Cora B. Adams

FemaleAugust 1878–6 December 1947

Brief Life History of Cora B.

When Cora B. Adams was born in August 1878, in Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States, her father, John Adams, was 34 and her mother, Surrilda Elona Adams, was 37. She married Nelson Garfield Crawford on 7 July 1907, in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States. She lived in Pleasantville, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Dodge Township, Ford, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 December 1947, in Ford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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Griffith C. Martin
Cora B. Adams
Marvin Ray Martin
William Wallace Martin

Sources (8)

  • Cara Martin in household of Griffith Martin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Cora Adams - Government record: birth-name: Cora L Adams
  • Cora B. Adams, "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935"

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Age 1

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.


Age 11

Historic Civil Jurisdictions Post Office established in 1877 Incorporated Jan 10, 1889 - from the Town of Egg Harbor as a borough Incorporated as a city on April 14, 1914

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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