With a bloodline that connected her to a couple of Presidents of the United States, Evangeline Adams was able to mingle with the best of them , J.P. Morgan, Charles Schwab, and actress Tallulah Bankhead. What did she do, you might ask? She was an astrologist and first received training in the field at Boston in 1887. It wasn’t too long before she was practicing on a professional level. In this article, you will learn more about Evangeline Adams , who became one of the best-known astrologists in her time.
Over the years, Adams has gained notoriety for her talents in prediction. She claims to have successfully foretold the fire that struck the Windsor Hotel in New York City in 1899. She predicted the stock market crash of 1929 and saw the start of World War II. She also foretold the deaths of famous individuals, including King Edward VII, Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso, as well as her own.
Personal Facts and Relationships
Adams was born on February 8th, 1868 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Ironically, she entered a conservative family and the times in which she lived in as a youth was the Victorian era. When she was only 15 months old, her father passed away. Over the years, she would also live in the Boston region, in what she would often call one of the most conservative of circles within a conservative city.
As for relationships in her lifetime, she was once engaged to a man known as Mr. Lord before diving into astrology as a full time service. Some believe she worked for Mr. Lord at one point in time. However, she stated to have lost feelings for the man and broke off the engagement. During her time, this was unheard of, as 19th century Boston equated broken engagements with divorce. The whole affair was looked at as a great controversy. In her later years, Adams was the companion of Emma Viola Sheridan Fry ,a bond cultivated throughout the late 1920’s and early 1930’s.
The Legal Aspect of Fortune Telling
Throughout time, there have been many who view fortune telling as a fraud, scandal, and even an illegal act. In 1911, Adams was arrested for this practice with charges later dismissed. However, as a result, the arrest brought her great attention. A New York World reporter interviewed Adams, confirming the authenticity of a note sent to Adams from a Lady Paget in 1910. It stated: ” Wonderful woman, all you said about the King came too sadly true.” Not only did Adams foresee the death of King Edward VII, but also predicted that when George V took over the reign, it would bring a lot of blood. Because of this prediction, she often stated that London did not take too kindly to her.