Otis Willmer Adams

27 September 1877–1953 (Age 75)
Fayette, Indiana, United States

The Life of Otis Willmer

When Otis Willmer Adams was born on 27 September 1877, in Fayette, Indiana, United States, his father, Daniel J Adams, was 38 and his mother, Naomi Risk, was 32. He lived in Bowling Green Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died in 1953, at the age of 76, and was buried in Herrick, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Daniel J Adams
Naomi Risk
Euphemia E Adams
Etta F Adams
Emily J Adams
Rhoda Caroline Adams
Otis Willmer Adams

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel J Adams





    Euphemia E Adams


    Etta F Adams



    Rhoda Caroline Adams



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Otis W Adams in household of Daniel Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Otis W Adams, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Otis Willmer Adams, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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