William Orson Adams

2 January 1854–7 June 1928 (Age 74)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Orson

When William Orson Adams was born on 2 January 1854, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, David Adams, was 25 and his mother, Maria Thetford, was 24. He married Dorothy Roxana Norton on 31 January 1877, in Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 7 June 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Orson Adams
1854–1928
Dorothy Roxana Norton
1859–1907
Marriage: 31 January 1877
Thomas Jefferson Adams
1879–1950
Margaret Matilda Maggie Adams
1880–1954
William David Adams
1882–1883
Fannie Maria Pansy Adams
1884–1932
John Royal Adams
1886–1944
Ruby Roxana Adams
1890–1890
Ida A Adams
1891–1921
Norton Irvin Adams
1894–1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 January 1877Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 9
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 21
    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.

    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

    Sources (29)

    • Wm Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William A. Adams in entry for Margaret Adams Blackett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William O Adams in household of Reed Billings, "United States Census, 1920"

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