Ray Hardison Adams

17 October 1902–28 March 1969 (Age 66)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ray Hardison

When Ray Hardison Adams was born on 17 October 1902, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas Davenport Adams, was 31 and his mother, Maria Luella Redd, was 27. He married Nevada Knell on 9 June 1931, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1928 and lived in World in 1930. He died on 28 March 1969, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ray Hardison Adams
1902–1969
Nevada Knell
1911–2007
Marriage: 9 June 1931
Stephen Ray Adams
1934–1995
Charles Knell Adams
1937–2019
Norman Knell Adams
1938–1940
Knell Adams
1945–1948

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1931St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 1
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
    Age 11
    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
    1920
    Age 18
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Adam
    Addams

    Story Highlight

    A Brush with Death

    A little more than 45 years ago, (around 1920 + or -), a newsreel cameraman made his way up scenic Parowan Canyon to the Adams Dairy Ranch, known as Little Ireland. Six families of Irish descent, all …

    Sources (50)

    • Ray Adams in household of Thomas Davenport Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mr. Ray H Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Ray Hardison Adams, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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