Viola Pauline Abbott

1908–1996 (Age 88)
Kane, Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Viola Pauline

When Viola Pauline Abbott was born on 16 June 1908, in Kane, Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, Howard William Abbott, was 25 and her mother, Dora Mariah Edwards, was 15. She married William Turner on 14 April 1926, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States. She lived in Elk Township, Stoddard, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Kane Township, Greene, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 12 November 1996, in Kane, Greene, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88.

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Viola Pauline Abbott
William Turner
Marriage: 14 April 1926

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14 April 1926
Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 2

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Pauline Turner in household of Mac Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola P Abbott in household of Howard W Abbott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Pauline Abbot in household of Howard Abbot, "United States Census, 1920"

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