Orville Adams

1921–1994 (Age 73)
Perry, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Orville

When Orville Adams was born on 31 January 1921, in Perry, Kentucky, United States, his father, Edward Vester Adams, was 53 and his mother, Martha Ellen Stamper, was 44. He married Alpha Hall on 17 April 1944, in Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Leatherwood, Perry, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died on 18 March 1994, in Cornettsville, Perry, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73.

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Orville Adams
Alpha Hall
Marriage: 17 April 1944

Spouse & Children

  • Male1921–1994Male

  • Alpha Hall


17 April 1944
Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1894–1989Female

  • Isaac Adams


  • Female1898–1985Female

  • Vina Adams


  • William Adams


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 5

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 20

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)

  • Arville Adams in household of Ned Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orville Adams in household of Ned Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arville Adams, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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