Adams, Evangeline

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Adams, Evangeline Gender: F
born on 8 February 1868 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Jersey City, New Jersey, 40n44, 74w05
Timezone LMT m74w05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°07' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°23 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 22°05'

Alternative birthtime
birth year 1859
Date 8 February 1859 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Jersey City, NJ (US), 40n44, 74w05
Timezone LMT m74w05 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°19' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 21°38 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 22°24'

Evangeline Adams


American astrologer with a clientele of nearly 100,000 people including the Prince of Wales, Mary Garden, J.P. Morgan and Enrico Caruso. When she moved to New York City 12 March 1899, she took rooms in a hotel. She warned the hotel owner of danger and the following day on 17 March the hotel had a bad fire in which there were several deaths; a grim success. The newspapers picked up on the story and she became renowned.

In 1914 she was accused of fortune telling and taken to court. At the trial she demonstrated her vocation by reading the chart of an unknown person who turned out to be the Judge's son. The Judge dismissed the case, saying that "Adams raises astrology to the dignity of an exact science."

Adams married George Jordan, younger than she. She was the "companion" of Emma Viola Sheridan Fry (educator, journalist, playwright, suffragist) in the late 1920s until her death. Adams died on 10 November 1932 at 4:00 AM in New York City.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Social : Great Publicity 13 March 1899 (Hotel fire, newspapers picked up her warning)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 10 November 1932 (Age 65 (?))
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Time given in her autobiography "Bowl of Heaven" (p.27, quotes her dad's diary.) Date given in astrological literature; Karen Christino quotes same date (1868) in "A Geneological History of Henry Adams of Braintree, MA" (see also Christino's blog entry [1]): same date on her death certificate: same date ("Feb 1868") given by Adams in the 1900 Boston census.

Other sources suggest different years of birth, giving rise to a question of the accuracy of the date. In the 1910 Boston census she claimed to be 47; in the 1920 census, 49. On her marriage certificate in April 1923, she gives age 50 (her husband also gave a wrong birth year). Her obit in the NY Times gives age 59 at her death in 1932. The NY Library catalog lists "1872?" Catherine V. Thompson wrote to Modern Astrology 7/8-1933, "I notice that the Director of the Evangeline Adams Studios states that she was born in 1868. That is officially contradicted by the record in our Public Library which says that Evangeline Smith Adams was born in 1859..... I met Miss Adams in Boston in 1898 and have friends who knew her there and we cannot understand why 10 years have been taken off her age. Records in our State House say that her husband, Mr. George Edwin Jordan, Jr., was born June 20, 1890 at Foxboro, MA, and his mother who lives here stated that his wife was 30 years older than himself." Joan Lenert reported that she had a chart for Adams for 1868 but for 9:30 AM EST. Lina Accurso reported that her mom, born in 1871, was a contemporary of Adams.

Starkman rectified to 8 February 1868 8.31.40 LMT Asc 22Pis49'

Tager cites "Data News Nr.55" via Public Library and husband via C.Thompson


  • Traits : Personality : Liar/ Fraud (Lied about her age in census reports)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Descendent of President Adams)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Much younger husband)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession