Lida Adams

4 February 1897–
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Life of Lida

When Lida Adams was born on 4 February 1897, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, her father, Samuel Shugert Adams, was 43 and her mother, Lida Hollister, was 34. She married Claudius Henry Mastin Roberts on 26 April 1924, in District of Columbia, United States. She lived in District of Columbia, United States in 1897 and Alexandria, Egypt in 1984.

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Family Time Line

James Wilbur Garretson
1892–1989
Lida Adams
1897–
Marriage: 24 May 1975

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 May 1975
Arlington, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Shugert Adams

    Male1853–1928Male

    Female1862–1958Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 16

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1929

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Lida Adams in household of Samuel S Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lida Adams in household of Samuel S Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lida A Roberts, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

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