Wilbur Hoffman Abbott

1874–1949 (Age 75)
Washington, Texas, United States

The Life of Wilbur Hoffman

When Wilbur Hoffman Abbott was born on 2 January 1874, in Washington, Texas, United States, his father, Edwin Cicotte Abbott, was 32 and his mother, Hester Elizabeth Wheeler, was 27. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Washington, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 20 November 1949, in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Cicotte Abbott
1841–1925
Hester Elizabeth Wheeler
1846–1911
Hester Elizabeth Abbott
1872–1971
Wilbur Hoffman Abbott
1874–1949
Edwin Abbott
1876–
Daniel Greenleaf Abbott
1878–1880
Nelia Abbott
1883–1969
Robert Jefferson Abbott
1887–1975

Parents & Siblings

  • Edwin Cicotte Abbott

    Male1841–1925Male

  • Hester Elizabeth Wheeler

    Female1846–1911Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 2

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 20

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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)

  • Welborn Abbott in household of Edwin C Abbott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wilbur Abbott in household of Edwin C Abbott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wilbur Abbott in household of Edwin C Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"

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