• Sarah Flower Adams

    1805 - 1848

    Sarah Flower Adams (1805 - 1848)

    Poet. Born in Old Harlow, Essex, in England. The youngest daughter of Benjamin Flower, a newspaper editor. During the years 1832 to 1835 Sarah became a contributor to the pages of the Monthly Repository, then edited by Mr. W. Johnson Fox, and contributed to by John Stuart Mill, Crabb Robinson, Robert Browning, R. H. Horne, […]

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  • William Taylor Adams

    1822 - 1897

    William Taylor Adams (1822 - 1897)

    Author. He gained popularity in the 19th century for his works for young boys and girls written under the pseudonym “Oliver Optic”. He published 126 books and over 1,000 short stories under the alias.  Family links:  Children:  Emma Louisa Adams White (1857 – 1884)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Hannah Adams

    1755 - 1831

    Hannah Adams (1755 - 1831)

    Author. She wrote a number of works on religious themes, including “Alphabetical Compendium of the Various Sects Which Have Appeared from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Present Day,” “A Summary History of New England,” “History of the Jews” and “Letters on the Gospels.”  Family links:  Parents:  Thomas Adams (1725 – 1812)  Elizabeth […]

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  • Sarah Flower Adams

    1805 - 1848

    Sarah Flower Adams (1805 - 1848)

    Poet. Born in Old Harlow, Essex, in England. The youngest daughter of Benjamin Flower, a newspaper editor. During the years 1832 to 1835 Sarah became a contributor to the pages of the Monthly Repository, then edited by Mr. W. Johnson Fox, and contributed to by John Stuart Mill, Crabb Robinson, Robert Browning, R. H. Horne, […]

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  • Andy Adams

    1859 - 1935

    Andy Adams (1859 - 1935)

    Author. After living and working on the Western Frontier, he drew his experiences there to write a number of successful western novels. His first “The Log of a Cowboy” (1903), was his best known and most successful work. (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Parents:  Andrew Adams (1821 – 1906)  Elizabeth Elliott Adams (1821 – 1897)

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  • Ace Townsend Adams

    1912 - 2006

    Ace Townsend Adams (1912 - 2006)

    Major League Baseball Player. He played in the Major Leagues for six seasons (1941 to 1946) as a pitcher for the New York Giants. A relief specialist, he led the National Leagues in Saves in 1944 and 1945, and in Games Pitched in 1942, 1943 and 1944, and was named to the 1943 National League […]

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  • Earl John Adams

    1894 - 1989

    Earl John Adams (1894 - 1989)

    Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed “Sparky”, he played Major League baseball as an infielder for 13 seasons (1922 to 1934) for the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds. He first spent time with the Cubs as a utility infielder until a trade allowed him to become a full fledged starter. […]

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  • Julius Adams

    1948 - 2016

    Julius Adams (1948 - 2016)

    Professional Football Player. He was a star defensive lineman for the National Football League’s New England Patriots from 1971 to 1987. He was a four year starter at Texas Southern University and was tabbed All-conference in 1968 and 1970 before being drafted in the 2nd round of the 1971 NFL draft by the Patriots.  He […]

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  • Sam Adams, Sr

    1948 - 2015

    Sam Adams, Sr (1948 - 2015)

    Professional Football Player. Adams, born Samuel Edward Adams, played offensive guard in the National Football League for the New England Patriots from 1972 to 1980 and for the New Orleans Saints in 1981. He played for Prairie View A&M before being selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1971 Supplemental Draft and then joining […]

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  • Scott Alexander Adams

    1966 - 2013

    Scott Alexander Adams (1966 - 2013)

    Professional Football Player. For six seasons (1992 to 1997), he played at the guard and tackle positions in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons. He attended Columbia High School in Florida and played collegiate football at the University of Georgia. He distinguished […]

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  • Spencer Dewey Adams

    1898 - 1970

    Spencer Dewey Adams (1898 - 1970)

    Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as an infielder for four seasons (1923, 1935 to 1927), each one with a different team (Pittsburgh Pirates in 1923, Washington Senators in 1925, New York Yankees in 1926, and St. Louis Browns in 1927). Although his brief Major League career totaled only 180 games and […]

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  • Eddie Adams

    1933 - 2004

    Eddie Adams (1933 - 2004)

    Eddie Adams joined the United States Marine Corps in 1951 during the Korean War as a combat photographer. One of his assignments was to photograph the entire Demilitarized Zone from end to end immediately following the war. This took him over a month to complete. It was while covering the Vietnam War for the Associated Press […]

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  • George Adamski

    1891 - 1965

    George Adamski (1891 - 1965)

    Author. George was born in Poland and emigrated to America when he was two. He  was a soldier in the 13th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (K Troop) fighting at the Mexican border during the Pancho Villa Expedition. In 1917 he married Mary Shimbersky. She died in 1954; they had no children. Following his marriage George moved […]

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  • George Adamski

    1891 - 1965

    George Adamski (1891 - 1965)

    Author. George was born in Poland and emigrated to America when he was two. He  was a soldier in the 13th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (K Troop) fighting at the Mexican border during the Pancho Villa Expedition. In 1917 he married Mary Shimbersky. She died in 1954; they had no children. Following his marriage George moved […]

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  • Joy Adamson

    1910 - 1980

    Joy Adamson (1910 - 1980)

    Adamson was born to Victor and Traute Gessner in Troppau, Silesia, Austria-Hungary (now Opava, Czech Republic), the second of three girls. Her parents divorced when she was 10, and she went to live with her grandmother. In her autobiography The Searching Spirit, Adamson wrote about her grandmother, saying, “It is to her I owe anything […]

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  • Joe Wilbur “Joe Bill” Adcock

    1927 - 1999

    Joe Wilbur “Joe Bill” Adcock (1927 - 1999)

    Joseph Wilbur “Billy Joe” Adcock (October 30, 1927 – May 3, 1999) was a major league baseball player, best known as a first baseman and right-handed slugger with the powerful Milwaukee Braves teams of the 1950s, whose career included numerous home run feats. A sure-handed defensive player, he also retired with the third highest career […]

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  • Joe Adcock

    1927 - 1999

    Joe Adcock (1927 - 1999)

    Joe Adcock (October 30, 1927 – May 3, 1999) was a major league baseball player who also managed in the Major and Minor Leagues. He was best known as a first baseman and right-handed slugger with the powerful Milwaukee Braves teams of the 1950s, whose career included numerous home run feats. A sure-handed defensive player, […]

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  • Grant Adcox

    1950 - 1989

    Grant Adcox (1950 - 1989)

    Adcox’s Winston Cup career started in 1974, running a handful of races for father Herb Adcox with sponsorship backing from the family’s Chevrolet dealership in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In that year’s Winston 500 – considered one of the crown jewels of the sport – held at the fastest track on the circuit, the Talladega Superspeedway, Adcox […]

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  • Charles Samuel Addams

    1912 - 1988

    Charles Samuel Addams (1912 - 1988)

    Cartoonist. Born an only child in Westfield, New Jersey, he attended Westfield High School, where he was the art editor for the ‘Weather Vane’. He attended Colgate University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Grand Central School of Art in New York City briefly but refused to graduate from any of them. Making his first […]

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  • Charles Addams

    1912 - 1988

    Charles Addams (1912 - 1988)

    Charles Samuel Addams was born in Westfield, New Jersey, the son of Grace M. and Charles Huey Addams, a piano-company executive who had studied to be an architect. He was known as “something of a rascal around the neighborhood” as childhood friends recalled. Charles Addams was distantly related to U.S. presidents John Adams and John […]

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  • Maybelle Carter

    1909 - 1978

    Maybelle Carter (1909 - 1978)

