Orva Leroy Adams

1921–2006 (Age 85)
Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States

The Life of Orva Leroy

When Orva Leroy Adams was born on 15 January 1921, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, his father, Clark Adams, was 40 and his mother, Mattie Louise Sterling, was 39. He married Pauline N Landes on 27 February 1937, in Michigan, United States. He died on 5 September 2006, in his hometown, at the age of 85, and was buried in DeWitt, Clinton, Michigan, United States.

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Orva Leroy Adams
Pauline N Landes
Marriage: 27 February 1937

Spouse & Children

  • Male1921–2006Male

  • Pauline N Landes


27 February 1937
Michigan, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Clara Belle Adams


  • Male1904–1955Male

  • Beatrice Ione Adams


  • Male1915–1988Male

  • Male1921–2006Male

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 2

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Orva L Adams in household of Clark Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orva L Adams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Orva L Adams, "BillionGraves Index"

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