Mary Adams

1852–Female
Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Adams was born in 1852, in Illinois, United States, her father, Arbela Adams, was 48 and her mother, Olive Hawes, was 47. She lived in Portland, Whiteside, Illinois, United States for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Arbela Adams
1804–1896
Olive Hawes
1805–1889
Helen Eliza Adams
1828–
Charles F Adams
1830–1896
Sarah Frances Adams
1832–1878
Leander L Adams
1834–1905
George Adams
1840–1896
Robert E. Adams
1841–
Thomas Egbert Adams
1846–1896
Mary Adams
1852–

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 33

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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)

  • Mary Adams in household of Arbela Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Adams in household of Daniel F Cole, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Adams in household of Arbela Adams, "United States Census, 1880"

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