Orval Jay Adams

1917–1949 (Age 32)
Luverne, Rock, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Orval Jay

When Orval Jay Adams was born on 31 January 1917, in Luverne, Rock, Minnesota, United States, his father, Jay Washington Adams, was 31 and his mother, Hazel Pokett, was 28. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Evelyn Stella Anderson. He died on 22 February 1949, in Soldiers Grove, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Mount Sterling, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States.

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Orval Jay Adams
Evelyn Stella Anderson
Jerome Francis Adams
Arlee Helaine Adams
Linda Fay Adams

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

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 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 2

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.

Age 10

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Orvall Adams in household of Jay Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orval Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orval J Adams, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

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