Jessye Thomas Adams Sr

1919–2007 (Age 88)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jessye Thomas

Jessye Thomas Adams Sr was born on 12 January 1919 as the son of Corbette A. Adams Sr. He married Vada Marie Forbis on 19 December 1936. He died on 17 June 2007, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Jessye Thomas Adams Sr
1919–2007
Vada Marie Forbis
1919–1999
Marriage: 19 December 1936

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
19 December 1936
Arkansas, United States

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 3

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas J Adams in household of Carbit A Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jessye Thomas Adams, "Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Jessye Adams, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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