Orum Waltemyer Adams Jr

1908–1984 (Age 76)
Buffalo, Wilson, Kansas, United States

The Life of Orum Waltemyer

When Orum Waltemyer Adams Jr was born on 2 January 1908, in Buffalo, Wilson, Kansas, United States, his father, Orum Waltermyer Adams, was 47 and his mother, Caroline Georgia Green, was 28. He married Bonnie Louise Keigley in 1942. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Neosho, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Morehead, Neosho, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 18 November 1984, in Thayer, Neosho, Kansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Neosho, Kansas, United States.

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Orum Waltemyer Adams Jr
Bonnie Louise Keigley
Marriage: 1942
Orval “Keith” Adams
Catherine Ruth Adams

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  • Orval “Keith” Adams


  • Catherine Ruth Adams


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 14

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1928 · Kansas Wheat

Age 20

In 1928, Kansas produced one-seventh of the world's wheat crop. Several years later in 1931, Kansas had produced a record breaking 240 million bushels of wheat.

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)

  • Orum Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orum Adams in household of Newton Errett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orum W Adams in household of O W Adams, "Kansas State Census, 1915"

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