John Newton Adams

12 July 1886–21 October 1962 (Age 76)
Utica, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of John Newton

When John Newton Adams was born on 12 July 1886, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Campbell W. Adams, was 35 and his mother, Ida M. Goodier, was 31. He married Eunice Zelda Brown on 27 February 1912, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 21 October 1962, in California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Boonton, Morris, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Newton Adams
Eunice Zelda Brown
Marriage: 27 February 1912
Gwendolyn A Adams
Ann Adams
John Newton Adams Jr
Andrew Brown Adams
Donald Adams
Robert Goodier Adams

Spouse and Children

27 February 1912
Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Campbell W. Adams


    Ida M. Goodier




    Arthur Adams


    Jesse E. Adams


    Percy Campbell Adams



    Gwendolen Adams


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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 5

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 10

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 20

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • John N Adams in household of Campbell W Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John N Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John N Adams, "United States Census, 1930"

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