Ethel Louise Adam

1898–1993 (Age 95)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Ethel Louise

When Ethel Louise Adam was born on 20 February 1898, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, David Scott Ferguson Adam, was 34 and her mother, Louise Lillian Morrison, was 30. She married Horace Nathaniel Adams on 20 February 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1930 and Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean, New Jersey, United States in 1940. She died on 19 December 1993, in Sun City Center, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Plainfield, Essex, New Jersey, United States.

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Ethel Louise Adam
Horace Nathaniel Adams
Marriage: 20 February 1917
Robert Adams
Lillian Louise Adams
Dorothy Jean Adams

Spouse & Children

20 February 1917


  • Robert Adams


  • Lillian Louise Adams


  • Dorothy Jean Adams


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 15

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: In Hebrew, the scriptural name Adhám signifies "man," literally earthy or red earth; one authority says the name in Ethiopic means to be fair or beautiful. From this name comes the nurse-name Addy, or little Adam. The Gaelic form is Adambh. Adamina is a female name formed from Adam.

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel L Adams in household of David F Adam, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Adams in household of Horace Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Adams in household of Horace Adams, "United States Census, 1940"

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