Fred Lindsay Adams

Brief Life History of Fred Lindsay

When Fred Lindsay Adams was born on 1 April 1896, in Show Low, Navajo, Arizona, United States, his father, George Mason Adams, was 39 and his mother, Martha Louise Devey, was 36. He married Emma Mylisa Hansen on 2 July 1923, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in World in 1950. He died on 10 September 1989, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Show Low, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Lindsay Adams
1896–1989
Emma Mylisa Hansen
1905–1996
Marriage: 2 July 1923
Thorella Adams
1924–2005
Bessie Flora Cook
1925–2005
Norman H Adams
1926–2003
Arthur H Adams
1928–2020
Helen Adams
1930–2024
George H Adams
1935–1998
Jim Hansen Adams
1946–1954

Sources (40)

  • Fred L Adams, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Fred Lindsay Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Fred Lindsay Adams, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

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.

1898 · Electricity Comes to Mesa

A hydroelectric power plant was built on the Crosscut Canal which provided power for the first electric streetlights in Mesa. The power was then sold to bring electricity to businesses in the area.

1921 · Groundbreaking for Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple

Groundbreaking for the Latter-day Saint Mesa Arizona Temple took place on April 25, 1922, by Heber J. Grant.

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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