Wiley Macon Abbott

1922–2002 (Age 79)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Wiley Macon

When Wiley Macon Abbott was born on 7 June 1922, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, William Jasper Abbott, was 29 and his mother, Mamie Alma Owen, was 18. He married Virginia Adkins on 9 November 1948, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. He lived in Campbell, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Brookville Magisterial District, Campbell, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 1 March 2002, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Forest, Bedford, Virginia, United States.

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Wiley Macon Abbott
Virginia Adkins
Marriage: 9 November 1948

Spouse & Children

9 November 1948
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Horace Gilbert Abbott


  • Male1922–2002Male

  • William J. Abbott Jr.


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 19

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Wiley M Abbott in household of William J Abbott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Macon Abbott in household of Jasper Abbott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Macon W Abbott in entry for Rickey Lee Suthard and Linda Susan Abbott, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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