Franklin Jacob Adams

Brief Life History of Franklin Jacob

When Franklin Jacob Adams was born on 7 May 1872, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, William Adams, was 50 and his mother, Mary Barbara Bolanz, was 39. He married Minnie Montez Mortensen on 3 January 1895, in Verdure, San Juan, Utah, United States. He died on 5 October 1940, in White Canyon, San Juan, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Blanding City Cemetery, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States.

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Franklin Jacob Adams
Lucy Bronson
Marriage: 2 December 1915

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  • Franklin Jacob Adams, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Franklin Jacob Adams - Individual or family possessions: birth: 7 May 1872; Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Franklin J. Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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Franklin Jacob Adams Chaps

THE CHAPS OF FRANKLIN JACOB ADAMS by Corinne N. Raring These heavy saddle leather chaps belonged to Jacob Adams. The chaps were a gift from Harold Young of Blanding, Utah, to the San Juan County Histo …

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