Jess Willard Adams

1916–1997 (Age 81)
Nevada, Wyandot, Ohio, United States

The Life of Jess Willard

When Jess Willard Adams was born on 25 July 1916, in Nevada, Wyandot, Ohio, United States, his father, Benjamin Harrison Adams, was 27 and his mother, Ruth Belle Clark, was 22. He married Odessa Pauline Beamer on 1 April 1939, in Nevada, Eden Township, Wyandot, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Crane Township, Wyandot, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 16 December 1997, in Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Nevada Cemetery, Eden Township, Wyandot, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jess Willard Adams
Odessa Pauline Beamer
Marriage: 1 April 1939
James R "Fuzzy" Adams

Spouse & Children

1 April 1939
Nevada, Eden Township, Wyandot, Ohio, United States


  • James R "Fuzzy" Adams


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 10

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Willard Adams in household of Benj H Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willard Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jesse Willard Adams in household of Ben Adams, "United States Census, 1930"

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