Orville Adams

1882–1959 (Age 76)
Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Orville

When Orville Adams was born on 3 August 1882, in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Adams, was 20 and his mother, Sallie Foraday Scott, was 17. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Athelone Barrar. He lived in Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Ocean City, Cape May, New Jersey, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1959, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Orville Adams
Athelone Barrar
Lenora Adams
Wesley B. Adams
Athelone Murhall Adams
Ruth Danelia Adams
Rohland Benjamin Adams
Clinton Redfern Adams

Spouse & Children

  • Male1882–1959Male

  • Athelone Barrar




  • Lenora Adams


  • Male1904–1970Male

  • Athelone Murhall Adams


  • Ruth Danelia Adams


  • Rohland Benjamin Adams


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 12

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Age 21

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

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)

  • Orville Adams in household of Benjiman Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Orville Adams, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • Orvill Adams, "United States Census, 1920"

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