• Harold Robert Aaron

    1921 - 1980

    Harold Robert Aaron (1921 - 1980)

    United States Army General. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1943, and was assigned as a 2nd Lieutenant and company commander in the European Theatre during World War II. After the war he served in a number of various posts in Europe and the Pacific, rising in […]

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  • Slim Aarons

    1916 - 2006

    Slim Aarons (1916 - 2006)

    Photographer. He was born in Manhattan, New York. He worked mainly for society publications, taking pictures of the rich and famous both before and after serving as a photographer for the US military magazine Yank during World War II. His work has been included in the publications Town and Country, Holiday, Venture and LIFE. His […]

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  • Vilmos Aba-Novak

    1894 - 1941

    Vilmos Aba-Novak (1894 - 1941)

    Artist. He was one of Hungary’s leading painters between World Wars I and II. Born in Budapest, he studied at the College of Fine Arts from 1912 to 1914, and served in the Hungarian Army on the Eastern Front during World War I. From 1928 to 1931 he lived in Rome, Italy on a scholarship […]

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  • Abu Abbas

    1948 - 2004

    Abu Abbas (1948 - 2004)

    Terrorist. Born Muhammad Zaydan, he was the head of the terrorist group “Palestine Liberation Front”. He masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian passenger ship “Achille Lauro” in which a wheelchair-bound American tourist, Leon Klinghoffer was thrown overboard. He was captured by United States forces in Iraq in April, 2003, and was being held in […]

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  • Frank Abbatemarco

    1899 - 1959

    Frank Abbatemarco (1899 - 1959)

    Frank Abbatemarco Organized Crime Figure. Known as “Frankie Shots”, he was a Captain in the Profaci Crime Family (today the Family is called the Colombo Family). He had one of the largest bookmaking and loan sharking operations in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s. He was shot and killed in a bar in […]

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  • Edward James “Batty” Abbaticchio

    1877 - 1957

    Edward James “Batty” Abbaticchio (1877 - 1957)

    Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Abbatticchio was among the first wave of professional football players. He began his professional football career with the Latrobe Athletic Association in 1895, where he starred as a fullback and kicker. In 1896, Abbatticchio kicked a 23-yard kicked field goal to help give Latrobe a 5-0 win over the West Virginia […]

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  • Cleveland Abbe

    1838 - 1916

    Cleveland Abbe (1838 - 1916)

    Cleveland Abbe was born in New York City and grew up in the prosperous merchant family of George Waldo and Charlotte Colgate Abbe. One of his younger brothers, Robert, became a prominent surgeon and radiologist. In school, Cleveland excelled in mathematics and chemistry, graduating in 1857 from the Free Academy. He then taught engineering for […]

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  • Frederick George Abberline

    1843 - 1929

    Frederick George Abberline (1843 - 1929)

    Frederick Abberline was the only son of Edward Abberline, a saddlemaker and Sheriff’s Officer and Clerk of the Market, minor local government positions, and his wife Hannah (née Chinn). Edward Abberline died in 1849, and his widow opened a small shop and brought up her four children, Emily, Harriett, Edward and Frederick, alone. Frederick was […]

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  • Bert Wood Abbey

    1869 - 1962

    Bert Wood Abbey (1869 - 1962)

    Abbey first began playing baseball as a freshman in college when he recruited fellow students to form the Vermont Catamounts (UVM) team. At UVM, he made the baseball and training program progress fast with his presence as player, coach and captain. He graduated in 1891 from UVM and the year after, Abbey’s team at the […]

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  • Charlie S. Abbey

    1866 - 1926

    Charlie S. Abbey (1866 - 1926)

    Abbey began his professional career with the independent league Beatrice, Nebraska baseball team in 1888. In 1889, Abbey played for the independent league Kearney, Nebraska baseball team and the Des Moines Prohibitionists of the Western Association. During the 1890 season, Abbey played for the St. Paul Apostles of the Western Association. In 1891, Abbey played […]

