Grady Lafayette Adams

Brief Life History of Grady Lafayette

When Grady Lafayette Adams was born on 5 September 1902, in Whitfield, Georgia, United States, his father, James Thomas Adams, was 42 and his mother, Maryanna Virginia Josephine Mullins, was 40. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Flora Bell Hall. He lived in Whitfield, Queensland, Australia in 1966. He died on 21 August 1966, in Whitfield, Georgia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Grady Lafayette Adams
1902–1966
Flora Bell Hall
1900–1971
Grady Adams
1924–1984
Thelma Grace Adams
1930–2004
Emma Adams
1931–1999

Sources (8)

  • Grady Adams in household of Jim Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grady Lafayette Adams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Grady L Adams in entry for Grady Lafayette Adams, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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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