Katherine Marion Smith Abbott was born February 18, 1891 in Fairfield County, she was the daughter of John William Smith and Priscilla Eliza Spurrier Smith.
According to the United States Census recorded on June 2, 1900, John Smith (47) owned a home in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Also in his home was his wife, Priscilla Smith (37). It was reported that they had been married for 16 years, she reported have birth 10 children, 7 of whom still survived. Those children still in the home are as follows; Linda Smith (13), May Smith (11), Marina Smith (9), Charlie Smith (7), James Smith (5), Sarah Smith (2) and Annie Smith (2 weeks old). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina, except John Smith; John Smith was a farmer.
According to the United States Census recorded on May 20, 1910, John Smith (57) owned a home in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Also in his home was his wife, Pracella Smith (47), It was reported that they had been married for 25 years; and their children; Linder Smith (23) and his wife of less and a year, Mary Belle Smith (16), Mae Smith (20), Marion Smith (17), Charlie Smith (15), Jimie Smith (14), Sarah Smith (12), Annie Smith (10), Viola Smith (8) and Nora Smith (4). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina, except John Smith; John Smith was a farmer and all of the children except for Nora were laborers on the farm.
She was graduated from the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing in New York City in 1918. Katherine enlisted and served with the Army Nurse Corps in World War I on July 1, 1918, she was discharge April 25, 1919.
On February 21, 1924, Mrs. J. R. Abbott was listed as the living mother in the obituary of Hellen Abbott.
1930 Census Information:
According to the United States Census recorded on April 12, 1930, John R Abbott (57) rented a home in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina; also in the home was his wife Katherine M Abbott (39) it was reported that he was first married at age 49 and she was 30 years of age. Also in the home was their son, Harold V Abbott (5) and roomers; Mattie Addison (49), Heyward J Addison (21) and Nellie Addison (21). It was reported that all members of the household were born in South Carolina. Mattie Addison a widow, Heyward J Addison, a married male, and Nellie Addison a single female. John was listed as a driver of a trash wagon, Sadie kept house, and Harold was a student in first grade.
On January 11, 1931, Mrs. John Abbott was listed in the newspaper article “Blaney.”
1940 Census Information:
According to the United States Census recorded on April 6, 1940, John R Abbott (69), owned a home in Kershaw County, South Carolina. Also in the home was his wife, Catherine Abbott (49) and their son, Horvill Abbott (15). It was reported that all family members were born in South Carolina, and John R was a farm operator, Katherine kept house and Harold was in the fifth grade.
On September 9, 1949, Mrs. Marion Abbot was listed in obituary of her brother, Linder Benjamin Smith.
On January 1, 1950, Mrs. Katherine Marion Smith Abbott was listed as the living wife in the obituary of John R Abbott.
Mrs. Katherine Abbott
Funeral plans for Mrs. Katherine Marion Abbott will be announced by Thompson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Abbott, 78, died Sunday, October 12, 1969 at the Veterans Hospital.
Born in Fairfield County, she was a daughter of the late John W Smith and Pacella Spurrier Smith of Fairfield County.
Mrs. Abbott was a retired Army Nurse of World War I. She was graduated from the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing in New York City in 1918.
She was a member of the Grace Church of Nazarene in Columbia.
Surviving are a son, Harold V. Abbott of Jacksonville, NC.; a brother, Jim Smith of Columbia; and four sisters, Mrs. Sadie Boykins of Lugoff, and Mrs. Viola Black, Mrs. Lenora Cheek and Mrs. Ann Wagnor, of New Orleans.