James Franklin Abbott

27 July 1875–6 October 1960 (Age 85)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of James Franklin

When James Franklin Abbott was born on 27 July 1875, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Prentiss Clarke Abbott, was 23 and his mother, Annie Lutheren Martin, was 21. He married Della Mae Morrison on 3 October 1897, in Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Knapp, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died on 6 October 1960, at the age of 85, and was buried in Dunn, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Franklin Abbott
Della Mae Morrison
Marriage: 3 October 1897
Anna Leora Abbott
Gladys Abbott
Franklin Leroy Abbott Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1897Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire
    Age 8
    A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
    1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota
    Age 9
    After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
    1898 · The Kensington Runestone
    Age 23
    A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English abbod, abbot(t), abbat ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas (genitive abbatis) ‘priest’, from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. The nickname was presumably a joking reference to a person's behaviour. In the US, the English name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .History: George Abbot from Yorkshire, England, settled in Andover, MA, in 1640; he had numerous prominent descendants. George Abbott (probably not the same man) died in Rowley, MA, in 1647. Another early migrant was James Abbott, who came from Somerset, England, to Long Island, NY, in the 17th century.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • James Abbott, "United States Census, 1930"
    • James Franklin Abbott, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • James F Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"

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