Jess Willard Adams

1916–1957 (Age 40)
Cochise, Arizona, United States

The Life of Jess Willard

When Jess Willard Adams was born on 12 November 1916, in Cochise, Arizona, United States, his father, William Walter Adams, was 38 and his mother, Orpha Luzetta Burton, was 33. He married Nellie Elizabeth Walker in 1937, in Cochise, Cochise, Arizona, United States. He lived in Dragoon, Cochise, Arizona, United States for about 10 years and Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1956. He died on 8 January 1957, in Arizona, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Jess Willard Adams
Nellie Elizabeth Walker
Marriage: 1937

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Cochise, Cochise, Arizona, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Age 13

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Jess W Adams in household of William W Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willard Adams in household of William Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jess Willard Adams, "Arizona, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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