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 Helen Taylor Abbot

Helen Taylor Abbot

Birth
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Death 11 Jul 2003 (aged 89)
Alabama, USA
Burial Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Plot Abbot plot
Memorial ID 44861660 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Ray Isbell
  • Added: 27 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44861660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Taylor Abbot (21 Aug 1913–11 Jul 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44861660, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Ray Isbell (contributor 47188697) .