• Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

    1893 - 1982

    Harriet Stratemeyer Adams (1893 - 1982)

    Author. The daughter of American publisher and author Edward Stratemeyer, she was the author of several books for young children and teens. Writing for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, the book publishing firm founded by her father, she contributed stories in the “Nancy Drew” series under the firm’s blanket pseudonym ‘Carolyn Keene’. She also contributed stories in […]

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  • Brian Adams

    1964 - 2007

    Brian Adams (1964 - 2007)

    Brian Adams Brian Adams was born in Kona, Hawaii and was raised in Kealakekua, Hawaii and attended Konawaena High School. After graduating from high school, Adams joined the military, where he began boxing. It was during his time in the military, while stationed in Japan, that he was also exposed to wrestling. Adams was trained […]

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  • Stanley Adams

    1915 - 1977

    Stanley Adams (1915 - 1977)

    Stanley Adams (April 7, 1915 – April 27, 1977) was an American actor and screenwriter. Born in New York City, Adams had his first film role playing the bartender in the movie version of Death of a Salesman (1952). He played another barkeep in The Gene Krupa Story and a safecracker in Roger Corman’s High […]

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  • Platt Adams

    1885 - 1961

    Platt Adams (1885 - 1961)

    He was born in Belleville, New Jersey on March 23, 1885. He had a brother, Benjamin Willard Adams, also an Olympic athlete. In 1908 he finished fifth in the triple jump competition as well as in the standing high jump event. In the standing long jump competition he finished sixth. He also participated in the […]

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  • Henry Brooks Adams

    1838 - 1918

    Henry Brooks Adams (1838 - 1918)

    Author, Historian.  Born in Boston, Massachusetts  to one of America’s most prominent families, his father was American Diplomat and scholar  Charles Francis Adams, his grandfather was 6th United States President John Quincy Adams, and his great-grandfather was 2nd United States President John Adams. He graduated from Harvard University in 1858 and later attended lectures at […]

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  • Scott Adams

    1966 - 2013

    Scott 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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  • James Truslow Adams

    1878 - 1949

    James Truslow Adams (1878 - 1949)

    Historian. He graduated from Yale University in 1900, served in the United States Army during World War I as an intelligence officer, and on the staff of the United States delegation at the post-War Versailles Peace Conference. After the war he began writing, and won a Pulitzer Prize for hiw work “The Founding of New […]

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  • Mason Adams

    1919 - 2005

    Mason Adams (1919 - 2005)

    Adams was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned an MA degree from the University of Michigan in Theatre Arts and Speech and also attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, studying theater arts. He made his stage debut in 1940, appearing in summer stock at Baltimore’s Hilltop Theater. Adams was heard on many radio programs during Radio’s […]

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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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  • Joey Adams

    1911 - 1999

    Joey Adams (1911 - 1999)

    Adams was born in Brooklyn, New York as Joseph Abramowitz. For many years, he wrote the “Strictly for Laughs” column in the New York Post. His wife, Cindy Adams (to whom he was married from 1952 until his death), remains a society/gossip columnist for the same paper.  Adams’ career spanned more than 70 years and […]

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  • R. J. Adams

    1942 - 2015

    R. J. Adams (1942 - 2015)

    R. J. Adams was born in St. Catharines, Ontario where he spent his early childhood until his family headed across the border to Niagara Falls, New York. Known to his friends as Bob Adams, the aspiring actor/radio D.J. spent just a couple of years attending Bishop Duffy High school before dropping out and moving to […]

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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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  • Brian “Crush” Adams

    1964 - 2007

    Brian “Crush” Adams (1964 - 2007)

    Professional Wrestler. Born in Kona, Hawaii, he was raised and educated in Kealakekua. After graduating from Konawaena High School, he joined the United States Army, and while he was stationed in Japan he became interested in wrestling. Upon his discharge he was trained by the Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki, and made his wrestling debut […]

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  • John Couch Adams

    1819 - 1892

    John Couch Adams (1819 - 1892)

    John Couch Adams Adams was born at Lidcot, a farm at Laneast, near Launceston, Cornwall, the eldest of seven children. His parents were Thomas Adams (1788–1859), a poor tenant farmer, and his wife, Tabitha Knill Grylls (1796–1866). The family were devout Wesleyans who enjoyed music and among John’s brothers, Thomas became a missionary, George a […]

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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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  • Carol Adams

    1918 - 2012

    Carol Adams (1918 - 2012)

    Entertainer. Born Lurline Uller within the focal point of the entertainment industry, she caught the attention of a studio executive at the age of five which led to her taking up both dancing and acting lessons. Her experience in films could be traced back to appearances in the Mickey Rooney picture series “Mickey McGuire” which […]

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  • Diana Adams

    1926 - 1993

    Diana Adams (1926 - 1993)

    Ballerina. She was a leading dancer in the New York City Ballet from 1950 to 1963, and was a favorite of choreographer George Balanchine. She appeared in several motion pictures, including “Knock on Wood”. In later years she taught at the School of American Ballet, where she was the Dean.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • John Adams

    1735 - 1826

    John Adams (1735 - 1826)

    John Adams Adams, the eldest of three sons, was born on October 30, 1735 (October 19, 1735 Old Style, Julian calendar), in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts (then called the “north precinct” of Braintree, Massachusetts), to John Adams, Sr., and Susanna Boylston Adams. Adams’s birthplace is now part of Adams National Historical Park. His father […]

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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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  • Fanny Adams

    1859 - 1867

    Fanny Adams (1859 - 1867)

    Murder Victim. She was a victim of one of the most infamous child murder cases in Great Britain. She and her friend Minnie Warner, both aged eight, along with Fanny’s sister Lizzie, aged seven, were out for a walk on August 24, 1867 when, at half past one in the afternoon, they were approached by […]

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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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  • Cecily Adams

    1958 - 2004

    Cecily Adams (1958 - 2004)

    Adams was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, the daughter of comic actor Don Adams and singer Adelaide Efantis. She attended Beverly Hills High School and the University of California at Irvine. She acted in high school and college and in 1983 joined the Hollywood theatre company Theatre West.  Adams is well known to fans […]

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  • Rosie Carter

    1958 - 2003

    Rosie Carter (1958 - 2003)

    Rosie Carter was an American singer–songwriter. She was born July 13, 1958, the daughter of June Carter Cash and her second husband Edwin “Rip” Nix, and the stepdaughter of the country singer Johnny Cash. She was married to Philip Adams. Her first name was spelled as both “Rosie” and “Rosey,” according to stepsister Rosanne Cash, […]

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  • Jay Adams

    1961 - 2014

    Jay Adams (1961 - 2014)

    Jay Adams was born in a part of Santa Monica, California known to locals as “Dogtown”. He grew up with his mother and his stepfather, Kent Sherwood. He began skating and surfing at the age of four. Sherwood worked at Dave Sweet’s Surf Shop under Pacific Ocean Park, where Adams was introduced to skateboarding by […]

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