Fernanda Viola Adams

12 October 1915–29 August 1999 (Age 83)
Cowlitz, Lewis, Washington, United States

The Life of Fernanda Viola

When Fernanda Viola Adams was born on 12 October 1915, in Cowlitz, Lewis, Washington, United States, her father, Charles Albert Adams, was 28 and her mother, Emily Ina Sanders, was 22. She married Elwood Floyd McCann on 25 September 1936, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. She lived in Yakima, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 29 August 1999, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 83.

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Elwood Floyd McCann
Fernanda Viola Adams
Marriage: 25 September 1936

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25 September 1936
Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 1

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fern Adams in household of Joseph S Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leanne V Adams, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Fernne V Adams, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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