James David Adamson

Brief Life History of James David

When James David Adamson was born on 5 March 1881, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, his father, Isaac Andrew Adamson, was 27 and his mother, Elisabeth Snyder Adamson, was 26. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Dora Belle Dowdy. He lived in Center, Saguache, Colorado, United States in 1935 and Denver, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 11 June 1975, at the age of 94, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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James David Adamson
Dora Belle Dowdy
Milo Aaron Adamson
Veta V Adamson
Dearl James Adamson

Sources (8)

  • James D Adamson in household of Elizebeth Adamson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James David Adamson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • James Adamson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


Historical Boundaries: 1898: Saguache, Colorado, United States. [Spreads across Rio Grande and Saguache counties]

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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 and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Adam + Middle English son, meaning ‘son of Adam’. The surname is especially common in Scotland, where it is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In North America, this surname has absorbed some Polish and possibly also other European patronymics and other derivatives from the personal name Adam. Compare Adams .

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

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