Laura Jean Adams

1918–2003 (Age 84)
Dewey, Washington, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Laura Jean

When Laura Jean Adams was born on 11 November 1918, in Dewey, Washington, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Loyd Glenn Adams, was 22 and her mother, Olive Laura Ford, was 18. She lived in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 9 May 2003, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Eastland, Eastland, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laura Jean Adams
1918–2003
Neufulus Baldridge Crawford
1914–1970

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Loyd Glenn Adams

    Male1896–1988Male

  • Olive Laura Ford

    Female1900–1982Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 3

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1941

Age 23

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)

  • Laura Jean Adams in household of Loyd G Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Jean Crawford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Laura Jean Adams in entry for Jack Von Crawford, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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