Viola Abbott

1879–1951 (Age 71)
Farmington, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Viola

When Viola Abbott was born on 12 September 1879, in Farmington, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Abbott, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Cathrine Hedden, was 18. She married William Edward Christy on 21 July 1897, in Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1951, at the age of 72, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Viola Abbott
William Edward Christy
Marriage: 21 July 1897
Aimee Bernice Christy

Spouse & Children

  • Female1879–1951Female

  • William Edward Christy


21 July 1897
Fulton, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Viola Christy in household of William E Christy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Christy in household of W Edward Christy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Viola Christy in household of Sarah K Abbott, "United States Census, 1930"

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