Wilbur Alonzo Abbott

1866–1945 (Age 78)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Wilbur Alonzo

When Wilbur Alonzo Abbott was born on 28 November 1866, in Michigan, United States, his father, Thomas Abbott, was 33 and his mother, Laura McKusick, was 31. He married Alice Gordon on 13 July 1907, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Speaker, Sanilac, Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 10 May 1945, in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States.

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Wilbur Alonzo Abbott
Alice Gordon
Marriage: 13 July 1907

Spouse & Children

13 July 1907
Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Abbott


  • Laura McKusick




  • Herbert A Abbott


  • Mary S. Abbott


  • Harriet Abbott


  • John E. Abbott


  • Male1866–1945Male

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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 13

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 21

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Wilbur Abbott in household of Thomas Abbott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wilbur Abbot in household of Thomas Abbot, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wilbur Abbott, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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