Jesse Ernest Adams

1885–1963 (Age 77)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Jesse Ernest

When Jesse Ernest Adams was born on 14 December 1885, in Kansas, United States, his father, George W Adams, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Rachel Eudora "Dora" Engle, was 25. He married Nellie Boyington Jewell on 27 November 1907, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Judicial Township 7, Fresno, California, United States in 1920. He died on 5 May 1963, in Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Jesse Ernest Adams
Nellie Boyington Jewell
Marriage: 27 November 1907
Mildred Jewell Adams
Boyington Ernest Adams
Evelyn Vaudine Adams
Denzil Laurel Adams

Spouse & Children

27 November 1907
Fresno, Fresno, California, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Jesse Adams in household of Geo Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jesse E Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jesse Earnest Adams, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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