Adams, Ada (Bivins)
ROCK ISLAND ITEMS
The funeral of Mrs. Stanley Adams was held at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, Mr. J. E. Young officiating. She was laid to rest in Myrtle Cemetery.
Colorado Citizen, January 12, 1923, page 5
Adams, Carl H.
Youth Dies of Pistol Wound
A 17-year-old youth is dead and his first cousin, an 18-year-old, is charged with first-degree murder as the result of a shooting at the Dreamland Inn, a Weimar tavern, at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Dead of a .22 bullet wound in the head is Paul [sic.] Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jones of Oakland.
Charged with murder is Gregory King, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie King, also of Oakland.
Adams died at 1 p.m. Sunday in Youens Memorial Hospital. The slug, from a foreign-made .22 pistol, had entered his left cheek and lodged in his head.
City Marshall Fred Vornsand investigated, assisted by Highway Patrolman Alton Adcock and Special Deputy Nat Connor.
Officer Vornsand said the shooting occurred beside King’s car parked in front of the tavern on East Grange. Witnesses told him the two had been arguing, and some said King had been arguing with another boy earlier.
No one seemed to know just what the arguments were about.
King, as he was being taken to jail at Columbus, told the marshal that he was showing the pistol to Adams and it went off as they scuffled.
Adams had been taken to the hospital when the officer arrived, and someone had picked up the pistol allegedly used in the shooting. They gave it to King’s father, who turned it in to Deputy Connor.
King’s bond was set at $10,000. A family friend made bond for him and he returned to classes at Weimar High School Tuesday. Adams was also a Weimar High student. [Interred in Oakland Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, October 2, 1969, page 1
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht
Adams, Edward Madison
Graveside services for Edward M. Adams of Belton were held in Columbus, October 5 at 3 p.rn. at the Odd Fellow Rest Cemetery, under the direction of Sheffield Funeral Home of Temple.
Mr. Adams was born May 18, 1904 in Georgetown to the late Wayne and Adella Adams.
He was a barber by trade and had lived and worked in Columbus in the late 30's and early 40's. Mr. Adams moved from Columbus to the Gulf Coast area were he worked a number of years before moving to Belton to make his home.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife Bessie Green Adams; one daughter, Doris Marie Gardon of Houston; one son, Lucious Dennis of Dallas; two sisters, Ola Quinn and Jessie Matt of Belton; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Colorado County Citizen, October 24, 1985
Adams, Frank R.
Last Rites Held November 6, For Frank R. Adams, 69
Funeral services were conducted last Thursday afternoon, November 6th at 3:00 o’clock from Mill-Bauer Funeral Home for Frank R. Adams, 69, who died in Laughlin Hospital Tuesday, November 4th from a heart attack. The Rev. Mrs. Selma Burger of Eagle Lake Mission Church officiated at the services in the Funeral Home and at Interment in Lakeside Cemetery.
Members of the Mission Church Choir rendered favorite hymns during the services.
Frank R. Adams was born January 2, 1883 in Flatonia, Texas. He was married to Mellie Wilkins December 15th, 1904 in Smithville, Texas. The family moved to the Eagle Lake community where Mr. Adams was engaged in the farming industry. Survivors include his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Lena Gertson, Mrs. Frankie Tipton, Mrs. Jewel Miculka; two sons, Louie and Robert; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Wilkins and Mrs. Stanley Rudde and one brother, Cleve Adams.
Eagle Lake Headlight, November 13, 1952
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Adams, Georgia (Vales)
Georgia Vales Adams, 75, of Eagle Lake died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1995 at Rice District Community Hospital in Eagle Lake.
Born June 20, 1920 in Toone, Tenn., she was the daughter of Rufus Benjamin and Beulah Mae (Pirtle) Vales. In 1941, she married James A. Adams and in 1956, moved to Eagle Lake with her family. Mrs. Adams, who was employed by Epps Dry Good Store and J&D Furniture Company, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake.
Funeral services were held Dec. 14 at First Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with the Rev. David Mann officiating. Graveside services and interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.
Serving as pallbearers were Charles Spalinger, Chris Adams, Tony Pagano, Lorell Dye, Orville Powers and Jerry Powers.
