Orville Depaugh Adams

1884–1975 (Age 90)
Knox, Indiana, United States

The Life of Orville Depaugh

When Orville Depaugh Adams was born on 23 April 1884, in Knox, Indiana, United States, his father, John Thompson Adams, was 6 and his mother, Clara Bell Welton, was 14. He married Jennie Winnie Housh on 18 August 1908, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States. He lived in Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1920. He died on 23 March 1975, in Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orville Depaugh Adams
Jennie Winnie Housh
Marriage: 18 August 1908

Spouse & Children

18 August 1908
Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John Thompson Adams


  • Clara Bell Welton




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 22

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 24

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Orville D Adams in household of Charles W Osborne, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orville D Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orville D Adams, "United States Census, 1930"

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