Alexander Gillespie Adamson

Brief Life History of Alexander Gillespie

When Alexander Gillespie Adamson was born on 23 July 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Robert Gillespie Adamson, was 29 and his mother, Agnes Stevenson, was 20. He married Eva June Flowers on 17 November 1937, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 2, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 12 June 1997, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Gillespie Adamson
1907–1997
Eva June Flowers
1912–1997
Marriage: 17 November 1937
Carol Deon Adamson
1939–2006

Sources (26)

  • Alexander G Adamson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Alexander Gillespie Adamson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Alexander Gillespie Adamson, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.

1931

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Adam + Middle English son, meaning ‘son of Adam’. The surname is especially common in Scotland, where it is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In North America, this surname has absorbed some Polish and possibly also other European patronymics and other derivatives from the personal name Adam. Compare Adams .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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