91st PA: George W Adams

George W Adams

Before the war

He was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, on 18 April 1848, to John E Adams and Elizabeth Hammons. [sources: date: 7 (Apr 1847), 11 (18 Apr 1848), 2 (19 in 1865), 3, 7 (52 in 1900), 8 (62 in 1910), 9 (71 in 1920), 13 (78 (?) in 1926), 14 (18 Apr 1848), 15 (3 in 1850), 16 (13 in 1860), 17 (22 in 1870), 18 (32 in 1880). place; 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14 (Green County PA), 15, 16, 17, 18. parents: 14 (John E and Mary), 15 (?mother Elizabeth), 16 (?mother Elisabeth), 18 (? mother Elizabeth), 19]

In 1850, he was apparently living in Center Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He was living with John and Elizabeth Adams (perhaps his parents), and with Elija and Sarah (perhaps siblings). [source: 15]

In 1860, he was apparently living in Center Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He was living with John adn Elisabeth Adams (perhaps his parents), and with others (including siblings). [source: 16]

When he enlisted, he was a farm[er]. [sources: 2, 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair. [sources: 2, 3]

During the war

He was a substitute for S W Vanatta. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 17 March 1865, at Brownsboro [?] (or Brownstown?), Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for one year, by Captain Cathburn [?]. He was mustered in as a private in company K. His service was credited to the 93rd subdivision of the 24th congressional district. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 21]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1, 6 (4 July), 12, 21]

After the war

He married Mary M Dunlays. She was born in 1852/53, in Virginia. They apparently had these children:

[source: 17, 19]

In 1870, he was apparently living in Center Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Mary M (presumably his wife) and Milton (presumably their children), and was living next to his apparent parents John and Elizabeth Adams. He was a laborer, and owned $100 in personal property. [source: 17]

In 1880, he was apparently living in Center Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He was divorced. He was living with his parents John and Elizabeth Adams, with siblings, and others. He was a laborer, and had been out of work two months in the previous year. [source: 18]

In 1881-1884, he married Hannah Palmers. She was born on 10 June 1852, in Chesterhill, Morgan County, Ohio, to Hiram Palmer and Priscilla Deweise. This was the second marriage for both of them. (Perhaps the Anna Morrison (born October 1878, Ohio) living with them in 1900 is her daughter by her first marriage.) They had at least these children:

[sources: 4, 7, 8, 14, 20]

In 1890, he was living in Troy Township, Athens County, Ohio. [source: 6]

On 9 March 1892, he applied successfully from Ohio for a pension. [sources: 5, 12]

In 1900, he was living in Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois. He was living with his wife Hannah, his children Mildred, Dessie, John, Lucille, and Iris, and his step-daughter Anna Morrison. He was a laborer, and had been out of work for one month. [source: 7]

In 1910, he was living in Hickory Point, Macon County, Illinois. He was living with his wife Hannah, and children John, Lucille, and Iris. He was apparently not working. [source: 8]

On 18 July 1910, he again applied for a pension. [source: 12]

Around 1910, he moved from Haworth to Forsythe. [source: 11]

In 1920, he was living in the Illinois Sailors and Soldiers Home, in Riverside Township, Adams County, Illinois. He was living with his wife, Hannah. He was not working. [source: 9]

On 11 August 1926, he attended a reunion at Sullivan, Illinois. He was then living in Forsyth [?]. [source: 13]

He died on Friday 1 March 1929, at 7.30 AM, in Forsythe, Macon County, Illinois, of heart problems. He attended the Forsythe Methodist Church. He was a member of the Dunham Post, GAR. On 3 March 1929, he was buried in Hayworth Cemetery, Hayworth, McLean County, Illinois. [sources: 11, 12, 14, 20]

On 20 April 1929, his widow, Hannah Adams, applied successfully from Illinois for a pension. [source: 5, 12]

In 1930, his widow, Hannah Adams, was living in Hickory Point Township, Macon County, Illinois. She was living with her daughter Lucille and two grandsons. [source: 10]

His widow, Hannah M Palmer Adams, died on 11 September 1934, in Flat Branch Township, Shelby County, Illinois. She was buried in the Hayworth Cemetery, Hayworth, McLean County, Illinois. [source: 20]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 company K, third descriptive roll (George W Adams)

3 company K, fourth descriptive roll (George W Adams)

4 'James Lee Family Tree', a gedcom, available on Rootsweb WorldConnect, last revised 4 January 2004 (viewed September 2006) (George W Adams)

5 pension index, by name (George W Adams)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Athens County, Troy Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 16 (George W Adams)

7 1900 US census, Illinois, McLean County, Bloomington Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 79, microfilm series T623, film 321, page 79 = sheet 14 A handwritten (George W Adams)

8 1910 US census, Illinois, Macon County, Hickory Point, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 153, microfilm series T624, film 308, page 190 = sheet 10 [?] B handwritten (George W Adams)

9 1920 US census, Illinois, Adams County, Riverside Township, Illinois Sailors + Soldiers Home, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 27, microfilm series T625, film 296, page 266 = sheet 11 B handwritten (George Adams)

10 1930 US census, Illinois, Macon County, Hickory Point Township, supervisor's district 22, enumeration district 58-46, microfilm series T626, film 538, page 215 = sheet 18 A handwritten (Hannah Adams)

11 George Adams [death notice]. Decatur Evening Herald (Decatur IL), Friday 1 March 1929, page 3 (George Adams)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (George W Adams)

13 'Old veterans who were at reunion'. The Decatur Daily Review, 17 August 1926, page 6 (G W Adams)

