Wilba Jean Abbott

1929–2004 (Age 74)
Colmesneil, Tyler, Texas, United States

The Life of Wilba Jean

When Wilba Jean Abbott was born on 2 July 1929, in Colmesneil, Tyler, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas A Abbott, was 37 and her mother, Zora Mott, was 28. She had at least 1 son with Charles Wyatt Bell. She lived in Justice Precinct 6, Taylor, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 3, Tyler, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 4 June 2004, in Woodville, Tyler, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Magnolia, Montgomery, Texas, United States.

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Wilba Jean Abbott
Charles Wyatt Bell
Alan Wyatt Bell

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 20

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

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)

  • Wilba J Abbott in household of Tommie A Abbott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilbur Jean Abbott in household of T A Abbott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jean Bell in entry for Robert Earl Abbott, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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