William James Billie Adamson

1890–1964 (Age 73)
Lawrence, Missouri, United States

The Life of William James Billie

When William James Billie Adamson was born on 28 September 1890, in Lawrence, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Judson Adamson, was 26 and his mother, Nannie Friar, was 22. He married Mary Edgar about 1915, in Lawrence, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ozark Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 8 January 1964, in Miller, Lawrence, Missouri, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ozark Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.

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William James Billie Adamson
Mary Edgar
Marriage: about 1915
William Edgar Adamson

Spouse & Children

about 1915
Lawrence, Missouri, United States


  • William Edgar Adamson


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Common patronymic form of Adam , especially in Scotland, where the name is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In the U.S., this form may also have absorbed some patronymic forms of Adam in various other languages. Compare Adams .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William J Adamson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William J Adamson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William J Adamson, "United States Census, 1920"

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