James Othella Adams

Brief Life History of James Othella

When James Othella Adams was born on 31 July 1917, in Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Dennis Earl Adams, was 24 and his mother, Rosa Andrae Christiansen, was 21. He married LaRae Hatton on 5 March 1948, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to World in 1941 and lived in United States in 2008 and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 2008. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 16 March 2008, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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James Othella Adams
LaRae Hatton
Marriage: 5 March 1948
Carol Jean Adams

Sources (40)

  • Othello James Adams in household of Dennis Earl Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James Othello Adams, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • James Othella Adams, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1918 · Chapman Branch Library

The Chapman Branch Library is a Carnegie library that was built in 1918 and is now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Japanese attack 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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