Mrs. Adams is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry L. and Lynda Adams of Galveston; grandchildren James Christopher Adams and Dana Suzanne Pagano and husband Tony , all of Nacogdoches; sisters Billie Lewis of Memphis, Tenn., Lorell and Nell Dye of Houston and Howell and Stella Tull of Kansas City, Mo.; nieces Carol Claassen of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Linda Johnson of Katy, Deborah Higgins of Seattle, Wash. and Nita Crow of Rosenberg; other nieces, nephews and a host of friends, including Dorothy Woodard and Ruby Williams, both of Eagle Lake.
Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 339, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434, or to the charity of the donors choice.
Colorado County Citizen, December 27, 1995, page 10
FORMER WEIMAR MAN DEAD
Gus Adams, colored blacksmith of Yorktown, died Saturday morning and the remains were brought here for burial in the colored people's burying ground west of town Monday afternoon. Gus Adams lived here for many years. He was a blacksmith by profession, worked for many years for the late J. J. Armstrong and was regarded as among our very best colored citizens. He has a brother, John Adams, still living here. Gus Adams was a good man, and we regret his passing.
Weimar Mercury, March 12, 1937
Adams, James Maurice
James Maurice Adams
James Maurice Adams, 71, of Sheridan, died Friday, Dec. 18.
He was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Astell to James Leonard and Frances Leah Owen Adams. Married Bertha Schueneman on August 15, 1981 in Sheridan.
He was raised in Jackson County where he attended LaWard High School. He was a veteran of World War II and Korean Conflict having served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a security guard for Industrial Security of Houston and a member of Rock Island United Methodist Church and the Victoria Methodist District Emmaus Group.
Services were held Monday Dec. 21, at 2 p.m., at the Rock Island United Methodist Church with Revs. Paul Beard and Ken F. Sellers Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Cheetham Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Pallbearers were James Yancey, David Parker, Jerry Greak, Lawrence Porter, George Woods and Herman Schueneman. Honorary pallbearers were Pat Brandenburg and Eldon Ohm.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Roxanne Lewis and her husband Kevin of Houston; son, Mickey Adams of Baytown; sister Margie Jones of Winnie; brother, Everett Adams and his wife Dottie of LaGrange; grandchildren, Doug Petty, Jennifer Petty, Cristen Lewis and Candice Lewis, all of Houston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Colorado County Citizen December 23, 1998
Contributed by Regena Williamson
Well Known Colored Citizen Died Friday
“Aunt Jane” Adams, a well known and popular colored woman of this city, wife of John Adams, died Friday night of kidney trouble, and the remains were laid to rest in the colored people’s burying ground west of town Sunday afternoon. A large crowd witnessed the burial ceremony. “Aunt Jane” was a good woman, highly thought of by whites as well as blacks, and her death is sincerely deplored. Her heart-broken husband, left without his beloved life companion, has the sympathy of all our people.
Weimar Mercury, February 18, 1921, page 1
Adams, Jewell Lois
Jewell Lois Adams, age 74, of Eagle Lake passed away Jan. 27, 1985 at the Autumn Hills Nursing Home in Sugarland following a Ienghthy illness. Born Sept. 12, 1910 In Eagle Lake, she had been a resident of Eagle Lake all her life until moving to Sugarland 7 years ago.
She and her husband, Bill, were merchants here in Eagle Lake for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Eagle Lake.
She was preceded in death by husband, Bill, Jan. 28, 1977. Survivors lnclude: Son, Craig Adams and wife Nancy of Houston. Sisters: Mrs. H. E. Hampton, College Station, Mrs. R. H. Boethel, Beeville, Texas. Grandchildren, Tricla, Ryan and Tracie Adams all of Houston.
Funeral services, 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1985, from the Dulany Funeral Home, Rev. Charles Runk, pastor. First United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake officiating. Interment, Masonic Cemetery in Welmar, Texas. Pallbearers: Jim Ricks, Leon Simank, Jr., Benny Miller, Bob Cook, Jr., James Gertson, Bob Meltzen. Arrangements under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home
Colorado County Citizen, February 7, 1985, page 2
OLD NEGRO DIES IN BED DURING NIGHT
Joe Adams, a negro about 75 years of age, living on the Brandon farm, was found dead in his bed Saturday morning. The old man is said to have apparently been in his usual good health on retiring the previous night. Adams, who is said to have been a mighty good old man, came to the Eagle Lake section about twenty years ago, and for several years was employed on a ranch near here by Walter Lander. [unknown burial place at Eagle Lake]
Eagle Lake Headlight, 22 Feb 1930, page 1
Contributed by Matt Cross
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams died Tuesday and was buried at Ramseyville on Christmas Day. Mrs. Adams, we are sorry to note is very seriously ill. [Interment in Adams cemetery]
Eagle Lake Headlight, December 28, 1918, page 2
Lewis Adams Funeral Services Slated July 1
Lewis Adams, 73, of Weimar died June 21 at Oak Ben Hospital in Richmond. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 1 at 11 a.m. at the Greaater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Weimar with Rev. Leon Burly officiating.
