Orus Orson Adams

1886–1961 (Age 74)
Bethany Township, Harrison, Missouri, United States

The Life of Orus Orson

When Orus Orson Adams was born on 12 June 1886, his father, Andrew Warren Adams, was 25 and his mother, Sophronia Francis Wilkinson, was 20. He married Estelle Marie Wyland on 7 November 1916, in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died in March 1961, at the age of 74.

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Orus Orson Adams
Estelle Marie Wyland
Marriage: 7 November 1916
Dorothy Marie Adams
Jessie Virginia Adams
Orus Orson Adams Jr
Andrew William Adams
Arvella Roberta Adams
Leroy Adams
Rose M Adams
Jack Darrel Adams
Bertha Jean Adams
Jimmy Dale Adams
Glora Dee Adams
Richard Earl Adams

Spouse & Children

7 November 1916
Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States


  • Dorothy Marie Adams


  • Jessie Virginia Adams


  • Orus Orson Adams Jr


  • Male1923–1998Male

  • Arvella Roberta Adams


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

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 .)

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Orus Adams, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Orson Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oris O Adams, "United States Census, 1930"

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