John Adamson

22 May 1849–29 October 1915 (Age 66)
Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Adamson was born on 22 May 1849, in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Adamson, was 42 and his mother, Margaret Millar Murdoch, was 36. He married Margaret Murdoch on 16 January 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 29 October 1915, in Carey, Blaine, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Carey, Blaine, Idaho, United States.

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John Adamson
Margaret Murdoch
Marriage: 16 January 1879
John Robert Adamson
William Lennox Adamson
Isabelle Adamson
James Murray Adamson
David Edwin Adamson
Edith Mary Adamson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1879Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 5
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 18
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Adam + Middle English son, meaning ‘son of Adam’. The surname is especially common in Scotland, where it is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In North America, this surname has absorbed some Polish and possibly also other European patronymics and other derivatives from the personal name Adam. Compare Adams .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Heavenly Manifestations

    It is with a very humble and grateful spirit that I attempt to relate, by request, a personal experience which is very sacred to me. I must be brief! There were certain things made known to me which …

    Sources (35)

    • John Adamson in entry for Adamson, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John Adamson in household of William Murdock, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John in entry for David Edwin Adamson and Eva Laura Robbins, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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