Emory Francis Adams

Brief Life History of Emory Francis

When Emory Francis Adams was born on 9 December 1888, in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States, his father, Eli Edwin Adams Sr, was 46 and his mother, Savilla Linissa Dunkle, was 40. He married Clara Angeline Fields on 1 December 1910, in Story, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1950 and California, United States in 1958. He died on 17 November 1962, in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.

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Emory Francis Adams
Clara Angeline Fields
Marriage: 1 December 1910
Lola Mildred Adams
Melvin George Adams
Vilda Mary Adams
Gerald George Adams
Leland Emory Adams
Eunice Almyra Adams
Ivan Laverne Adams
Opal Ellen Adams
Marion Paul Adams
Wilbur Kenneth Adams
Doris Frances Adams

Sources (56)

  • Emory Adams, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Emory Francis Adams - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Emery Francis Adams
  • Emory Adams, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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