Thomas Jefferson Adams

Brief Life History of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Adams was born on 25 November 1879, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, William Orson Adams, was 25 and his mother, Dorothy Roxana Norton, was 20. He married Amy Elizabeth Stewart on 16 January 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Eureka Election Precinct, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900 and Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 28 May 1950, in Gilman, Eagle, Colorado, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Glenwood Springs, Garfield, Colorado, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson Adams
Amy Elizabeth Stewart
Marriage: 16 January 1907
Dorothy Leigh Adams

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  • Thos J Adams in household of Wm Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas J. Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Thomas Jefferson Adams, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1881: Summit, Colorado, United States 1883: Eagle, Colorado, United States

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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