Ella Adams

18 December 1913–17 March 1990 (Age 76)
Lancaster, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Ella

When Ella Adams was born on 18 December 1913, in Lancaster, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Amos Adams, was 28 and her mother, Lula Mahaffey, was 25. She married Perry Duncan Faile about 1933, in Lancaster, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Gills Creek Township, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 March 1990, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Perry Duncan Faile
Ella Adams
Marriage: about 1933
Perry Donald Faile

Spouse and Children

about 1933
Lancaster, South Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Lela Adams




    James Elliott Adams


    Robert Cecil Adams


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 5

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Ella Adams in household of Amos Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • L Ella Faile in household of Perry D Faile, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellen Adams in household of James A Adams, "United States Census, 1930"

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