Violet Cora Abbott

1905–1999 (Age 93)
Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Violet Cora

When Violet Cora Abbott was born on 23 September 1905, in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, her father, Clarence J. Abbott, was 35 and her mother, Katherine Smith, was 30. She had at least 1 daughter with John D O'Connell. She lived in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 February 1999, in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in White Bear Lake, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

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Violet Cora Abbott
John D O'Connell
Janet Delores O'Connell

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  • Female1905–1999Female

  • John D O'Connell




  • Janet Delores O'Connell


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 1

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 26

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 (2)

  • Violet Oconnell in household of John Oconnell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Violet O'Connell in household of John O'Connell, "United States Census, 1940"

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