Mary Adams

1842–31 July 1891 (Age 49)
Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Adams was born in 1842, in Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Timothée Adam, was 26 and her mother, Margarette Chicoine, was 28. She married William Hooks in 1861, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 31 July 1891, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

William Hooks
Mary Adams
Marriage: 1861
Amanda J. Hooks
Mary Hooks
James Hooks
William Hooks
Martha Hooks
Margaret Hooks
Clara Belle Hooks
Thomas Hooks

Spouse and Children

Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Timothée Adam


    Margarette Chicoine




    Mary Adam



World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 5

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Mary Hooks in household of William Hooks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Bartlett in entry for William Hooks and Ida Lave, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Mary Nooks in entry for Margaret Nooks, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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