Brunetta "Nettie" Wilkinson Abney

3 September 1892–22 April 1980 (Age 87)
Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of Brunetta "Nettie" Wilkinson

Brunetta "Nettie" Wilkinson Abney was born on 3 September 1892, in Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States as the daughter of Nettie W Abney. She married Travis Munro Kirkpatrick on 8 December 1921, in Hill, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 22 April 1980, in Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Travis Munro Kirkpatrick
Brunetta "Nettie" Wilkinson Abney
Marriage: 8 December 1921
Travis Kirkpatrick
John Abney Kirkpatrick
Susan E Kirkpatrick

Spouse and Children

8 December 1921
Hill, Texas, United States


    Travis Kirkpatrick


    John Abney Kirkpatrick


    Susan E Kirkpatrick


Parents and Siblings

    Nettie W Abney




World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 2

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire named Abney, from the Old English personal name Abba (+ genitive -n) + Old English ēg ‘island’. The surname is now much more common in the U.S. than in England.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nettie A Kirkpatrick in household of Travis M Kirkpatrick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Netty Kirkpatrick in household of Travis Kirkpatrick, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nettie Abney in household of Nettie W Abney, "United States Census, 1900"

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