Orville Dale Adams

1918–1967 (Age 49)
Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa, United States

The Life of Orville Dale

When Orville Dale Adams was born on 24 June 1918, in Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa, United States, his father, Victor Royal Adams, was 30 and his mother, Eva Mae Fisher, was 35. He had at least 1 daughter with Dorothy Ann Peterson. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 2 August 1967, at the age of 49, and was buried in Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa, United States.

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Orville Dale Adams
Dorothy Ann Peterson
Patsy Ann Adams

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  • Male1918–1967Male

  • Dorothy Ann Peterson




  • Patsy Ann Adams


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Age 14

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Orville Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orville Adams in household of Victor Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orville Dale Adams in entry for Patsy Ann Adams, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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