Orval John Adams

1885–1960 (Age 75)
McDonald Township, Barry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Orval John

When Orval John Adams was born on 13 July 1885, in McDonald Township, Barry, Missouri, United States, his father, Alfred Adams, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Harrison, was 38. He married Lula May Fletcher on 28 January 1909, in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 5 December 1960, in Merced, Merced, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Orval John Adams
Lula May Fletcher
Marriage: 28 January 1909
Berval William Adams
Eugene Clifton Adams

Spouse & Children

28 January 1909
Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Alfred Adams


  • Nancy Harrison




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

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