Lane Webster Adams

Brief Life History of Lane Webster

When Lane Webster Adams was born on 3 July 1915, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Orval Webster Adams, was 31 and his mother, Luella Nebeker, was 28. He married Elaine Evans on 1 September 1937. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1936 and lived in United States in 1949 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 15 February 1993, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Lane Webster Adams
1915–1993
Elaine Evans
1915–2012
Marriage: 1 September 1937
Anthony Lane Adams
1945–1999

Sources (28)

  • Lane Adams, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lane Webster Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Lane Webster Adams, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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