Interment will follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Lewis ws born Jan. 31, 1933 in the Hackberry Community of Lavaca County to Lewis and Velma (Ward) Adams.
He attended Brown Chapel School.
Mr. Adams lived in Weimar for about 60 years. He grew up in the Brown Chapel area and then moved to Weimar in 1952.
Lewis enjoyed working at M-G as a truck driver for over 40 years. He loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed traveling with his grandson, Andrew “Man” Steward trying out different restaurants.
He is surived by his longtime friend, Evelyn Scott; children, Linda Blane of Austin, Rose Collins of San Antonio, Tommy Ray Scott of Schulenburg, Paul Wayne of Weimar and Lisa Turner of Houston; and step-sons, Charles Ray Scott of Houston, David Scott of Houston and Benny Scott of Weimar.
He is also survived by siblings, Mabel Tucker of San Diego, Calif. and Irene McVea of San Antonio; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, two brothers and a sister.
Pallbearers were Ray Lee Ervin, Ray Charles Johnson, Charles Ray Scott, Benny “Smokey: Scott, Freddie Ellison, Eddie Ellison and Leonard Sidney.
Weimar Mercury, June 29, 2006
Adams, Louis Herman
Final Rites for Louie Adams, 64
Louis Herman Adams, 64 passed away after a sudden illness at his home in Wichita Falls Sunday, July 26. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 28, at 1 p.m. from the Hampton-Vaughn Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. Graveside services and interment will be held at the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake on Wed., July 29th at 3:00 p.m.
Mr. Adams was born June 14, 1917 in Eagle Lake. His parents were Frank R. and Mellie Wilkins Adams. He had resided in Wichita Falls since 1950 and was employed by International Boring Systems Co. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Innskeep of Harlingen; two sons, Jeff and Eric Adams of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Lena Podraza, Frankie Tipton and Jewel Slatten, all of Houston; one brother, Robert L. Adams of Wichita Falls; and one grandchild.
Mill-Bauer Funeral Home of Eagle Lake handled local arrangements.
Friends in the community extend sympathy to the family in the loss of this loved one.
Eagle Lake Headlight, July 30, 1981
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Adams, Mary Payne (Young)
Mrs. W. A. Adams
Mrs. W. A. Adams passed out of this life at the family home in Glidden last Friday night following an extended illness. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Glidden, local pastor Rev. Carl Sullenberg officiating, and interment made at Odd Fellows Rest in this city.
Miss Mary Payne Young was born in Tomola, Miss. February 14th, 1859. She was married to Mr. W. A. Adams in October, 1882, and came to Texas in 1907. They have lived in Glidden since 1917, during which time she has endeared herself to many.
She is survived by the sorrowing husband, four sons, C. W., H. G, and A. R. of Houston and Benjamin S. of New York, and by one brother and two sisters, John H. Young and Miss Iva Young of Monroe, La. and Mrs. G. N. Gilley of Hot Springs, Ark.
The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved ones in their loss.
Colorado County Citizen, September 3, 1931, page 1
Adams, Mellie (Wilkins)
LAST RITES HELD HERE TUESDAY FOR MRS. FRANK ADAMS
Mrs. Frank (Mellie) Adams passed away in the St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston last Saturday evening at 11:30. She underwent surgery at 6 p.m. that evening on a hip broken during a fall at noon the same day. Family members said she was returned in her room after surgery, but never regained consciousness. She had been in failing health for about six months. Funeral services were held from the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home Chapel in Eagle Lake at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 22nd, The Rev. Mrs. Selma Burger, Pastor of the Mission Church, officiated at the services. Burial was in the Lakeside Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons Cliften Evans, Kenneth Archer, Lester Miculka, Roy Kurtz, James and Thomas Tipton, all of Houston. She was born on July 11, 1884, in Bastrop, Texas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilkins. She was united in marriage with Frank R. Adams on Dec. 15th, 1904, in Smithville. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lena Gertson, Mrs. A.T. Tipton and Mrs. L.R. Miculka of Houston; and two sons, Louie Adams of Marion, Ohio, and Robert L. Adams of Wichita Falls; a brother, Nathan Wilkins of Baytown; and also eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Adams preceded his wife in death on November 4th, 1952. Mrs. Adams was a long-time resident of this community and will be remembered as a devoted mother and friend. Deepest sympathy is extended the family in the great loss of this loved one.
