Orville E Adams

1892–1955 (Age 62)
Henry, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Orville E

When Orville E Adams was born on 7 June 1892, in Henry, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Henry Pastell Adams, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Albert Morton, was 27. He married Altie Mae Overcast on 25 July 1912, in Henry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 1, Henry, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and McKenzie, Carroll, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 9 January 1955, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in South Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Murray, Calloway, Kentucky, United States.

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Orville E Adams
Altie Mae Overcast
Marriage: 25 July 1912
Thyra Ganelle Adams
Alton Adams

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25 July 1912
Henry, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 8

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Orval Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orville E Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orval E Adams, "United States Census, 1940"

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