Henry Adams

1891–1966 (Age 75)
Galloway Township, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Adams was born on 5 April 1891, in Galloway Township, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, his father, Uzz Leech Adams, was 22 and his mother, Laura B Steelman, was 20. He lived in New Jersey, United States in 1890. He registered for military service in 1916. He died in November 1966, in Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Uzz Leech Adams
1869–1952
Laura B Steelman
1871–
Henry Adams
1891–1966
Lewis K Adams
1892–1972
Walter Elwood Adams
1899–1981
Alice May Adams
1900–

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World Events (8)

1894

Age 3

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1911

Age 20

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

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)

  • Henry Adams in household of Uzz L Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry S Adams, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"
  • Henry S Adams, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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