Abbott,  Allen Carl

Abbott, Allen Carl

Male 1901 - 1982  (80 years)

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  • Name Abbott, Allen Carl  [1
    Born 17 Jun 1901  Houghton Lake, Roscommon, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Carpenter  [1
    Residence 1910  Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1953  Portland, Clackamas, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    5524 South West Cameron Road 
    Died 21 Mar 1982 
    Person ID I15495  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Abbott, John William,   b. 06 Mar 1847, Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1939, Bucoda, Thurston, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Babcock, Hattie Cecelia,   b. 11 Mar 1859, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1947, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Jan 1881  [1
    Family ID F5401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Collins, Dorothy June,   b. 22 May 1910, Pullman, Whitman, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 2001  (Age 91 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Abbott, Grace Virginia,   b. 26 Dec 1931, Hood River, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 2000  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     2. Abbott, Dorothy
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F5492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jun 1901 - Houghton Lake, Roscommon, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5524 South West Cameron Road - 1953 - Portland, Clackamas, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Abbott, Allen Carl and Dorothy
    Abbott, Allen Carl and Dorothy
    Abbott, Allen Carl
    Abbott, Allen Carl

    Family Crest
    Abbott Family Crest
    Abbott Family Crest
    This ancient surname is generally of early English origins, predating the Anglo-Saxons and Normans. It was usually an occupational name for a person employed by an abbot, or perhaps a nickname for one who was thought to conduct himself like an abbot! It is also possible that in some cases the name may refer to the offspring of an Abbot, however as the clergy were supposed to be celibrate there is an area of doubt. The surname also occurs widely in Scotland where it is either of English origin or a translation of MacNab, which also means 'son of the abbot'. The original spelling was 'abbod', Ralph Abbod being recorded in Somerset in 1272. The patronymic is usually indicated by the suffix 's', and very occasionally as 'Abbotson', Dorothy Abbotson being recorded at St Botolphs Bishopgate, London, on November 11th 1823. The various spellings include such rare forms as Habbett and Labbet. Early recording examples include Walter Abat, in the Assize Court Rolls of Yorkshire in 1219, and Elizabeth Abbet, who married Henry Waterman at the church of St Lawrence Poutney, London, on January 11th 1600. George Abbot (1562 - 1633) was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1611, whilst Elizabeth Abbitt was recorded as 'living in Virginea, over the river' on February 16th 1623, making her one of America's earliest colonists. The Coat of Arms most associated with the name has the blazon of a red field, a gold chevron between three golden pears. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Walter Abbot, which was dated circa 1190, in the Danelaw records of Lincolnshire, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as 'Richard the Lionheart', 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • Al's family immigrated to Leamington, Ontario, Canada from England, Leamington being just a few miles from Detroit, Michigan. About 1900 they entered Michigan and located at Houghton Lake far north on the peninsula. Later they came to Oregon, and when he started his own family, settled in Hood River a while, but made his permanent home in Glencullen, a little community on the southwest edge of Portland. As a young man he loved to race his motorcycle up the steep hills in Tacoma, Washington. During the depression he had been a hobo and worked at whatever became available. One job he had was a frightening truck hauling job over the curving Dalles road along the Columbia River, dangerous even in summer but worse with winter ice. In Glencullen he started a land tilling business with his own truck, tractor and tilling equipment. He enjoyed the outdoor work and it made him a good living. He had also worked as a rough carpenter and with the skill he picked up, enlarged the first little house he bought in Glencullen. Later he built a fine house from ground up entirely by himself. He was a genial, calm person, but a rugged man's man too. Although he could be a stern disciplinarian with his children when influenced by his Wife, he was usually easy going with them and they loved him. He was a good guitar player and had been in a little band for a while. His genre was western and bluegrass music. He died of emphysema brought on by too much smoking and, ironically, by the dust he breathed while doing the tilling work he enjoyed so much.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.

    2. [S39] 1910 USA Federal Census, taken April 15, 1910.