Virginia Arlene Adams

Female27 October 1923–24 September 2001

Brief Life History of Virginia Arlene

When Virginia Arlene Adams was born on 27 October 1923, in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Albert Clark Adams, was 23 and her mother, Sadie May Towne, was 19. She married Harold Dean Webster in 1944, in Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 24 September 2001, in Rockledge, Brevard, Florida, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rockledge, Brevard, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Dean Webster
1922–2005
Virginia Arlene Adams
1923–2001
Marriage: 1944
Dwight Harold Webster
1952–2013

Sources (9)

  • Virginia Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Arlene Adams, "Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924"
  • Virginia Arlene Adams, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"

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  • Marriage
    1944Florida, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1927

    Age 4

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

    Age 18

    Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 21

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    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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