Edward McAdam

9 November 1927–31 December 1989 (Age 62)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward McAdam was born on 9 November 1927, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, John S McAdam, was 29 and his mother, Linola Bolton, was 21. He married Phyllis Jane Gunnell on 19 June 1948. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 31 December 1989, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward McAdam
Phyllis Jane Gunnell
Marriage: 19 June 1948
Steven Edward McAdam
Judy Dee McAdam

Spouse and Children

19 June 1948


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 1

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Adaim ‘son of Adam ’. In Ireland, it has also been adopted as a surname by bearers of the names McCadden (in County Armagh) and McCaw (in County Cavan), as well as by bearers of a number of unrelated names including Barry (a Norman family in County Cork).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Edward Martin in household of John J Mcadams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward Mcadam in entry for Steven Edward Mcadam, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Edward Mcadam in entry for Steven Edward Mcadam, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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