Orville Adams

Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life of Orville

When Orville Adams was born about 1837, in Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States, his father, David Worcester Adams, was 33 and his mother, Mary Crowell, was 31. He married Effie Bliss about 1862, in Braceville, Grundy, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Orville Adams
Effie Bliss
Marriage: about 1862
Elmer Freeman Adams
Sophia Adams
Emma Adelle Adams

Spouse & Children

about 1862
Braceville, Grundy, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 1

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 31

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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 Adams in entry for Elmer Adams and Lizzie Vandersypt, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Orville Adams in entry for Elmer Adams and Lizzie A. Vandersypt, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Orville Adams in entry for Elmer Adams, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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