Orland Shirley Adair

27 December 1932–3 January 2006 (Age 73)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Orland Shirley

When Orland Shirley Adair was born on 27 December 1932, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Orland Adair, was 29 and his mother, Juanita Eagle, was 17. He married Barbara Anne Farthing on 20 August 1954, in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. He lived in Tate, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Beat 4, Tate, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 3 January 2006, in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ouachita, Louisiana, United States.

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Orland Shirley Adair
Barbara Anne Farthing
Marriage: 20 August 1954

Spouse and Children

20 August 1954
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Juanita Eagle




World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 7

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: from the Scottish personal name Adair, also spelled EdÊ’ear, a form of Edgar .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Orland A'Dair in household of Orland A'Dair, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orland Adair Jr in entry for Sr , Wayne Mccoy Adair, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Orland S Adair in entry for Steven Louis Coward and Anita Adair Howell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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