Mary Allien Sollis

15 August 1910–18 December 1989 (Age 79)
Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Allien

When Mary Allien Sollis was born on 15 August 1910, her father, John William Arnold (Sollis) Jr, was 21 and her mother, Marguerite Ann Griffin, was 20. She married Howard Eugene Adamson on 30 May 1931, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 18 December 1989, in Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard Eugene Adamson
Mary Allien Sollis
Marriage: 30 May 1931
Barbara Louise Adamson
Robert William Adamson
Bonnie Jean Adamson
Floyd Eugene Adamson Sr.

Spouse and Children

30 May 1931
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

Age 1

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic for someone who lived where sallows (a kind of willow) grew, from the plural of Middle English salwe ‘sallow tree’.2 Greek: descriptive nickname from Turkish salli ‘large and wide’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Sallis in household of John H Sallis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Adamson in household of Howard Adamson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary A Sollis in household of John W Sollis, "United States Census, 1920"

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