Violet Catherine Adams

Brief Life History of Violet Catherine

When Violet Catherine Adams was born on 25 December 1903, in Teasdale, Piute, Utah, United States, her father, Daniel Cook Adams, was 33 and her mother, Violet Almira Larsen, was 26. She married Arthur Wendell Ellenwood on 6 October 1938, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950. She died on 16 May 1979, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Wendell Ellenwood
1903–1966
Violet Catherine Adams
1903–1979
Marriage: 6 October 1938
Gayle Meredith Ellenwood
1941–2021
Myra Alice Ellenwood
1944–2014

Sources (19)

  • Violet C Ellenwood, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Violet Catherine Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Violet A Ellenwood, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1904

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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

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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