George M. Adams

1 January 1859–31 August 1921 (Age 62)
Lexington, McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of George M.

When George M. Adams was born on 1 January 1859, in Lexington, McLean, Illinois, United States, his father, Matthew Adams Jr, was 31 and his mother, Matilda Jane Henline, was 25. He married Margaret Jennie McKnight on 14 September 1882. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in McLean, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Bloomington Precinct, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 31 August 1921, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Cheneys Grove Township, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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George M. Adams
Margaret Jennie McKnight
Marriage: 14 September 1882
Fred H Adams
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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 17

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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)

  • George M Admas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George M Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George M Adams, "United States Census, 1910"

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