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  • Edward Paul Abbey

    1927 - 1989

    Edward Paul Abbey (1927 - 1989)

    Author. His nineteen books include “Desert Solitaire,” (regarded by many as one of the finest nature narratives in American literature), “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” “Abbey’s Road,” “Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside” and “Cactus Country.”  Family links:  Parents:  Paul Revere Abbey (1901 – 1992)  Mildred Irene Postlewaite Abbey (1905 – 1988)  Spouse:  Judith Pepper […]

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  • Charles S. “Charlie” Abbey

    1866 - 1926

    Charles S. “Charlie” Abbey (1866 - 1926)

    Major League Baseball Player. He made his debut as an outfielder for the National League Washington Senators on August 16, 1893, and was the first person from Nebraska to play in the Major Leagues. He played his whole five year career, 1893 to 1897, with the Washington Senators, ending with a  .281 batting average, 492 […]

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  • Philip Abbott

    1924 - 1998

    Philip Abbott (1924 - 1998)

    A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Abbott was a secondary lead in several films of the 1950s and 1960s, including Miracle of the White Stallions (1963). He made more than one hundred guest appearances on various television series from 1952–1995, including NBC’s Justice about the Legal Aid Society of New York and The Eleventh Hour, a […]

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  • John Abbott

    1905 - 1996

    John Abbott (1905 - 1996)

    John Kefford (5 June 1905 – 24 May 1996) was an English character actor professionally known as John Abbott. His memorable roles include the invalid Frederick Fairlie in the 1948 film The Woman in White and the pacifist Ayelborne in the Star Trek episode “Errand of Mercy”. He also played Sesmar on an episode of […]

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  • Dorothy Abbott

    1920 - 1968

    Dorothy Abbott (1920 - 1968)

    Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Abbott appeared in many films between the 1940s and 1960s as an extra. In Las Vegas she was a showgirl at the Flamingo Hotel and was known as “the girl with the golden arm”. She also appeared in guest roles on The Ford Television Theatre, Leave It to Beaver, and […]

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  • Edith Abbott

    1876 - 1957

    Edith Abbott (1876 - 1957)

    Edith Abbott Born September 25, 1876 in Grand Island, Nebraska, Edith was the daughter of Otheman Abbott and Elizabeth Griffin. In 1893, Abbott graduated from Brownell Hall, a girls’ boarding school in Omaha. However, her family could not afford to send her to college, so she began teaching high school in Grand Island. She took […]

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  • Senda Berenson Abbott

    1868 - 1954

    Senda Berenson Abbott (1868 - 1954)

    Born as Senda Valvrojenski, she immigrated to the United States when she was seven years old. Her parents were Albert and Judith Valvrojenski. When Senda was born, she had an older brother Bernard. She would later have another younger brother and two younger sisters. Albert Valvrojenski grew up following an educational track of classical Jewish […]

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  • Henry Larcom Abbott

    1831 - 1927

    Henry Larcom Abbott (1831 - 1927)

    Henry Larcom Abbot was born in Beverly, Massachusetts. Abbot attended West Point and graduated second in his class (which included Jeb Stuart and G. W. Custis Lee) with a degree in military engineering in 1854. Initially he had wanted to join the Artillery, but shortly after graduation, a classmate convinced him to choose the Engineers. […]

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  • Anderson Ruffin Abbott

    1837 - 1913

    Anderson Ruffin Abbott (1837 - 1913)

    Abbott was born in Toronto as the son of Wilson Ruffin Abbott and Ellen (Toyer) Abbott. The Abbotts were a prominent black family in Toronto who had left Alabama as free people of color after their store had been ransacked. After living a short time in New York, they relocated to Upper Canada in 1835 […]

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  • Henry Livemore Abbott

    1842 - 1864

    Henry Livemore Abbott (1842 - 1864)

