James Nicholson Adamson

22 February 1855–3 August 1912 (Age 57)
Boreland, Fife, Scotland

The Life Summary of James Nicholson

When James Nicholson Adamson was born on 22 February 1855, in Boreland, Fife, Scotland, his father, Henry Adamson, was 47 and his mother, Margaret Nicholson, was 43. He married Elizabeth Harriet Haworth on 25 December 1896, in Franklin, Oneida, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Battleground, Custer, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Lincoln, Oregon, United States in 1910. He died on 3 August 1912, in Washington, Oregon, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Old Scotch Church Cemetery, Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States.

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James Nicholson Adamson
Elizabeth Harriet Haworth
Marriage: 25 December 1896
Harriet Elizabeth Adamson
Alice Margaret Adamson
James Henry Adamson
Ellen J Adamson
James Haworth Adamson
Mary Blenda Adamson
Thomas Peter Adamson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1896Franklin, Oneida, Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 2
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    1859 · Oregon Becomes a State
    Age 4
    Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
    1880 · The Great Gale of 1880
    Age 25
    The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Adam + Middle English son, meaning ‘son of Adam’. The surname is especially common in Scotland, where it is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In North America, this surname has absorbed some Polish and possibly also other European patronymics and other derivatives from the personal name Adam. Compare Adams .

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

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    James Nicholson Adamson

    SOURCE CITATION: Title: Ancestral File (TM) Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Publication Information: July 1996 (c), data as of 2 January 1996 Repository Name: F …

    Sources (21)

    • James Adamson in entry for Thomas Peter Adamson, "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
    • James Adameson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • James Adamson in entry for Thomas P Adamson, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

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