Orville Hull Adams

1873–1948 (Age 74)
Carroll, Iowa, United States

The Life of Orville Hull

Orville Hull Adams was born on 20 November 1873, in Carroll, Iowa, United States as the son of L.C. Adams and Maria Streeter. He married Estella Pearl Reeve on 17 September 1895, in Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States. He lived in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died in 1948, at the age of 75.

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Orville Hull Adams
Estella Pearl Reeve
Marriage: 17 September 1895

Spouse & Children

  • Male1873–1948Male

  • Estella Pearl Reeve


17 September 1895
Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • L.C. Adams


  • Maria Streeter




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 11

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Orville H Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orville Hull Adams, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Orville H. Adams, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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