Eagle Lake Headlight, December 24, 1964
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Adams, Mrs. N. C. [H. H.]
Eagle Lake Items
Mrs. H. H. Adams died at the residence of J. R. Strahan Saturday, in the 70th year of her age. Mrs. Adams was a good woman, and having lived an exemplary Christian life, was ready and willing to receive the summons. [Intermer in the Masonic Cemetery]
Colorado Citizen, April 12, 1888, page 3
Adams, Nathan "Jack"
LAST RITES HELD FOR JACK ADAMS LAST FRIDAY
Funeral services were held in Rock Island Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. for Jack Adams who passed away in San Antonio Wednesday night, June 21st. The Rev. Dan Thompson and the Rev. Clifford Wiese conducted the services from the Rock Island Methodist Church. Interment was made in Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Mill-Bauer Funeral Home of Eagle Lake was in charge of the services. Mr. Adams was born in Rock Island in 1912. Survivors include a daughter, living in San Antonio; one son in the U. S. Army; five sisters and one brother. A brother Stanley Adams preceded him in death only three days earlier and his services were held Tuesday, June 20th.
Eagle Lake Headlight, June 29, 1961
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
The citizens of Oakland and community were horrified Friday evening when it became known that Connie Ward, colored, had killed his mother-in-law. Nancy Adams, his wife, Ora, and then shot himself, afterward cutting his throat. All parties are colored. He Is still living, and in all probability will recover. How it all occurred no one seems to know. The shooting took place about 9:30 Friday night, and the shooting and screaming drew a crowd at once to the scene. All three of the negroes were found lying in the road, the two women dead, and Connie in serious condition. Dr. Havens was summoned at once, and it is reported that Connie will recover. Judge W. D. Obenhaus held an Inquest over the bodies of the women shortly after they were found. It is a very deplorable affair, and no one seems to know the particulars. Connie had been out west picking cotton, and had just returned Friday afternoon. He ate supper with his wife, and mother-in-law, and when he returned home about 9 p. m. they refused to let him in, so it is reported, he broke into the house, gun in hand, and his mother-in-law tried to take the weapon away from him, when he shot her. No one knows just bow it happened. The two children tried to tell how it occurred, but they were to excited to give an intelligible account of It. Nancy Adams was well thought of by whites and blacks, and her untimely death is deplored. [Place of interment unknown] Sheriff John F. Wegenhoft and County Attorney A. A. Gregory were here from Columbus Saturday to take the Ward negro to jail, but he was not able to be moved, and he was left in charge of Walter Scott until he is able to be moved.
Weimar Mercury, January 14, 1921, page 7
Adams, Norvell (Perry) Lewis
Norvell Perry Lewis Adams, 92, of Columbus, passed away Feb. 4.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1912 to James and Lizzie (Miller) Perry. She confessed faith in Christ at an early age under Elder Crockett, pastor of the Church of God in Columbus. She later worked in Corpus Christi and Tuskegee, Ala. before moving to San Antonio. In San Antonio she united with the West End Church of the Nazarene. She preached and pastored Morning Glory Nazarene Mission in San Antonio.
She worked for the San Antonio Independent School District Food Service Department from which she retired in 1974. Afterwards, she moved back to Columbus and joined the Columbus First Church of the Nazarene.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; seven siblings, Tommy, Rube, James Jr., Corine Perry, Veola Price, Ethel Thomas and Ora Murray; and nephews, Gary Connor, Louis and Lorinza Price.