    Henry Livermore Abbott, the third of eleven children, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on January 21, 1842, the son of Josiah Gardner Abbott, a successful lawyer and judge. In 1876, Josiah Gardner Abbott was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He was a prominent member of the Democratic Party. Henry’s mother, Caroline, was […]

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  • Ira Coray Abbott

    1824 - 1908

    Ira Coray Abbott (1824 - 1908)

    He served during the Civil War first as Lieutenant Colonel, then Colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry regiment. He was wounded in the face at the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, and at the Battle of Gettysburg, his regiment was part of Colonel William S. Tilton’s brigade that fought against attacking Confederates […]

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  • Sir James Abbott

    1807 - 1896

    Sir James Abbott (1807 - 1896)

    He joined the Bengal Artillery at the age of sixteen. He made a name for himself in the northwest frontier region of India in the middle part of the 19th century. In 1839, he undertook a mission to the Khanate of Khiva as part of the Great Game, the contest for influence in Central Asia […]

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  • Joseph Carter Abbott

    1825 - 1881

    Joseph Carter Abbott (1825 - 1881)

    Abbott was born in Concord, New Hampshire, and graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1846, having studied there and under private auspices. He studied law at Concord, and was admitted to the bar in 1852. From 1852 to 1857, Abbott was the owner and editor of the Daily American newspaper, in Manchester, New […]

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  • Bud Abbott

    1895 - 1974

    Bud Abbott (1895 - 1974)

    Bud Abbott Abbott was born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, into a show business family. His parents, Rae (Fisher) and Harry Abbott, worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Abbott dropped out of school as a child and began working for his father in Coney Island. His father, now an employee of the Columbia Burlesque […]

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  • Burton Abbott

    1928 - 1957

    Burton Abbott (1928 - 1957)

    Burton W. Abbott (February 8, 1928 – March 15, 1957) was a University of California at Berkeley accounting student living in Alameda, California, who was tried for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Stephanie Bryan in November 1955. Although the evidence against him was entirely circumstantial, he was convicted and sentenced to death in California’s […]

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  • Berenice Abbott

    1898 - 1991

    Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

    Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio and brought up there by her divorced mother. She attended the Ohio State University, but left in early 1918.  In 1918 she moved with friends from OSU to New York’s Greenwich Village, where she was ‘adopted’ by the anarchist Hippolyte Havel. She shared an apartment on Greenwich Avenue with […]

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  • George Abbott

    1887 - 1995

    George Abbott (1887 - 1995)

    George Abbott was born in Forestville, New York to George Burwell Abbott (May 1858 Erie County, New York – February 4, 1942 Hamburg, New York) and Hannah May McLaury (1869 – June 20, 1940 Hamburg, New York). He later moved to the town of Salamanca, which twice elected his father mayor. In 1898, his family […]

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  • George Francis Abbott

    1887 - 1995

    George Francis Abbott (1887 - 1995)

    Playwright, Theatrical Director. He became one of the most prominent American theatrical writers with works that include the plays “On Your Toes,” “Beat The Band,” “The Boys From Syracuse,” “Pal Joey,” “On The Town,” “A Funny Thing is Happened in the Way to the Forum,” “Three Men on a Horse,” and the adaption of “All […]

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  • Gypsy Abbott

    1896 - 1952

    Gypsy Abbott (1896 - 1952)

    Actress. She appeared in motion pictures during the “Silent Screen Era”, and was married for a time to film director Henry King. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Henry King (1886 – 1982) Inscription:Wife, MotherAlways in Our Hearts

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  • Frank Abbott

    1878 - 1957

    Frank Abbott (1878 - 1957)

    Actor. He gained his motion picture renown during the “Silent Screen Era” that pre-dated talking films. His roles included appearances in the films “Fade Away Faster” (1926), and “The Wild Bull’s Lair” (1925).  Family links:  Parents:  William Abbot (1830 – 1879)  Mercedes Garcia Abbot (1839 – 1908)

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