Orville Adams

1824–1874 (Age 49)
Wellington, Lorain, Ohio

The Life of Orville

When Orville Adams was born on 10 November 1824, his father, Milton M Adams, was 24 and his mother, Julia Wilcox, was 20. He married Arlene Sexton on 27 July 1851, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Wellington Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 25 August 1874, at the age of 49.

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Orville Adams
Arlene Sexton
Marriage: 27 July 1851
Edward Adams
Helen Adams
Charles Adams
Rollin E. Adams

Spouse & Children

  • Male1824–1874Male

  • Arlene Sexton


27 July 1851
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


  • Male1852–Male

  • Female1853–Female

  • Charles Adams


  • Rollin E. Adams


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 12

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Orvil Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Orville Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Orvil Adams, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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