Ratia Orr Adams

30 August 1885–12 March 1960 (Age 74)
Randolph, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ratia Orr

When Ratia Orr Adams was born on 30 August 1885, in Randolph, Missouri, United States, his father, John Allen Adams, was 35 and his mother, Polly A Miller, was 24. He had at least 1 son with Minnie Edna Barnes. He lived in Salt Springs Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States in 1910 and South Sugar Creek Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 12 March 1960, in Moberly, Randolph, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Moberly, Randolph, Missouri, United States.

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Ratia Orr Adams
Minnie Edna Barnes
Jesse Wallace Adams

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Parents and Siblings

    John Allen Adams


    Polly A Miller




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 19

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ratio O Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralia O Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rati O Adams, "United States Census, 1930"

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