Homer Abbott

Male4 May 1824–January 1913

Brief Life History of Homer

When Homer Abbott was born on 4 May 1824, in Ohio, United States, his father, Ebenezer Abbott, was 32 and his mother, Bernice "Nicey" Pomeroy, was 36. He married Henrietta Norton on 21 May 1845, in Grand River, Lake, Ohio, United States. He lived in Dorr Township, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Dixon Township, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died in January 1913, in Argonia, Sumner, Kansas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Argonia, Sumner, Kansas, United States.

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Homer Abbott
Catherine D. Hart
Marriage: 17 January 1888

Sources (12)

  • Homer Abbott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Homer Abbott, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Homer Abbott, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1888McHenry, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 12

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


    Age 25

    Historical Boundaries: 1849: McHenry, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English abbod, abbot(t), abbat ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas (genitive abbatis) ‘priest’, from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. The nickname was presumably a joking reference to a person's behaviour. In the US, the English name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

    History: George Abbot from Yorkshire, England, settled in Andover, MA, in 1640; he had numerous prominent descendants. George Abbott (probably not the same man) died in Rowley, MA, in 1647. Another early migrant was James Abbott, who came from Somerset, England, to Long Island, NY, in the 17th century.

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

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