Willis Floyd Adams

11 February 1934–2010 (Age 75)
Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Willis Floyd

When Willis Floyd Adams was born on 11 February 1934, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, his father, Willis Adkin Adams, was 33 and his mother, Bessie Viola Ritch, was 35. He lived in Township 1, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died in 2010, at the age of 76.

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Willis Adkin Adams
Bessie Viola Ritch
Cecil William Adams
Betty Viola Adams
James Edward Adams
Willis Floyd Adams

Parents and Siblings



    Cecil William Adams


    Betty Viola Adams


    James Edward Adams



World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 15

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 20

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

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)

  • Floyd Adams in household of Willis A Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Floyd Adams in entry for Betty Adams Freeman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Floyd Adams in entry for Betty Adams Sanford Freeman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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