Homer Ellsworth Adams

Brief Life History of Homer Ellsworth

When Homer Ellsworth Adams was born on 6 December 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Clarence Braden Greenstreet, was 39 and his mother, Isma Ellen Potter, was 24. He married Marian Pyott on 4 September 1946, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 5 September 1980, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Ellsworth Adams
1920–1980
Marian Pyott
1924–2012
Marriage: 4 September 1946
Lorrie Adams
1947–1971

Sources (13)

  • Homer E Adams, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Homer Ellsworth Adams, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
  • Homer Adams, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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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