Jesse Cleon Adams

1919–1991 (Age 72)
Trumann, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Jesse Cleon

When Jesse Cleon Adams was born on 5 May 1919, in Trumann, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States, his father, Washington Jesse Adams, was 28 and his mother, Lillie Mae Cooper, was 26. He married Lagene Eloise Dacus on 19 January 1946, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in St. Michael and St. Philip Township, Charleston, South Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 20 December 1991, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Cleon Adams
Lagene Eloise Dacus
Marriage: 19 January 1946
Teresa Jean Adams

Spouse & Children

19 January 1946
Shelby, Tennessee, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Anna Estelle Adams


  • Male1919–1991Male

  • Female1922–1999Female

  • Laverne Sylvester Bell Adams


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 3

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 22

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.

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History of Jesse Adams

Jesse Cleon Adams My Father Jesse Adams was born in Trumann Arkansas May 5th 1918 or 1918 to Washington Jesse Adams and Lillie Mae Cooper. He was the oldest of 3 siblings. He, for the most part, grew …

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Sources (3)

  • Cleon Adams in household of W Jesse Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jessie C Adams in household of Jessie W Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jesse Cleon Adams in entry for Mrs Lagene Eloise Adams, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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