Emory Francis Adams

9 December 1888–17 November 1962 (Age 73)
Waterloo Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Emory Francis

When Emory Francis Adams was born on 9 December 1888, in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, his father, Eli Adams, 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 Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1940 and California, United States in 1958. He died on 17 November 1962, in Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

1 December 1910
Story, Iowa, United States


    Lola Mildred Adams



    Vilda Mary Adams


    Gerald L. Adams



+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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

Age 3

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

Age 20

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 (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emerson F Adams in household of Eli Adams, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Emery Adams in household of Eli Adams, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • E F Adams, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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