Orville Addison Adams

1909–1968 (Age 58)
Quitman, Clarke, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Orville Addison

When Orville Addison Adams was born on 11 December 1909, in Quitman, Clarke, Mississippi, United States, his father, Albert Grady Adams, was 19 and his mother, Ava Cornelia Barry, was 18. He died on 14 July 1968, at the age of 58, and was buried in DeQuincy, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Grady Adams
Ava Cornelia Barry
La Velle Ottis Adams
Orville Addison Adams
Thomas Vernon Adams
Albert Louie Adams
Ava Lee Adams
William Frederick Adams
George Schnell Adams
Binford Adams
Robert Willis Adams
Dorothy Elizabeth Adams

Parents & Siblings



  • La Velle Ottis Adams


  • Male1909–1968Male

  • Thomas Vernon Adams


  • Male1913–1980Male

  • Ava Lee Adams


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 7

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 16

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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 Adams in household of Grady Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orval Adams in household of A G Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orville Addison Adams, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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