Job Adams

Brief Life History of Job

When Job Adams was born on 27 September 1874, in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Joshua Adams, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Criddle, was 16. He married Amanda Woolf on 16 December 1896, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 13 August 1966, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens, Kootenai, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Job Adams
Amanda Woolf
Marriage: 16 December 1896
Lavere Adams
Ethel Vilate Adams
Harvey Job Adams
Darwin Allen Adams
Dezzie Adams
Willis Joshua Adams
Josie Adams
Reta June Adams
Marie Adams
Milo Wilson Adams
Lamont Reed Adams

Sources (68)

  • Job Adams, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Job Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Job Adams, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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Ethel Vilate Adams Soelberg

Written by Gloria Carter - Daughter Ethel came C.O.D. Yes! “Cabbage” on delivery. They paid the midwife not one, but two heads of cabbage for delivering that incredible baby girl on September 8, …

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