Jett Elijah Adams

1921–2004 (Age 82)
Livingston, Polk, Texas, United States

The Life of Jett Elijah

When Jett Elijah Adams was born on 20 May 1921, in Livingston, Polk, Texas, United States, his father, William Coleman Adams, was 36 and his mother, Fannie McCormick, was 32. He married Betty Frances Rogers on 3 February 1947, in Broward, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 25 April 2004, in Spring, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jett Elijah Adams
Betty Frances Rogers
Marriage: 3 February 1947
Sandra Kay Adams

Spouse & Children

3 February 1947
Broward, Florida, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Elizabeth Ann Adams


  • Erma Lee Adams


  • Female1906–1994Female

  • Irma Adams


  • Frank Adams


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 8

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Jett E Adams in household of James L Safford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jett E Adams, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"
  • Jett E Adams, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"

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