Leonard A. Adams

Brief Life History of Leonard A.

When Leonard A. Adams was born on 6 March 1882, in Iowa, United States, his father, Albert Miles Adams, was 26 and his mother, Franzina McCoy, was 29. He married Pearl May Chambers on 4 December 1907, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States. He lived in Bradshaw, York, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 January 1945, in Normal, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Normal, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Leonard A. Adams
1882–1945
Pearl May Chambers
1887–1946
Marriage: 4 December 1907

Sources (12)

  • Leonard H Adams in household of Albert M Adams, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Leonard A Adams, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Leonard A Adams, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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