John Martin Adams

21 January 1863–15 August 1928 (Age 65)
Nottawa, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Martin

When John Martin Adams was born on 21 January 1863, in Nottawa, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, his father, George Walter Adams, was 42 and his mother, Mary Polly Ann Kesler, was 39. He married Frances Bykoski on 21 February 1915, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Osolo Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 15 August 1928, in Calvin Township, Cass, Michigan, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, United States.

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John Martin Adams
Frances Bykoski
Marriage: 21 February 1915
George Washington Adams

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21 February 1915
Elkhart, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 16

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Martin Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Martin Adams in household of Polly Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John M Adams in household of Polly Adams, "United States Census, 1870"

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