Jess Leroy Adams

1919–1995 (Age 76)
Kanopolis, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States

The Life of Jess Leroy

When Jess Leroy Adams was born on 25 July 1919, in Kanopolis, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States, his father, Ray Edmund Adams, was 26 and his mother, Ellen Wilsey Powell, was 22. He lived in Ellsworth, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Empire Township, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 30 December 1995, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States.

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Ray Edmund Adams
Ellen Wilsey Powell
Viola Mae Adams
Wiliam Kenneth Adams
Jess Leroy Adams
Alice Louise Adams

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 4

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 21

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.

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)

  • Jessie Adams in household of Ed Powell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jessie Adams in household of Rory Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jesse L Adams in household of Rudolph U Sannaman, "United States Census, 1940"

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