John Dean Adams Jr.

Brief Life History of John Dean

When John Dean Adams Jr. was born on 1 August 1888, in Frederick, Virginia, United States, his father, John Dean Adams Sr., was 55 and his mother, Hannah J. Zirkle, was 38. He married Stella Kerns on 10 March 1915, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1888 and Stonewall District, Frederick, Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 17 September 1918, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia, United States.

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John Dean Adams Jr.
1888–1918
Stella Kerns
1893–1923
Marriage: 10 March 1915
John Dean Adams
1917–1985

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  • John D Adams in household of John Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John D Adams, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • John D. Jr. Adams, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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