John Shaw Adams

22 September 1846–29 February 1916 (Age 69)
WIlton, Maine

The Life of John Shaw

When John Shaw Adams was born on 22 September 1846, his father, Rodney Moore Adams, was 31 and his mother, Lydia Arnold Stover, was 27. He married Phoebe Gertrude Kratzer on 22 October 1870, in Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Concord Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 29 February 1916, in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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John Shaw Adams
Phoebe Gertrude Kratzer
Marriage: 22 October 1870
Harland George Adams
Maude Adams
Mabel Blanche Adams
Flora Fennella Adams
John Ray Adams
Earl Adams

Spouse and Children

22 October 1870
Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Adams in household of Rodney M Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Adams in household of Rodney Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John S Adams, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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