Alfred Reed Adams

Brief Life History of Alfred Reed

When Alfred Reed Adams was born on 4 March 1915, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Alfred Franklin Adams, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Ellen Brown, was 27. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1954 and lived in Spring Canyon, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 28 June 2005, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Washington Heights Memorial Park, South Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Franklin Adams
1885–1969
Sarah Ellen Brown
1887–1968
Glenn Whipple Adams
1908–1995
Alfred Reed Adams
1915–2005
Josephine Adams
1917–1976
Franklin Brown Adams
1920–1991
Fred Clark Adams
1922–2005
Leo Byron Adams
1926–2012
Erma Adams
1928–2020

Sources (24)

  • Alfred Reed Adams in household of Alfred Franklin Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Alfred Reed Adams, "Michigan, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"
  • Alfred Reed Adams, "Find A Grave Index"

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.

1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

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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