Mary Dell Adams

Female20 April 1923–September 1986

Brief Life History of Mary Dell

When Mary Dell Adams was born on 20 April 1923, in Junction, Kimble, Texas, United States, her father, John Wylie Adams, was 42 and her mother, Tempie Massey, was 38. She lived in Justice Precinct 6, Mason, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1930. She died in September 1986, in Del Rio, Val Verde, Texas, United States, at the age of 63.

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John Wylie Adams
Tempie Massey
Audie Effie Adams
Zona Lela Adams
Gena Adams
Vivian "Venie" Adams
Laura Lorene Adams
John Robertson Johnnie Adams
Dora Ethel Adams
Russell James Adams
Clara Zell Adams
Irene Adams
Mary Dell Adams
Nora Lee Adams
Edd Chester Adams

Sources (2)

  • Mary L Pike in household of Bill Pike, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary D Adams in household of John W Adams, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 6

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.


Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

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

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