Orville Clarence Adams

1904–1986 (Age 81)
Palmer, Merrick, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Orville Clarence

When Orville Clarence Adams was born on 7 February 1904, in Palmer, Merrick, Nebraska, United States, his father, Clarence Ethrad Adams, was 28 and his mother, Flossie Ruby Elliott, was 16. He married Bessie Eugenia Hiett on 14 January 1928, in Kearney, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Burwell, Garfield, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Cottonwood Township, Nance, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died on 6 January 1986, in Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Zion Memorial Park, Canby, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

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Orville Clarence Adams
Bessie Eugenia Hiett
Marriage: 14 January 1928
Elizabeth Ann Adams
Orville Hiett Adams

Spouse & Children

14 January 1928
Kearney, Nebraska, United States


  • Elizabeth Ann Adams


  • Orville Hiett Adams


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1904–1986Male

  • Ethrad Ellis Adams


  • Kenneth Carrol Adams


  • Marie Ismay Adams


  • Denton Oliver Adams


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 7

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 C Adams in household of Clarence E Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orville Adams in household of Clarence Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orville Adams in entry for Millard J Meaney and Elizabeth A Adams, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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