John Schofield Adams

30 November 1895–1 June 1967 (Age 71)
Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Schofield

When John Schofield Adams was born on 30 November 1895, in Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States, his father, William Johnson Adams, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Schofield, was 35. He married Alice Dora Rasmussen on 21 May 1929, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1930 and Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1949. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 1 June 1967, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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John Schofield Adams
Thelma Belle King
Marriage: 9 February 1938
Pamela Prue Adams

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    9 February 1938Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 1
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1914 · The American Can Company of Utah Building Complex
    Age 19
    The American Can Company of Utah Building Complex was built downtown Ogden on 20th and Lincoln Ave. It employed over 450 people and produced millions of cans of food from crops of local farmers. It was closed in 1979 but was added as a Historic Place in 2005 to the National Register. It has also become a headquarters for Amer Sports.

    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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    Sources (23)

    • John Scheffields Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John Schofield Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John S Adams, "Utah, World War I Army Servicemen Records Abstracts, 1914-1918"

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