Sabilla Pearl Abston

8 June 1940–24 June 1996 (Age 56)
Rockwood, Roane, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sabilla Pearl

When Sabilla Pearl Abston was born on 8 June 1940, in Rockwood, Roane, Tennessee, United States, her father, Ardle Thomas Abston, was 41 and her mother, Mable Irene McCabe, was 29. She died on 24 June 1996, in Tama, Tama, Iowa, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Ardle Thomas Abston
Mable Irene McCabe
Betty Ann Abston
Verna Lou Abston
Clara Helen Abston
Sabilla Pearl Abston

Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 1

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 2

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.

Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; perhaps from an English place name, but not now recorded in England as a surname. One possibility is Abson near Bristol, earlier Abston; another is Adstone in Northamptonshire, which is named from an Old English personal name Ættīn + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002

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