Laura Jane Adams

1872–1943 (Age 71)
Kane, Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Laura Jane

When Laura Jane Adams was born on 14 February 1872, in Kane, Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, William Adams, was 33 and her mother, Mary Ann Johnson, was 28. She married William Franklin Coates about 1908. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 1 September 1943, in Kane, Greene, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Jalappa Cemetery, Greene, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laura Jane Adams
William Franklin Coates
Marriage: about 1908
Virginia Josephine Coates

Spouse & Children

about 1908


Parents & Siblings

  • William Adams


  • Mary Ann Johnson




  • Ada Adams


  • Hattie Adams


  • Cora Effadean Adams


  • Female1872–1943Female

  • Maud Della Adams


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 20

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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)

  • Laura Adams in household of William Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura Coats in household of William Coats, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Adams in household of William Adams, "United States Census, 1900"

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