She is survived by her sister, Luevene Connor; step-daughters, Lucille Lewis of Dayton, Ohio and Minnie Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa.; step-son, R.J. Adams of San Antonio; nieces, Verna Price-Phillips of Sacrament, Calif., Doris Joan Lowe of San Antonio, Catherine Petit of Austin, Hazel Edward of Houston, Zettie Herbert of San Bruno, Calif., Margie Titus of Midland; nephews, Eugene Thomas and Leon Thomas of Columbus, Louis James Thomas of Houston, Charles Ray Thomas of Denver, Colo., Oscar Price of Goldsboro, N.C., Frank Price of Chicago, Ill., James Price of Missouri City and Jimmy Hartwell of Santa Ana, Calif.; 19 great-nephews and nieces; 27 great-great nephews; 14 great-great nieces; three great-great-great nephews; god daughter, Pearl Goode of San Antonio; friend, Deborah Mitchell of Columbus; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Feb. 11 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Columbus with Pastor Michael Thompson officiating. Interment followed at City Cemetery in Columbus.
Her nephews and cousins served as pallbearers.
The Colorado County Citizen, February 18, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen
Adams, Robert Leon
Robert Leon Adams
Robert Leon Adams. 66, of Wharton, died Friday, September 16, 1988 in Wharton following a brief illness. Mr. Adams was born on January 15, 1922 in Eagle Lake, the son of Frank R. and Mellie Wilkins Adams. Mr. Adams married Frances (Polly) Yewell on Saturday 9, 1942 in Conroe, Texas. He was a resident of Wichita Falls from 1950 until moving to Wharton in February this year. Mr. Adams was a former owner of Admyr, Inc., and a retiree of Gearhart Industries. He was a 1950 graduate of Rice University, a former member of the north Texas Geological Society and a veteran of WW II. Graveside services and burial were Sunday, September 18, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake with Dr. Donnie Melton officiating. Survivors include his wife, Frances of Wharton, and sisters Lena Podraza and Jewel Slatton, both of Houston. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. If desiring, memorials may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Harris County, 5051 Westheimer, Suite 625, Houston, Texas 77056. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.
Eagle Lake Headlight, September 29, 1988
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Adams, Robert Stanley
Robert S. Adams Dies at the age 86 in Rock Island
Robert Stanley Adams died Wednesday, September 14th at the age of 86, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse Speck in Rock Island. Mr. Adams was born April 30, 1863 in Cairo, Illinois. He was married November 06, 1884 in Montgomery, Alabama, to Alice V. Lee. For the past few years, he had made his home in Rock Island with Mrs. Speck. Funeral services were held yesterday, September 15, at 2:30 at the Methodist Church in Rock Island with Rev. Bruce Medford conducting. Interment was in Myrtle Cemetery, with Mill Funeral Home of Eagle Lake in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were six grandsons: John, Haney and Jay Speck, Cecil Owers, Billy White and Hume Baker. Survivors include three sons, Garrett of Alice, Stanley of Houston and Jack of Houston and Jack of San Antonio; five daughters, Mrs. Cora Tisdel, San Antonio, Mrs. Weaver Harvey, Houston, Mrs. Jesse Speck. Rock Island, Mrs. W.A.Creswell, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Emery Rosendahl, of Newark, Now Jersey. Four sons preceded him in death. Twenty four grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren also survive.
Eagle Lake Headlight, September 16, 1949
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Adams, Stanley C.
Final Rites Held Tuesday For Stanley Adams
Funeral services were held at 3:00p.m. Tuesday afternoon, June 20th for Stanley Adams of Houston and Rock Island, who passed away Sunday morning in the Laughlin Hospital in Eagle Lake. Mr. Adams was born in Pleasanton, Texas, in 1891 and came to Rock Island in 1907 with his parents. After a number of years he moved to Houston and for the past two years he has maintained a weekend home in Rock Island. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Carrie M. Adams; four daughters, Mrs. Juanita Hamilton of Lubbock, Mrs. Clara Bell Wall of Pasadena; Capt. Christine Barrett of the U. S. Army, stationed in Germany, and Mrs. Pauline Roberts of Sandusky, Ohio. Also surviving are five sisters, two brothers; Nine grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral services were held from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Dan Thompson officiating. Interment was in the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.
