Jess Lee Adams

1889–1958 (Age 69)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Jess Lee

When Jess Lee Adams was born on 19 March 1889, in Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Rudolph Adams, was 36 and his mother, Mary Frances Edlen, was 34. He lived in Jefferson Township, Clark, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Mabank, Kaufman, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 22 May 1958, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Jess Lee Adams
1889–1958
Virginia P Howard
1889–1990

Spouse & Children

  • Male1889–1958Male

  • Virginia P Howard

    Female1889–1990Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Rudolph Adams

    Male1852–1935Male

  • Mary Frances Edlen

    Female1855–1933Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 5

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 15

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 19

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jessie Adams in household of Thomas Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jess L Adams in household of Thomas R Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jess Lee Adams, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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