Wellington Reed Adams

27 April 1876–22 April 1932 (Age 56)
Castleton Township, Barry, Michigan, United States

The Life of Wellington Reed

When Wellington Reed Adams was born on 27 April 1876, in Castleton Township, Barry, Michigan, United States, his father, Joseph Franklin Adams, was 24 and his mother, Sylvia O'Dell, was 16. He married Polly May O'Dell on 29 November 1899, in Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clarence Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Concord, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 22 April 1932, at the age of 55, and was buried in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Wellington Reed Adams
Polly May O'Dell
Marriage: 29 November 1899
Don Wellington Adams
Bessie Adams
Darwin Reed Adams
Joseph F Adams

Spouse and Children

29 November 1899
Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


    Don Wellington Adams



    Darwin Reed Adams


    Joseph F Adams


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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 3

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 5

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Williston Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wil?Ton R Adams in household of Joseph Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wellington Adams in household of Joseph F Adams, "United States Census, 1880"

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