Viola Abbott

1900–1950 (Age 49)
Spring Creek, Throckmorton, Texas, United States

The Life of Viola

When Viola Abbott was born on 28 July 1900, in Spring Creek, Throckmorton, Texas, United States, her father, James Madison Abbott, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Frances Rouswell, was 31. She married Jewel Richard Kee on 23 December 1917, in Young, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Terry, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Terry, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 18 January 1950, in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Restland Cemetery, Olney, Young, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Viola Abbott
Jewel Richard Kee
Marriage: 23 December 1917
Pauline Allie Kee
Frances Lorenah Kee
Mary D Kee
Jim Davis Kee

Spouse & Children

23 December 1917
Young, Texas, United States


  • Pauline Allie Kee


  • Female1921–2005Female

  • Mary D Kee


  • Jim Davis Kee


Parents & Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 14

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

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)

  • Viola Key in household of Junie Key, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Kee in household of Jewel R Kee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola Abbott in household of T M Abbott, "United States Census, 1910"

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