Opal Mae Adams

5 August 1908–14 December 1979 (Age 71)
Gardner, Mercer, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Opal Mae

When Opal Mae Adams was born on 5 August 1908, in Gardner, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Thompson Adams, was 21 and her mother, Bertha Pearle Lowman, was 24. She married Coral Marsh on 16 April 1927. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Florida, United States in 1935. She died on 14 December 1979, in Ruskin, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ruskin, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Coral Marsh
Opal Mae Adams
Marriage: 16 April 1927
Bernice Marie Marsh

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1927Hillsborough, Florida, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I
    Age 6
    Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.
    Age 19
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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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    Sources (13)

    • Opal May Adams in entry for Bernice Marie Marsh, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Opal M Adams in household of Williams T Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Opal Morris in household of Coral Morris, "Florida State Census, 1935"

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