Benjamin Jackson Abbott

January 1872–21 April 1925 (Age 53)

The Life of Benjamin Jackson

When Benjamin Jackson Abbott was born in January 1872, in Canada, his father, George B. Abbott, was 33 and his mother, Irena Bishop, was 37. He married Leona Alysdah Gilbert on 19 September 1894, in Robinson, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 21 April 1925, in Stewartstown, Coos, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Stewartstown Hollow Cemetery, Stewartstown, Coos, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Jackson Abbott
Leona Alysdah Gilbert
Marriage: 19 September 1894
Earl Abbott

Spouse and Children

19 September 1894
Robinson, Quebec, Canada


    Earl Abbott


Parents and Siblings

    George B. Abbott


    Irena Bishop




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 0

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Benjamin J Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Benjamin J Abott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Benjamin J Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"

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