Martha Geneva Adams

Brief Life History of Martha Geneva

Martha Geneva Adams was born on 28 July 1913, in Adams, Umatilla, Oregon, United States. She married Frank Oliver Thompson on 17 March 1926, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States. She lived in School District 7 Townsend, Broadwater, Montana, United States in 1940 and Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1950. She died on 7 May 1974, in Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Stanfield, Umatilla, Oregon, United States.

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Daniel Haynes Bracy
Martha Geneva Adams
Marriage: August 1943
Donna Deane Bacon Bracy
Nona Faye Bacon Bracy
Joseph Henry Bracy
Bette Lou Bracy
Martha Diane Bracy

Sources (27)

  • Martha G Bracy, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Martha G Adams, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Martha G Adams, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

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Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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