Diamond Rufus Adams

Brief Life History of Diamond Rufus

When Diamond Rufus Adams was born on 20 August 1902, in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Marion Fifth Adams, was 33 and his mother, Louisa Hill, was 33. He married Ethel Vilate Abplanalp on 10 June 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Layton Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1940 and Davis, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 19 March 1988, in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Diamond Rufus Adams
1902–1988
Ethel Vilate Abplanalp
1901–1998
Marriage: 10 June 1932
Marilyn Adams
1933–2006

Sources (35)

  • Diamond R Adams, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Diamond Rufus Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

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

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.

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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