Martin Sanford Adams

3 August 1896–28 September 1966 (Age 70)
West Taylor Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Martin Sanford

When Martin Sanford Adams was born on 3 August 1896, in West Taylor Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Andrew Edward Adams, was 39 and his mother, Ann Elizabeth Shultz, was 40. He married Emma S. Cameron in 1917, in Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Taylor Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 28 September 1966, in Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Benshoff Hill Cemetery, Middle Taylor Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Martin Sanford Adams
Emma S. Cameron
Marriage: 1917

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Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • M Sanford Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martin S Adams in household of Annie E Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marlin S Adams in household of A E Adams, "United States Census, 1900"

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