Jessie Shackleford Adams

1901–1990 (Age 89)
Sellersburg, Clark, Indiana, United States

The Life of Jessie Shackleford

When Jessie Shackleford Adams was born on 17 August 1901, in Sellersburg, Clark, Indiana, United States, his father, Harrison J. Adams, was 33 and his mother, Dora Shackfarard, was 29. He married Margaret Ellen Scifres on 17 April 1920, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Silver Creek Township, Clark, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 22 December 1990, in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sellersburg, Clark, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jessie Shackleford Adams
Margaret Ellen Scifres
Marriage: 17 April 1920
Lester Ivan Adams Sr
Norma LaVerne Adams
Mary Ruth Adams

Spouse & Children

17 April 1920
Clark, Indiana, United States


  • Lester Ivan Adams Sr


  • Norma LaVerne Adams


  • Mary Ruth Adams


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1867–1947Male

  • Dora Shackfarard




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 5

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Jesse Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jesse Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jesse Adams in household of Harry Adams, "United States Census, 1920"

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