Laura Jenette Adams

1864–1949 (Age 85)
Lafayette, Missouri, United States

The Life of Laura Jenette

When Laura Jenette Adams was born in 1864, in Lafayette, Missouri, United States, her father, Eli Adams, was 47 and her mother, Jane A. Powell, was 42. She married James W Mathews on 18 November 1896, in Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Lafayette, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Odessa, Lafayette, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 19 June 1949, in Carrollton, Carroll, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Laura Jenette Adams
James W Mathews
Marriage: 18 November 1896
Josephine E Matthews
Rachel I Matthews
Bessie Matthews

Spouse & Children

18 November 1896
Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Eli Adams


  • Female1822–1907Female



  • Male1843–1914Male

  • Noah Powell Adams


  • Jacob Benton Adams


  • Joseph Adams


  • Female1852–1925Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 1

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Laura G Adams in household of Eli Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Laura Matthews in household of James Matthews, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Matthews in household of James Matthews, "United States Census, 1910"

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