John Adams

5 Jan 1852 - 18 Apr 1930

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5 Jan 1852 - 18 Apr 1930
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I, Ruth Davis Adams was born on July 31st 1856 in South Wales. My father's name was John G. Davis (who was born in South Wales October 21, 1838 and died October 2, 1926 at Salt Lake) and my mother was Ruth Phillips. I had a younger brother named William Phillips Davis. When I was four years old my m
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John Adams

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Salt Lake City Cemetery

200-250 N St
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
United States

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History of Ruth Davis Adams - Pioneer

Contributor: clbm562 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I, Ruth Davis Adams was born on July 31st 1856 in South Wales. My father's name was John G. Davis (who was born in South Wales October 21, 1838 and died October 2, 1926 at Salt Lake) and my mother was Ruth Phillips. I had a younger brother named William Phillips Davis. When I was four years old my mother died and father later remarried. At nine years of age my father, step-mother, brother and I came to America. We crossed the ocean on the John Bright sailing vessel. One thing I remember while crossing the ocean was the birth of a baby boy whose parents named him John Bright--after the ship. After reaching America we continued our journey to Utah with mule teams in Captain's Griggs Company. As the teams were needed for carrying provisions all the people who were able, had to walk across the plains. Father and I walked most of the way, gathering wood and buffalo chips for fires along the way. Toward the end of the journey, father's feet became so badly burned and blistered that he could not walk. There was nothing to do except to go on and leave him to come the best way he could or perish on the way. When Captain Griggs heard of it he sent some men with a team and brought father to camp. I had my tenth birthday while on the plains. We arrived in Salt Lake City, Aug. 29, 1866. The first house we lived in was in the 15th Ward. It was owned by Bro. Giles, father of Professor giles. At the age of 12 years I went to live and work for Mrs. Musser, a widow, where I did all kinds of work such as milking the cows, churning butter, tending the garden and taking milk and butter into the city to sell. After staying there about two years, I left and came to the city and worked for awhile in the homes of judge Caines. When I was sixteen I went to work for Mrs. Conrad, a daughter of Pres. Brigham Young. His wife, emmaline had poor health and we moved into his home. It was there I learned to know and admire Brigham Young. He was very thoughtful of others and was kind to everyone. He would call us all to have family prayers and we ate at the same table, and enjoyed our associations with him and his family very much. I remember once having some teeth out while there and he put his hand on my should and said "God Bless you, my child, be sure and don't take cold". Brigham Young's wife's name was Emmaline, known to all of us as Aunt Em. Later I worked in the home of Henry Dunford. My next home was with Judge Carey and his family. They were very nice people and were very kind to me. They left Utah and went back east to live and wanted me to go with them but I was going to be married and did not accept this offer. Mrs. Carey gave me many nice things for my new home and I have some of them yet and treasure them very highly. I was married to John Adams in April 1876. We had ten children, five boys and five girls. My brother died in 1920, my father died on Oct. 2, 1926 and my husband died on April 18, 1930. I have 23 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. I have lived in the 16th and 34th Wards for 54 years and will be 85 years old on July 31, 1941. **Added note: Grandma Adams died in 1945 just before her 89th birthday

History of Ruth Davis Adams - Pioneer

Contributor: nana2243 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 month ago

I, Ruth Davis Adams was born on July 31st 1856 in South Wales. My father's name was John G. Davis (who was born in South Wales October 21, 1838 and died October 2, 1926 at Salt Lake) and my mother was Ruth Phillips. I had a younger brother named William Phillips Davis. When I was four years old my mother died and father later remarried. At nine years of age my father, step-mother, brother and I came to America. We crossed the ocean on the John Bright sailing vessel. One thing I remember while crossing the ocean was the birth of a baby boy whose parents named him John Bright--after the ship. After reaching America we continued our journey to Utah with mule teams in Captain's Griggs Company. As the teams were needed for carrying provisions all the people who were able, had to walk across the plains. Father and I walked most of the way, gathering wood and buffalo chips for fires along the way. Toward the end of the journey, father's feet became so badly burned and blistered that he could not walk. There was nothing to do except to go on and leave him to come the best way he could or perish on the way. When Captain Griggs heard of it he sent some men with a team and brought father to camp. I had my tenth birthday while on the plains. We arrived in Salt Lake City, Aug. 29, 1866. The first house we lived in was in the 15th Ward. It was owned by Bro. Giles, father of Professor giles. At the age of 12 years I went to live and work for Mrs. Musser, a widow, where I did all kinds of work such as milking the cows, churning butter, tending the garden and taking milk and butter into the city to sell. After staying there about two years, I left and came to the city and worked for awhile in the homes of judge Caines. When I was sixteen I went to work for Mrs. Conrad, a daughter of Pres. Brigham Young. His wife, emmaline had poor health and we moved into his home. It was there I learned to know and admire Brigham Young. He was very thoughtful of others and was kind to everyone. He would call us all to have family prayers and we ate at the same table, and enjoyed our associations with him and his family very much. I remember once having some teeth out while there and he put his hand on my should and said "God Bless you, my child, be sure and don't take cold". Brigham Young's wife's name was Emmaline, known to all of us as Aunt Em. Later I worked in the home of Henry Dunford. My next home was with Judge Carey and his family. They were very nice people and were very kind to me. They left Utah and went back east to live and wanted me to go with them but I was going to be married and did not accept this offer. Mrs. Carey gave me many nice things for my new home and I have some of them yet and treasure them very highly. I was married to John Adams in April 1876. We had ten children, five boys and five girls. My brother died in 1920, my father died on Oct. 2, 1926 and my husband died on April 18, 1930. I have 23 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. I have lived in the 16th and 34th Wards for 54 years and will be 85 years old on July 31, 1941. **Added note: Grandma Adams died in 1945 just before her 89th birthday

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1852
John Adams was born on 5 Jan 1852
John Adams was 9 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
1861
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John Adams was 23 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
1874
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John Adams was 30 years old when The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the called party and the calling party.
1881
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John Adams was 41 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
1893
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John Adams was 57 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.
1908
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John Adams was 63 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
1914
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John Adams was 76 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
1928
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John Adams died on 18 Apr 1930 at the age of 78
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