Winifred Adamson

18 August 1909–9 February 1996 (Age 86)
New York, United States

The Life of Winifred

When Winifred Adamson was born on 18 August 1909, in New York, United States, her father, James Tilden Adamson, was 33 and her mother, Clara May Slocum, was 33. She lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1930. She died on 9 February 1996, in Bronx, New York, United States, at the age of 86.

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James Tilden Adamson
Clara May Slocum
Martilla Adamson
Winifred Adamson
Dr Kenneth Tilden Adamson

Parents and Siblings

    James Tilden Adamson





World Events (8)


Age 2

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 4

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 24

"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."

Name Meaning

Common patronymic form of Adam , especially in Scotland, where the name is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In the U.S., this form may also have absorbed some patronymic forms of Adam in various other languages. Compare Adams .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Winnifred Adamson in household of Clara S Adamson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Winifred Adamson in household of Clara Adamson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Winifred Adamson in household of Tilden Adamson, "United States Census, 1920"

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