Henry Adams

1875–1972 (Age 96)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Adams was born on 18 November 1875, in Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Adams, was 30 and his mother, Mary Alice Wade, was 21. He married Pheoby Elliott on 22 December 1895, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Marion, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Raccoon Township, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 24 March 1972, in Mound City, Pulaski, Illinois, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Adams
Pheoby Elliott
Marriage: 22 December 1895
Willard Hunt
Queen Adams
Elliott Adams
Gaskin Adams
Pearl Adams
Verlie Adams
Muriel Adams

Spouse & Children

  • Male1875–1972Male

  • Pheoby Elliott


22 December 1895
Sullivan, Indiana, United States


  • Willard Hunt


  • Queen Adams


  • Elliott Adams


  • Gaskin Adams


  • Pearl Adams


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Adams


  • Mary Alice Wade




  • Infant Adams


  • Olive Adams


  • William Adams


  • Male1875–1972Male

  • Flora Adams


World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 26

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Henry Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry Adams in household of Samuel Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Adams, "United States Census, 1920"

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