Elbridge Martin Adams

Brief Life History of Elbridge Martin

When Elbridge Martin Adams was born on 18 December 1881, in Washington, Iowa, United States, his father, John William Adams, was 35 and his mother, Mary Narcissa Hare, was 32. He married Sophia Weldon Conway on 21 June 1910. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to San Francisco, California, United States in 1952 and lived in Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 8 June 1974, in Lake, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Elbridge Martin Adams
Sophia Weldon Conway
Marriage: 21 June 1910
Elinore Ethel Adams
Aldine Roberta Adams

Sources (15)

  • Abridge M Adams in household of John W Adams, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Elbridge Martin Adams, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Elbridge M Adams, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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.


China cedes Taiwan to Japan and permits Japan to trade in China.

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, 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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