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mesquite City Cemetery, Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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William Elias Abbott
1869–1949
Mary Jane Leavitt
1873–1956
Marriage: 19 March 1890
Abigail Christina Abbott
1891–1960
Dorothy Ellen Abbott
1892–1974
Josepha Jane Abbott
1894–1948
William Orval Abbott
1896–1956
Mary Emily Abbott
1899–1998
Stephen Oscar Abbott
1901–1987
Gussie Melvina Abbott
1904–1905
Anthon Moroni Abbott
1906–1984
Harmon Deloy Abbott
1908–1973
John Owen Abbott
1910–1910
Rulon Sidney Abbott
1911–1943
Claude Myron Abbott
1914–1957
Ethan Allen “Pete” Abbott
1916–1973

Sources (55)

  • William E Abbott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Elias Abbott - Individual or family possessions: birth: 16 October 1869; Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • William Elias Abbott, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English abbod, abbot(t), abbat ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas (genitive abbatis) ‘priest’, from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. The nickname was presumably a joking reference to a person's behaviour. In the US, the English name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

History: George Abbot from Yorkshire, England, settled in Andover, MA, in 1640; he had numerous prominent descendants. George Abbott (probably not the same man) died in Rowley, MA, in 1647. Another early migrant was James Abbott, who came from Somerset, England, to Long Island, NY, in the 17th century.

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

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