Elva Leora Adams

6 December 1907–22 December 1994 (Age 87)
Hatch, Doña Ana, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Elva Leora

When Elva Leora Adams was born on 6 December 1907, her father, Stephen Blake Adams, was 38 and her mother, Ida Viola Barnes, was 31. She married David Leslie Stevens on 29 August 1923, in Craig, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Texas, United States in 1935 and Commissioner's Precinct 4, Upton, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 22 December 1994, in Hatch, Doña Ana, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Hatch, Doña Ana, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Leslie Stevens
Elva Leora Adams
Marriage: 29 August 1923
Joyce Davene Stevens
Jerry Lee Stevens
jouette stevens

Spouse and Children

29 August 1923
Craig, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Ansel Adams



    Merlene Adams


    Orson Adams


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 7

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 24

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elva Adams in household of Steven B Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elna Stevens in household of D L Stevens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elva L Stevens in household of David L Stevens, "United States Census, 1930"

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