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Helen Taylor Abbot
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1913
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 2003
Alabama, USA

Helen Taylor Abbot graduated the University of Alabama (1934) and established the Marisol Scholarship in her will as a bequest to the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.

She taught elementary school and later taught physical education at Murphy High School in Mobile. She was commissioned as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy and served on active duty throughout World War II. She later worked at Brookley Air Force Base as a civil service employee and afterwards at Naval Air Station Pensacola. She retired from the Navy Reserve as a lieutenant commander.


She had married Nov. 20, 1939, Thomas Cooper Van Antwerp (born May 3, 1904, died Jan. 6, 1994), modern architect, son of Garet Van Antwerp Jr. and Francis Elizabeth Lesesne Van Antwerp, but the marriage was later annulled and Cooper married Elizabeth Rencher.

Helen Abbot lived at her grandparents' home, 910 Government Street, Mobile, the Roberts-Taylor house. Cooper Van Antwerp's brothers included Dr. Sydney Van Antwerp, who married Emily Staples, and Garet Van Antwerp III married Mary E. Pillans of 908 Government Street. Both 908 and 910 Government Street were built by Joel Abbot Roberts, who also built the Roberts-Staples house on Old Shell Rd., the childhood home of Emily Staples Van Antwerp (later Mrs. William J. Hearin).

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Lloyd Abbot (1888 - 1988)
  Helen Buck Taylor Abbot (1891 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Cooper Van Antwerp (1904 - 1994)
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Taylor Abbot (1913 - 2003)
  James Lloyd Abbot (1918 - 2012)*
  Amelia Lyon Abbot (1929 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Abbot plot
 
Created by: Ray
Record added: Nov 27, 2009
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Helen Taylor Abbot
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Helen Taylor Abbot
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