Elizabeth Lizzie Adams

7 May 1855–24 December 1912 (Age 57)
Albany, Whiteside, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Lizzie

When Elizabeth Lizzie Adams was born on 7 May 1855, in Albany, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, her father, John Quincy Adams, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Jane Short, was 17. She married John White on 26 January 1876. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Garden Plain Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Garden Plain, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 24 December 1912, in Clinton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

John White
Elizabeth Lizzie Adams
Marriage: 26 January 1876
Arthur Byron White
Lulu Magdalene White

Spouse and Children

26 January 1876


Parents and Siblings

    John Quincy Adams





World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 2

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 16

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

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 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lizzie White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Adams in household of Wm Beeken, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lizzie White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1880"

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