Connor Lester Adams

1895–1960 (Age 65)
Durham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Connor Lester

When Connor Lester Adams was born on 22 April 1895, in Durham, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Alfred Adams, was 30 and his mother, Edith Elizabeth Adams, was 25. He married Olive Earle Ferrell on 2 June 1917, in Durham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Black River Township, Harnett, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 16 May 1960, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Connor Lester Adams
Olive Earle Ferrell
Marriage: 2 June 1917
Virginia Olive Tolen
Ida Adams Herig
Connor Lester Adams Jr.
Elizabeth Adeline Eakins
Elizabeth Adams

Spouse & Children

2 June 1917
Durham, North Carolina, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • James Alfred Adams


  • Edith Elizabeth Adams




  • Ida Frances Adams


  • James Joseph Adams


  • Leonard Daniel Adams


  • Male1895–1960Male

  • Thomas Lundy Adams


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 2

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Coner L Adams in household of James H Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lester Adams in household of James A Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Conner Lester Adams, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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