Forest Grant Adams

Male8 April 1899–25 November 1969

Brief Life History of Forest Grant

When Forest Grant Adams was born on 8 April 1899, in Coldwater Township, Butler, Iowa, United States, his father, Orin Grant Adams, was 29 and his mother, Bertha Mary Uker, was 26. He married Irene Layton in 1921. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bowen Township, Sargent, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States in 1930. He died on 25 November 1969, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Forest Grant Adams
Irene Layton
Marriage: 1921
Gerald Adams

Sources (21)

  • Forest S Addams in household of Oren G Addams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Forest G. Adams, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • Forest Grant Adams, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 1

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 14

    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 19

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    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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