John Adams

7 October 1878–23 May 1961 (Age 82)
Fairview, Franklin, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Adams was born on 7 October 1878, in Fairview, Franklin, Idaho, United States, his father, Joshua Adams, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Criddle, was 20. He married Leuvenia Mayne Bishop on 23 January 1907, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Box Elder Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 23 May 1961, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Adams
1878–1961
Leuvenia Mayne Bishop
1888–1984
Marriage: 23 January 1907
Myron Mayne Adams
1907–1972
Eva Adams
1909–1986
Lavern Adams
1910–1993
Mildred Emily Adams
1913–2002
Wilma Sarah Adams
1918–2001
Ray Adams
1924–2006
Rex Adams
1924–2006

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1907Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1890 · The Tabernacle is Dedicated
    Age 12
    On October 26, 1890, the Tabernacle was dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 22
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    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

    Adams, John

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    Sources (72)

    • John Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John Adams in entry for Ray Adams, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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