Richard L. Abbey

24 September 1914–3 October 1994 (Age 80)
Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Richard L.

When Richard L. Abbey was born on 24 September 1914, in Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Clifford Leroy Abbey, was 27 and his mother, Jennie Charlotte Sprouse, was 21. He lived in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 3 October 1994, in South Gate, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Clifford Leroy Abbey
1887–1956
Jennie Charlotte Sprouse
1893–1934
Richard L. Abbey
1914–1994

Parents and Siblings

    Male1887–1956Male

    Jennie Charlotte Sprouse

    Female1893–1934Female

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 3

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English abbeye, abbaye (Old French abeie, Late Latin abbatia ‘priest's house’), applied as a topographic name for someone living in or near an abbey, or an occupational name for someone working in one.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Abbey in household of Clifford Abbey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richard Abbey in household of Clifford Abbey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Leroy Abbey, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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