Jesse Clay Adams

1888–1966 (Age 78)
Graham Township, Graham, Kansas, United States

The Life of Jesse Clay

When Jesse Clay Adams was born on 17 March 1888, in Graham Township, Graham, Kansas, United States, his father, Charles Elmer Adams, was 36 and his mother, Ella Viola Haton, was 33. He married Gertrude Lillian Gilpin on 16 November 1907, in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Decatur, Decatur Township, Van Buren, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 28 March 1966, in Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Clay Adams
Gertrude Lillian Gilpin
Marriage: 16 November 1907
Elmer W Adams
Jesse Ralph Adams
Orville Richard Adams
Violet Airline Adams
Ruth Pauline Howell

Spouse & Children

16 November 1907
Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 15

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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 .)

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Jesse Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jesse Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jesse C Adams, "United States Census, 1930"

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