Wilford Abbott

1897–1970 (Age 73)
Giles, Wayne, Utah, United States

The Life of Wilford

When Wilford Abbott was born on 19 April 1897, in Giles, Wayne, Utah, United States, his father, Edward Charles Abbott, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann White, was 30. He married Lareta Williamson on 16 August 1935, in Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Caineville, Wayne, Utah, United States in 1900 and Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 5 July 1970, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Abbott
Lareta Williamson
Marriage: 16 August 1935
Helen Abbott
Afton Abbott

Spouse & Children

16 August 1935
Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1909 · Pioneer Park Opens

Age 12

A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.

Age 20

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Wilford Abbott in household of John Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilford Abbot, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilford Abbot, "United States Census, 1940"

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