Orval Ferdinand Adams

1858–1933 (Age 74)
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Orval Ferdinand

When Orval Ferdinand Adams was born on 19 June 1858, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Hugh Adams, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Burnet Webster, was 27. He married Marion Nelson on 17 November 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Cache, Utah Territory, United States in 1860 and Argenta, Beaverhead, Montana, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 22, his occupation is listed as engine cleaner in United States. He died on 3 April 1933, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orval Ferdinand Adams
Marion Nelson
Marriage: 17 November 1881
Orval Webster Adams
Marion Ferdinand Adams

Spouse & Children

17 November 1881
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 7

Historical Boundaries - 1865: Beaverhead, Montana Territory, United States; 1889: Beaverhead, Montana, United States
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Orval Adams in household of Hugh Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Orville Adams in household of Hugh Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Orval Adams in household of John Miligan, "United States Census, 1880"

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