Charlotte Adams

Brief Life History of Charlotte

When Charlotte Adams was born about July 1862, in Stanley Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Thorrington Adams, was 24 and her mother, Charlotte Grainger, was 25. She married Oliver Cromwell Hyatt on 19 December 1881, in Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to United States in 1890 and lived in East Saint Louis Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1940 and East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1950. She died about 16 November 1950, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Cromwell Hyatt
1842–1907
Charlotte Adams
1862–1950
Marriage: 19 December 1881
Frank Arthur Hyatt
1883–
Olive M Hyatt
1885–1969
Oliver Curtis Hyatt
1885–

Sources (15)

  • Charlotte Hyatt, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Charlotte Adams, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Charlotte Adams Hyatt in entry for Miss Olive May Hyart Hyatt, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1869

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The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

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

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