David Edward Adams

27 November 1851–7 June 1939 (Age 87)
All Saints' Church, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David Edward

When David Edward Adams was born on 27 November 1851, in All Saints' Church, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, David Adams, was 23 and his mother, Maria Thetford, was 22. He married Caroline Henrietta Lind on 24 January 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1900 and Graham, Arizona, United States in 1910. He died on 7 June 1939, in Central, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Central Cemetery, Central, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Edward Adams
Caroline Henrietta Lind
Marriage: 24 January 1876
Edward Lind Adams
Maria Forestdale Adams
Albert Earnest Adams
Lewis Alonzo Adams
David Thetford Adams
Charles Raymond Adams
Caroline Adams
Joseph William Adams
Katie Evalina Adams
Mary Anne Adams
Andrew Earl Adams
Grace Hilda Adams
George Rudger Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 6
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 24
    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Building the Railroad

    In 1868-1869 he worked for Thomas Fields Carlisle who had a contract with Brigham Young to build the Transcontinental Railroad coming from the east down Weber Canyon, Weber County, Utah. When the wor …

    Sources (47)

    • Davied E Adams in entry for Unknown, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • David Edward Adams, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • David Edward Adams in entry for Edward Elsen and Katie Evalina Philips, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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