William Abbott (1900 - 1973)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

William Abbott’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of William so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit William’s biography.

William Abbott Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of William Abbott and his immediate Abbott family. Add to William Abbott's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for William.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of William Abbott? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did William finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did William attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what William did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if William Abbott is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add William's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add William's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was William a religious man? Add William’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of William during various points of his life.

Timeline

1900 - In the year that William Abbott was born, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

1947 - William was 47 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1954 - When he was 54 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

1958 - By the time he was 58 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

1973 - In the year of William Abbott's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

William Abbott Family Tree

Who was William’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share William’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

William's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
William Abbott
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from William's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of William Abbott is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

William Abbott passed away in May 1973 at age 73. No cause of death has been entered for William. He was born on February 7, 1900. We have no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Abbott had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Memories

What do you remember about William Abbott? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that William is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of William Abbott

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources