Violet Edra Abbott

1906–1995 (Age 88)
Strang, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Violet Edra

When Violet Edra Abbott was born on 28 July 1906, in Strang, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States, her father, Michael Luke Abbott, was 34 and her mother, Hattie Maude Sheppard, was 22. She married Meade Levi Westman on 4 June 1930. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Clarksville Township, Merrick, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years and Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 26 March 1995, in Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Washington Memorial Park & Mausoleums, Sandston, Henrico, Virginia, United States.

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Violet Edra Abbott
Meade Levi Westman
Marriage: 4 June 1930
Wanda Mae Westman
Wesley Charles Westman
Wayne Leo Westman

Spouse & Children

4 June 1930


  • Wanda Mae Westman


  • Male1936–1995Male

  • Wayne Leo Westman


Parents & Siblings



  • Leo Aaron Abbott


  • Wylmer Lee Abbott


  • Female1906–1995Female

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 4

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 25

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Violet Westman in household of Meade Westman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Violet Abbott in household of Mike Abbott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Violet E Abbott in household of Michael L Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"

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