John Quincy Adams

19 May 1882–20 March 1971 (Age 88)
Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Quincy

When John Quincy Adams was born on 19 May 1882, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, John Adams, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Cleveland, was 22. He married Thurza Amelia Tingey on 4 January 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States in 1930 and Centerville Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 March 1971, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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John Quincy Adams
Thurza Amelia Tingey
Marriage: 4 January 1912
Maurine Adams
Ruth Adams
Elizabeth Ann Adams
Faelela Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1912Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1883 · First Telephone in Bountiful
    Age 1
    The first telephone in Bountiful was hooked up in the home of Richard Duerden, a shop owner and prominent business man in northern Utah. It was used to communicate between businesses in Ogden and Salt Lake City.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 14
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1907 · The Burro Mine
    Age 25
    The Burro Mine was a large mining area that produced gold, silver, copper, and other valuable metals. The mine was dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974.

    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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    John Quincy Adams

    'Grandpa' was a tall man and almost all of my life I remember him being nearly bald--in fact, I remember how proud I was when I first started trimming his 'sides' as he hated to spend the money on a b …

    Sources (33)

    • John Quincy Adams in entry for Adams, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John Q Adams in household of Lizzee Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John Quincy Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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