Violet Abbott

1908–1986 (Age 78)
Kanawha Falls, Fayette, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Violet

When Violet Abbott was born on 25 June 1908, in Kanawha Falls, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, her father, Francis Luther Lafayette Abbott, was 48 and her mother, Harriet A "Hattie" Huddleston, was 47. She married Jesse L Jess Ray on 10 April 1925, in Logan, Logan, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Logan, Logan, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Logan Magisterial District, Logan, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 2 December 1986, in Chesapeake, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kanawha Falls, Fayette, West Virginia, United States.

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Violet Abbott
Jesse L Jess Ray
Marriage: 10 April 1925

Spouse & Children

10 April 1925
Logan, Logan, West Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Francis Luther Lafayette Abbott


  • Harriet A "Hattie" Huddleston




  • John Edward Abbott


  • Maude G. Abbott


  • Joseph Abbott


  • Bessie Abbott


  • Male1891–1966Male

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Violet Abbott in household of Francis L Abbott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Violet Ray in household of Jess Ray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Violet Abbott in household of Lafayette Abbott, "United States Census, 1910"

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