Catherine " Cassie" Adams

Brief Life History of Catherine " Cassie"

When Catherine " Cassie" Adams was born in 1879, in Mull River, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Douglas Adams, was 23 and her mother, Flora Livingston, was 26. She married John Ferguson MacCuspic on 29 June 1909, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Glencoe, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881. She died in 1966, in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ferguson Lake Cemetery, Fergusons Lake, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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John Ferguson MacCuspic
Catherine " Cassie" Adams
Marriage: 29 June 1909
Neil Angus McCuspie
Florence Ann MacCuspie

Sources (8)

  • Catherine Adams in household of Dougald Adams, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Cassie Adams, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Catherine "Cassie" Adams - death: 1966; Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada

World Events (4)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.

1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

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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