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James Adams1854

Name
James Adams
Given names
James
Surname
Adams
Birth about 1854 26 18

Birth of a sisterMargaret Adams
about 1858 (Age 4 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Adams
November 28, 1862 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Birth of a sisterJane Anne Adams
about 1867 (Age 13 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 13 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Death of a paternal grandmotherMargaret
before 1871 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Adams
about 1871 (Age 17 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://goo.gl/AZzZyH
Death of a sisterElizabeth Adams
June 20, 1915 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 63 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 64 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Death of a brotherWilliam Adams
April 30, 1929 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 75 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 87 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://goo.gl/QfFDwG
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 96 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://goo.gl/o1FrfM
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Marriage: about 1853Ontario, CANADA
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younger sister
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5 years
younger sister
10 years
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  1. Generation 1
    1. James Adams, son of Charles Adams and Lydia Spooner, was born about 1854.