Edwin Christian Adams

8 December 1882–7 September 1971 (Age 88)
Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edwin Christian

When Edwin Christian Adams was born on 8 December 1882, in Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States, his father, Nathaniel Morgan Adams, was 33 and his mother, Susanna Sharp, was 23. He married Myrtle May Hite on 29 May 1907, in Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Walnut Township, Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Grant Township, Page, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 7 September 1971, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Christian Adams
Myrtle May Hite
Marriage: 29 May 1907
Marvin Jerome Adams
Marjorie May Adams

Spouse and Children

29 May 1907
Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Nathaniel Morgan Adams





    Charles William Adams



    Ezra Franklin Adams




    Earnest E. Adams


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 2

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.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Edward C Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edwin C Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • E C Adams, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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