William Orval Abbott

28 October 1896–3 June 1956 (Age 59)
Bunkerville, Clark, Nevada, United States

The Life Summary of William Orval

When William Orval Abbott was born on 28 October 1896, in Bunkerville, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, his father, William Elias Abbott, was 27 and his mother, Mary Jane Leavitt, was 23. He married Lodica Evelyn Thurston on 29 January 1923, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 3 June 1956, in Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Mesquite City Cemetery, Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Orval Abbott
1896–1956
Lodica Evelyn Thurston
1902–1989
Marriage: 29 January 1923
Floyd William Abbott
1924–1996

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 January 1923St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    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.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 4
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 16
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Abate
    Abbot
    Abbitt
    Abbett
    Abbotts

    Sources (27)

    • William Orval Abbott, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • William Orval Abbott, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William Orval Abbott, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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