Robert Merlin Adams

21 March 1902–14 February 1969 (Age 66)
Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Merlin

When Robert Merlin Adams was born on 21 March 1902, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, William Bailey Adams, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Bulloch, was 26. He married Hilda Rowena Williams on 23 June 1930, in Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1935 and Alamo Township, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1940. He died on 14 February 1969, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Robert Merlin Adams
Hilda Rowena Williams
Marriage: 23 June 1930
Robert Nyle Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1930Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    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.
    1908 · Utah's First National Monument
    Age 6
    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.
    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.

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    Sources (30)

    • Blank, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Robert Merlin Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Robert Merlin Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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