Helen Adam

19 September 1892–1964 (Age 71)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen

When Helen Adam was born on 19 September 1892, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Adam, was 33 and her mother, Mary Duncan, was 25. She died in 1964, in her hometown, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

James Fraser
1886–1959
Helen Adam
1892–1964

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1859–1945Male

    Mary Duncan

    Female1867–1941Female

siblings

(6)

    Robert Adam

    Male1885–Male

    James Adam

    Male1886–Male

    Maggie Adam

    Female1887–Female

    Female1890–1954Female

    Female1892–1964Female

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World Events (8)

1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 4

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.
1908

Age 16

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 21

The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.

Name Meaning

From the Biblical personal name Adam, which was borne, according to Genesis, by the first man. It is the generic Hebrew term for ‘man’, probably from Hebrew adama ‘earth’. Compare the classical Greek legend that Zeus fashioned the first human beings from earth. It was very popular as a personal name among non-Jews throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, and the surname is found in one form or another in most of the countries of Europe. Jews, however, have never used this personal name, except in recent times under Polish and English influence. Among Scottish and Irish bearers it is sometimes a reduced form of McAdam .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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