Gustav Adam

1904–1982 (Age 78)
Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

The Life of Gustav

When Gustav Adam was born on 8 January 1904, in Basel-Stadt, Switzerland, his father, Fridolin Adam, was 30 and his mother, Anna Marie Sutterlin, was 33. He died on 10 April 1982, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Gustav Adam
Margaret Moore Stuart

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1909 · The Ford Building

Age 5

The Ford Building was one of the first high-rises to use a steel structural support system. It stands at 23 stories in total height and it held the title as tallest building in Detroit from 1908 until 1913.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: In Hebrew, the scriptural name Adhám signifies "man," literally earthy or red earth; one authority says the name in Ethiopic means to be fair or beautiful. From this name comes the nurse-name Addy, or little Adam. The Gaelic form is Adambh. Adamina is a female name formed from Adam.

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Sources (3)

  • Gustav Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gustav or Gustave Adam, "Michigan, Eastern and Western Districts, Naturalization Records, 1837-1993"
  • Gustav Adam in entry for Fridolin Adam, "Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930"

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