Hattie Mae Abbott

2 February 1897–24 September 1985 (Age 88)
Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States

The Life of Hattie Mae

When Hattie Mae Abbott was born on 2 February 1897, in Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States, her father, Sylvanus James Abbott, was 41 and her mother, Harriet "Hattie" Lipscomb, was 38. She married William Travis Smith on 9 November 1913, in Whitman, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Whitman, Washington, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 33 St. John, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 24 September 1985, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Travis Smith
Hattie Mae Abbott
Marriage: 9 November 1913
Dorothy Mildred Smith
Lois Willene Smith
Thelma Louise Smith
Richard William Smith

Spouse and Children

9 November 1913
Whitman, Washington, United States



    Lois Willene Smith


    Thelma Louise Smith


    Richard William Smith


Parents and Siblings

    Sylvanus James Abbott


    Harriet "Hattie" Lipscomb




    Frederick C Abbott


    Willard Marion Abbott



    James Loren Abbott



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1899 · Mount Rainier National Park is Established

Age 2

Mount Rainier was established as a state park on March 2, 1899 with legislation was signed by President McKinley. Mount Rainier is a volcanic peak surrounded by forests.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hattie-May Smith in household of Wm T Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • H Mae Smith in household of William T Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • H May Abbott im Haushalt von S J Abbott, „United States Census, 1900“

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