Abbot Lawrence Rotch

6 January 1861–7 April 1912 (Age 51)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Abbot Lawrence

When Abbot Lawrence Rotch was born on 6 January 1861, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Smith Rotch, was 43 and his mother, Annie Bigelow Lawrence, was 41. He married Margaret Randolph Anderson on 21 November 1893, in Chatham, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1905 and lived in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years and Boston Ward 11, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 7 April 1912, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Abbot Lawrence Rotch
Margaret Randolph Anderson
Marriage: 21 November 1893
Elizabeth Rotch
Margaret Randolph Rotch
Arthur Rotch
Kathleen Lawrence Rotch

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1893Chatham, Georgia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 2
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 14
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Hungarian Koci ‘coach’ or its Czech cognate Kočí.

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

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    Sources (39)

    • Abbot L in entry for Rotch, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Abbott L Ratch in household of Benj S Ratch, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Abbot L Rotch in entry for James J Storrow and Margaret R Rotch, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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