Violet Easter Abbott

1923–2009 (Age 86)
Spokane, Washington, United States

The Life of Violet Easter

When Violet Easter Abbott was born on 1 April 1923, in Spokane, Washington, United States, her father, Everett William Abbott, was 27 and her mother, Mary Adelia Horn, was 20. She married Raymond Everett Peterson on 18 June 1946. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 18 July 2009, in Camas, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Camas, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Violet Easter Abbott
Raymond Everett Peterson
Marriage: 18 June 1946
Sherri Lynn Peterson
Nancy Mardell Peterson
Randy Peterson
William Everett Peterson

Spouse & Children

18 June 1946


  • Sherri Lynn Peterson


  • Nancy Mardell Peterson


  • Randy Peterson


  • William Everett Peterson


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 17

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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 Eastor Abbott, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Violet E Abbott, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Welder Violet Easter Abbott Peterson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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