Jetho Adams

1896–1951 (Age 54)
Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jetho

When Jetho Adams was born on 2 August 1896, in Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, his father, Alfred Scull Adams, was 24 and his mother, Martha S. Young, was 19. He married Elizabeth Blanche Shaffer about 1919, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and Representative District 5, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1916. He died on 1 April 1951, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jetho Adams
Elizabeth Blanche Shaffer
Marriage: about 1919
Beverly Jane Adams

Spouse & Children

about 1919
New Jersey, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Alfred Scull Adams


  • Martha S. Young




World Events (8)


Age 7

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.
1910 · Battleship USS Delaware Commissioned

Age 14

"The USS Delaware was commissioned on November 10, 1910. This was ship number six that had been named after the """"first state."""" It was top of the line but during WWI never saw battle."

Age 15

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

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)

  • Jethro Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jethro Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jethro Adams in household of Alfred S Adams, "United States Census, 1920"

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