Blanch Louisa Adams

16 August 1874–
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States

The Life of Blanch Louisa

When Blanch Louisa Adams was born on 16 August 1874, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles Loren Adams, was 27 and her mother, Clara Pauline Smith, was 24. She married Clifford C Brooks on 30 April 1896, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States. She lived in Fenton, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940.

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Clifford C Brooks
Blanch Louisa Adams
Marriage: 30 April 1896

Spouse and Children

30 April 1896
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Bessie R. Adams


    Donald Adams


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 32

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Blanche Brooks in household of Clifford C Brooks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Blanche Brookes in household of Clifford Brookes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wife Blanche Brooks in household of Head Clifford C Brooks, "United States Census, 1910"

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