Eagle Lake Headlight, June 22. 1961
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Attend Stanley Adams Rites
Out of town guests who registered for funeral services of Stanley Adams on Tuesday of last week were: Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Richardson, Mrs. Sarah Richardson, Don H. and Linda Richardson, Mrs. Raymond H. Goodrich, Mack Mastain, W. F. White, Mrs. Jack Hand, Mrs. Laura Starkey, H. See, Orville Lundstrum, Miss Elaine Novak, all of Houston; also, Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Adams, Premont; Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey Adams, Neta and Lonnie of Conroe; Mr. and Mrs. S. A. DeFoor and Janet of Kaplan, La.; Miss Terri Cotter of New Orleans, La; Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Nettles and Judith Ann of Shreveport, La; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Speck, Tommy and Gayle of Livingston.
Eagle Lake Headlight, June 29, 1961
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Adams, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Adams
Thomas J. Adams, a resident of this section for many years, died at his farm home a short distance east of Weimar, last Thursday evening at 6 o'clock after an illness of several weeks, aged about 73 years. The funeral. took place at the Masonic cemetery Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was attended by relatives and many friends of the deceased. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. T. Gibbons of the Methodist church, and Rev. Isaac Sellers. Hon. J. C. Kindred, a former war comrade also paid a touching tribute to the memory of Mr. Adams, with whom he was intimately associated for years during the civil war. Mr. Adams was a native of Tennessee. At an early age he enlisted in the Confederate army, and proved a gallant and faithful soldier of the "Lost Cause." He had resided in this section for many years. and was known to all as an honest, and straightforward man, one whose word was as good as his bond. He was industrious, charitable to a fault, and possessed a large circle of friends throughout this section. He had never married and the only near relative surviving that we know of is his sister, Mrs. B. F. Mitchell of San Antonio. "Uncle Torn", as he was familiarly called, will be sadly missed by many friends in and around Weimar. Peace to his memory.
Weimar Mercury, January 30, 1914, page 1
Todd Adams, a young freedman whose mother lives here, was shot in the head and killed by another colored man in Eagle Lake,on Sunday, and was buried here [Alleyton Cemetery]on Monday. We have not learned any of the particulars of the killing, only that there was ”a woman in it.”
Colorado Citizen, December 25, 1884
Two Children Burned to Death
A horrible happening on the farm of George Williams, a substantial farmer living a few miles west of this place, was reported late Monday evening. One of his renters, Frank Adams, a negro whose energy and frugality had placed him in good circumstances, had gone to the field leaving two little chilren, aged 5 and 7 years, at home. It is supposed the children got to playing with matches around the barn, set it on fire and in the conflagration which ensued were burned to death. When the remains were dragged from the embers they were burned and chared to a crisp, hardly bearing any resemblance to human beings. Adams also lost two good buggies, harness and a lot of feedstuffs. Eight good sized meat hogs would also have been burned but for the fact that Mr. Williams ran to the scene, which is not far from his residence, and breaking down the fence, released the animals. The loss falls heavily on the negro, and in his misfortune he has the sympathy of both whites and blacks. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, April 20, 1917
Adams, William A.
Mr. W. A. Adams
A number of friends, along with relatives were deeply grieved last Friday evening, when word reached them that Mr. W. A. Adams passed away at the family residence here at 9 o'clock at the age of 69.
Mr. Adams had not been feeling so well since an accident he had on the 31st of May, but true [to] his ever persistent courage and ability he carried on until about 4 hours of his death.
He was a charter member of the Glidden Baptist Church and, since organizing, he has been their first and only supt. for a period of fourteen years, also asst. teacher for the adult class.
He has been with the Southern Pacific R.R. for 45 years, having been here 18 years.
Mr. Adams was a man admired and loved by all who knew him, always pleasant, possessing a most pleasing personality and having kind word and greeting for everyone.
He was married to Miss Mary Payne Young of Mississippi, in 1881 and to this union were born four sons, three living, C. W. Adams of Houston, H. G. Adams of Houston and A. R. Adams of Glidden.
He was a member of the Shriners of Houston.
Funeral services were held at the Glidden Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Wm. D. Wyatt of Columbus performing the services. He was laid to rest in Odd Fellows Rest.
The Citizen, with the many other friends of the family extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved in the loss of their loved one.
Colorado County Citizen, July 25, 1935
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
There were two deaths among the colored population of this city during the holidays. The wives of Fed[sic] Dobbins and Cass Adams died and were buried in the colored people’s cemetery west of town.
Weimar Mercury, January 4, 1908, page 4