David Adams

1 November 1836–10 January 1912 (Age 75)
Penninghame House, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David

When David Adams was born on 1 November 1836, in Penninghame House, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Adams, was 31 and his mother, Janet Hartley, was 33. He married Heiltje Venema on 9 October 1899, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He lived in Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851 and Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 January 1912, in Warren, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Warren, Weber, Utah, United States.

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David Adams
Heiltje Venema
Marriage: 9 October 1899

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1899Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 2
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 21
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    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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    Sources (19)

    • David Adams in household of Henry Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • David Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • David Adams in entry for Alice Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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