Adelaide Elizabeth Addis

3 November 1913–22 February 1988 (Age 74)
Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Adelaide Elizabeth

When Adelaide Elizabeth Addis was born on 3 November 1913, in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Thomas Mansell Addis, was 29 and her mother, Ethel Elizabeth Wood, was 23. She married Harry Robert Howes on 9 February 1934, in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 22 February 1988, in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Cathedral City, Riverside, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Robert Howes
Adelaide Elizabeth Addis
Marriage: 9 February 1934
Arlene Ethel Howes

Spouse and Children

9 February 1934
Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 21

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Addy, a pet form of Adam .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Adelaide Elizabeth Howes, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Adelaide Elizabeth Howes, "BillionGraves Index"
  • California Death Index

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