    Maybelle Carter Affectionately and even reverently known as “Mother” Maybelle, Maybelle Carter was one-third of country music’s original first family, the Carters. Born Maybelle Addington in May of 1909, she was related by marriage to A.P. and Sara Carter — she married A.P.’s brother Ezra. Maybelle Carter was the group’s guitarist and also played autoharp […]

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  • Tom Addison

    1936 - 2011

    Tom Addison (1936 - 2011)

    Addison attended the University of South Carolina and was drafted by the NFL Baltimore Colts and the Canadian Football League Ottawa Rough Riders, but chose to sign in 1960 with the Boston Patriots of the newly formed American Football League, playing his entire pro career with the Patriots. Considered a leader of the newly formed […]

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  • Thomas Addison

    1793 - 1860

    Thomas Addison (1793 - 1860)

    Thomas Addison was born in April 1793, but his exact birthdate is not known. He was born in Longbenton, near Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of Sarah and Joseph Addison, a grocer and flour dealer in Long Benton. He attended the local Thomas rutter school and then went to the Royal Free Grammar School in […]

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  • Joseph Addison

    1672 - 1719

    Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

    Playwright, Stateman. He is best remembered for his fictional play “Cato, a Tragedy,” based on the last days of Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis (or Cato the Younger), the renowned Roman statesman and politician. He was born in Milston, Wiltshire, England, the oldest son of a minister and received his education at Charterhouse School at Godalming, […]

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  • Eddy Addy

    1970 - 1910

    Eddy Addy (1970 - 1910)

    Major League Baseball Player. Born in Rochester, New York, he was nicked named ‘The Magnet’ and made his debut as a right fielder for the Rockford Forest Citys on May 6, 1871. For five seasons, he played for the Rockford Forest Citys in 1871, Philadelphia Whites and Boston Red Stockings in 1873, 1875, Hartford Dark […]

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  • George Ade

    1866 - 1944

    George Ade (1866 - 1944)

    Author, Playwright, Humorist. His best known book is “Fables in Slang.” Three of his plays ran simultaneously in New York City, New York. He was the brother-in-law of Indiana Governor Warren T. McCray.  Family links:  Parents:  John Ade (1828 – 1914)  Adeline Wardell Bush Ade (1833 – 1907)  Siblings:  Anna L. Randall (1852 – 1926)* […]

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  • Nick Adenhart

    1986 - 2009

    Nick Adenhart (1986 - 2009)

    Nicholas James Adenhart was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the only son of Janet and Jim Adenhart, a former United States Secret Service officer. His parents divorced and Janet later remarried Duane Gigeous, with whom she had a son named Henry, who is a pitcher at the University of Oregon. Adenhart played Halfway Little League […]

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  • Bas Jan Ader

    1942 - 1970

    Bas Jan Ader (1942 - 1970)

    Artist. A native of of Winschoten, the Netherlands, he was a popular Dutch conceptual artist, filmmaker, photographer, and performance artist. He studied at the Rietveld Academy in the Netherlands, and at the Otis Art College, and the Claremont Graduate School, in the United States. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1965 from […]

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  • Charles Adler Jr.

    1899 - 1980

    Charles Adler Jr. (1899 - 1980)

    Charles Adler, Jr. (June 20, 1899 – October 23, 1980) was an American inventor. An engineer, he invented a number of safety signals, some of which are still in common usage.  Charles Adler, Jr. was a lifelong resident of Baltimore, Maryland. At age 14, he formally started his career as an inventor when he received […]

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  • Buddy Alda

    1908 - 1960

    Buddy Alda (1908 - 1960)

    Buddy Alda Motion Picture Producer. Born E. Maurice Adler, he began his career writing short motion pictures for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studios. He became a producer for Columbia Studios in 1947 and after Darryl Zanuck left 20th Century Fox studios Buddy Adler took over as head of production. He then served as Production chief at Fox […]

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