Abigail Melvina Abbott

14 May 1879–23 March 1949 (Age 69)
Bunkerville, Clark, Nevada, United States

The Life of Abigail Melvina

When Abigail Melvina Abbott was born on 14 May 1879, in Bunkerville, Clark, Nevada, United States, her father, Myron Abbott, was 41 and her mother, Lovisa Leavitt, was 17. She married John Horsley on 15 June 1897, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Bunkerville, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1880 and Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States in 1930. In 1930, at the age of 50, her occupation is listed as farm helper in Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States. She died on 23 March 1949, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Veyo Cemetery, Veyo, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Horsley
Abigail Melvina Abbott
Marriage: 15 June 1897
Myron Samuel Horsley
Cleora Lovica Horsley
Edwin Ezra Bloomfield Horsley
Hortense Horsley
Barbara Sarah Horsley
Richard Raymond Horsley
Lydia Lucina Horsley
Evelyn Horsley
Donald Lorenzo Horsley

Spouse and Children

15 June 1897
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 17

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

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.

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)

  • E M Abbott in household of M Abbott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abagail Horseley in household of John Horseley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • A Melvina Horsley in household of John Horsley, "United States Census, 1930"

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