William James Abbott

28 February 1922–14 March 2004 (Age 82)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life of William James

When William James Abbott was born on 28 February 1922, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, his father, Joseph James Alfred Abbott, was 32 and his mother, Geneva Bell Crumb, was 30. He married Betty Louree Hoover on 3 March 1946, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in World in 1940 and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1983. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 14 March 2004, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William James Abbott
1922–2004
Betty Louree Hoover
1928–2006
Marriage: 3 March 1946
James LeRoy Abbott
1947–2017
Ronald Leslie Abbott
1952–1952
Donald Wesley Abbott
1952–1952
Darla Kay Abbott
1957–1983

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 March 1946
Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States
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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · The Last Indian War

Age 1

The Posey War was to be considered the final Indian War in American history. It was a minor conflict, but it involved a mass exodus of Ute and Paiute from their land around current day Bluff, Utah. The natives were led by a chief named Posey, hence the name, who took his people into the mountains to try and escape his pursuers. The war ended after a skirmish at Comb Ridge. Posey was badly wounded, and his band was taken to a prisoner-of-war camp in Blanding. When Posey's death was confirmed by the authorities, the prisoners were released and given land allotments to farm and raise livestock.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William James Abbott, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William James Abbott, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Wm James Abbott in household of Joseph James  Alfred Abbott, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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