Arline Jessie Adam

1918–5 September 2009 (Age 91)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Arline Jessie

When Arline Jessie Adam was born in 1918, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Seneca Adam, was 19 and her mother, Emma Miller, was 23. She married Herman S. Schiffer on 1 April 1939, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Maxatawny, Maxatawny Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 September 2009, in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Herman S. Schiffer
Arline Jessie Adam
Marriage: 1 April 1939

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1 April 1939
Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 0

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Arline J Adam in household of Seneca W Adam, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arline G Adam in household of Seneca W Adam, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J Arline Schiffer Miller, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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