George Albert Adams

17 Mar 1891 - 26 Dec 1969

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George Albert Adams

17 Mar 1891 - 26 Dec 1969
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George Albert Adams Jr. (1891-1969) George Albert Adams George Albert Adams was born March 17, 1891 in Monticello, Utah, the eldest son of George Albert and Evelyn Mortensen Adams. He died December 26, 1969 in the Veterans Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona. His health had been impaired for two years do to

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George Albert Adams


Monticello City Cemetery

Monticello Cemetery Rd
Monticello, San Juan, Utah
United States

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George Albert Adams Jr (1891-1969)

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George Albert Adams Jr. (1891-1969) George Albert Adams George Albert Adams was born March 17, 1891 in Monticello, Utah, the eldest son of George Albert and Evelyn Mortensen Adams. He died December 26, 1969 in the Veterans Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona. His health had been impaired for two years do to a blood clot operation. A second operation ten days before put him in intensive care in the hospital until his death. His early years were spent at Verdure until his parents moved to Monticello. It was at Verdure when his father was called on a mission. Eight year old Bert and his mother cared for the farm and the cattle during his absence. This youthful son came to know the rugged pioneer life; of the Indian raids; of the outlaw cowboys. Bert and his sisters, Nean and Zola milked fifty head of wild cows for a time at Dodge. They made cheese and butter and took it to market in Durango. Bert finished school at Monticello and then went to the Brigham Young University. At the Y, he showed promise for career in voice and was advised to go to New York for further study. After two years in New York he received a mission call and was assigned to the Eastern States Mission. While on his mission he was given the advantage of hearing many fine concerts. He had completed his mission at the outbreak of the First World War and was soon in uniform in the hospital corps in France. How he hated war! He returned to New York for further study and had a studio at Carnegie Hall, where he came to know many great singers and instrumentalists of that era. Later, for money and experience, he joined the Merry Widow Opera Company as a understudy for the principal role of Prince Daniello. He toured with them throughout the United States and Canada. At the completion of this tour, Bert began rehearsing with an Opera Company in New York. A new venture, opera in English. They began by trying out in the large cities along the Atlantic seaboard. The venture was not successful. It was at this time Bert's health broke from which he never recovered. He went to his sister Hazel in Wyoming for eight months, trying to recover. From there he went to Monticello. After the death of his parents he tried such projects as turkey growing and he worked on war projects. His health did not improve. His sister Zola needed help in keeping up her grounds at her home in Provo and he made his home with her for the rest of his life. When Zola went to Mesa, Arizona, he went with her and made her grounds, her citrus trees, her roses and her swimming pool a delight for all who came, and her friends are many. Bert had to give up producing music but he never gave up music, thanks to records and television. He never missed hearing the grand Opera Saturday broadcasts. Here, he relived the life that he longed for, but never achieved. The opera scores, the costumes, the ballet, the stage sets came alive for him. Often as he was listening, I saw the pangs of nostalgia in his eyes, yes often tears. Music was his meat and thank God, the illness that bound him for years is gone. The steal band is cut and he is free to begin where he left off. Now there can be audiences, his tenor voice will shout praises of joy. His mother will be there to applaud and prod him on. His father will be there and his brother Roland will sing duets with him. The reunion will be glorious. Bert was a product of San Juan. He knew the vigor of its work - he knew the biting defeat of hail and fire; he felt the flow of a promising field of wheat. He knew the lean depression years. For two years Bert had walked with difficultly due to a blood clot operation. He clung tenaciously to life and gained courage by reading great books. Always an avid reader, books fed his spirit against pain and defeat. Few have clung to life against such odds as Bert Adams. He is survived by brothers, Vaughan Adams, Riverside, Wyoming; Donald T. Adams, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Leon Adams, Monticello, Utah; and by sisters Zola Peterson, Mesa, Arizona; Fay McCormick, Long Beach, California; Cornelia Perkins, Hazel Loomis and Della Bronson of Monticello, Utah. Also surviving are twenty-two nieces and nephews and fifty-one grand nieces and nephews.

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George Albert Adams was born on 17 Mar 1891
George Albert Adams was 18 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
George Albert Adams was 21 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
George Albert Adams was 39 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
George Albert Adams was 48 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
George Albert Adams was 54 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
George Albert Adams was 62 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
George Albert Adams died on 26 Dec 1969 at the age of 78
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