George Everett Adams

Male18 June 1840–5 October 1917

Brief Life History of George Everett

When George Everett Adams was born on 18 June 1840, in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Adams, was 40 and his mother, Louisa Ruth Redington, was 34. He married Adele Foster on 30 November 1871, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Barnstead, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States in 1860 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He died on 5 October 1917, in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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George Everett Adams
Adele Foster
Marriage: 30 November 1871
Franklin Everett Adams
Isabel Adams
Marion Adams
Margaret Adams

Sources (26)

  • Geo E Adams in household of B F Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Everett Adams, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • George Everett Adams, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"

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  • Marriage
    30 November 1871Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

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

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade

    Age 8

    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 is open 22 hours per day . 


    Age 23

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

    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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