Luke William Adams

Male31 August 1888–15 April 1961

Brief Life History of Luke William

When Luke William Adams was born on 31 August 1888, in Sydenham, Canterbury, New Zealand, his father, Albert Henry Adams, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Savage, was 20. He married Evelyn Lucy Golding on 29 March 1910, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 15 April 1961, in New Zealand, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Luke William Adams
1888–1961
Evelyn Lucy Golding
1892–1938
Marriage: 29 March 1910
Percival Leonard Adams
1914–1984

Sources (2)

  • Luke William Adams, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Luke William Adams, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 March 1910Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1893

    Age 5

    New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

    1896 · National Council of Women

    Age 8

    The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

    1914

    Age 26

    Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.

    Name Meaning

    English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

    History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

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

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