Jessie Wilbur Adams

1916–1981 (Age 64)
Tyrone, Texas, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Jessie Wilbur

When Jessie Wilbur Adams was born on 17 February 1916, in Tyrone, Texas, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Alga Franklin Lafayette Adams, was 21 and his mother, Mary Lois Bechtle, was 20. He lived in Grandview, La Plata, Colorado, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 January 1981, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Alga Franklin Lafayette Adams
Mary Lois Bechtle
Jessie Wilbur Adams
Carl Nathaniel Adams
Benonia Adams
Alga Raymond Adams
Raymond Adams
Vera Lois Adams

Parents & Siblings

  • Alga Franklin Lafayette Adams


  • Mary Lois Bechtle




  • Male1916–1981Male

  • Carl Nathaniel Adams


  • Benonia Adams


  • Alga Raymond Adams


  • Raymond Adams


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 1

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 (2)

  • Wilbur Adams in household of Alga Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilbur Adams in household of Algo F Adams, "United States Census, 1920"

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