14 Illinois, deaths and stillbirths, 1916-1947, abstract available on FamilySearch (accessed 28 February 2012) [identification is confirmed by the date and place of death, which matches the pension index #12 above] (George Washington Adams)

15 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, microfilm series M432, film 783, p.274 recto = 545 handwritten (Washington Adams)

16 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, microfilm series M653, film 1114, page 306 = 128 handwritten (Washington Adams)

17 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, microfilm series M593, film 1348, page 155 verso = 22 handwritten (Washington Adams)

18 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 67, microfilm series T9, film 1133, page 140 = 22 B handwritten (Wash Adams)

19 'John Walden family connections', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact John Shelby Walden, updated 24 April 2010, accessed 29 Feb 2012 (George Washington Adams)

20 Find a grave, memorial 61371160, added by SJP, 9 Nov 2010, accessed 2 March 2012 [identity is confirmed by reference on the stone (pictured) to his service in the 91st] (George Washington Adams)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George W Adams)

Note on identification

The pension index by unit card (#12 above) gives us his date of death, and the death notice (#11) gives us enough information to identify him in the 1890 through 1920 census records. The death certificate (#14) above tells us that his parents were John E and Mary Adams. Crucially, the death notice also tells us that he had four surviving brothers:

name residence in 1929 1930 census 1920 census
Elijah Adams Fairmont
Marion County
WVa
Elijah Adams, 83, b. PA
Cameron District, Marshall, WV
series T626, film 2543, page 29=5A handwritten
wife Rebeca J (73 b. WV) and stepgrandson Leroy W Allenby (7)
Elija Adams, 73, b. PA
Cameron, Marshall, WV
T625, 1952, 234 = 12 A handwritten
wife Rebecca J (62 b. WV)
Harvey Adams Fairmont
WVa
? perhaps Henry P Adams, b. 1841
Marion, West Virginia
spouse Mary J, children ....
John Adams Chillicothe
[Ross County]
Ohio
?  
Henry Adams Bellair
[Belmont County]
Ohio
Henry L Adams, 65, born PA
in Bellaire, Belmont, Ohio
microfilm series T626, film 1751, page 14 B
wife Cora C
 

I have found at least ten candidates for George W Adams before his marriage to Hannah Palmers. Of these, the first best matches the above data. Further, I have found no other Elijah Adams with a brother George Washington (searched 'Elijah Adams, born 1844-1849 PA, living in PA 1850-1860' on FamilySearch, 2 March 2012). (And I have not located anyone else in the 1900 census who could be him.) I have therefore assumed in my summaries above that he is the George Washington Adams who served in the 91st.

(1) George Washington Adams, born 1847, Center Township, Green County, Pennsylvania, to John Adams and Elizabeth Hammons; married Mary M Dunlays; children Milton and Wilson
He is living with people who appear to be the right brothers: Elija (5 in 1850, 14 in 1860, 24 in 1870), Harvey (8 in 1860, 15 in 1870), Jonathan (3 months in 1860, 10 in 1870), and Henry (8 in 1870) (the 1870 references are to the census with his parents, 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, microfilm series M593, film 1348, page 155 verso = 22 handwritten)
His apparent father's name John matches the death records (#14 above), but his apparent mother's name Elisabeth does not
1850: Washington Adams, 3, b. PA, with John (37) and ELISABETH et al. (25) Adams (Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, microfilm series M432, film 783, p.274 recto = 545 handwritten)
1860: Washington Adams, 13, b. PA. with John (47, farmer) and Elisabeth (35) Adams et al. (Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, microfilm series M653, film 1114, page 306 = 128 handwritten)
1870: Washington Adams, 22, laborer, born PA, with Mary M (17 b. VA) and Milton (9/12 b. VA) (Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, microfilm series M593, film 1348, page 155 verso = 22 handwritten)
1880: Wash. Adams, 32, laborer, b. PA, divorced, living with parents John and Elizabeth et al. (Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 67, microfilm series T9, film 1133, page 140 = 22 B handwritten)
'John Walden family connections', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact John Shelby Walden, updated 24 April 2010, accessed 29 Feb 2012
(2) Adams County
In 1850, he is living with Richard and Catharine, who seem to be his parents
1850: George E Adams, 3, with Richard (37) and Catharine (32) Adams, and Sarah (12), Harriet (10), Caroline (8), Eliza (5), Mary (2) (PA, Adams, Mount Pleasant, microfilm series M432, film 743, p.300 verso = 600 handwritten)
1860: George Adams, 13, with Richard (47) and Sarah (33) Adams, Harriet (21), Catharine (18), and Mary (7/12) (PA, Adams, Oxford Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 522 = 50 handwritten)
1880: Geo A Adams, 34, single, laborer, brother-in-law, with John and Sarah (42) Rickrode (Pennsylvania, Adams, Oxford, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 298 = 6 B handwritten)
(3) Crawford County
He seems to have died between 1850 and 1860
1850: George A Adams, 1, b. PA, with John S (22) and Caroline (18) Adams (Pennsylvania, Crawford County, Athens, microfilm series M432, film 771, page 403 recto = 813 handwritten)
1860: I have not located George: John (32) and Caroline (30) Adams are living with Orlando (10) and Henry (8) (Pennsylvania, Crawford County, Athens, microfilm series M653, film 1099, page 14 = 158 handwritten)
(4) Juniata County
He seems to have died between 1850 and 1860, and in 1850, he is living with various Adams, presumably including his parents (or at least his father), not including a John or Mary
1850: George Adams, 1, b. PA, with William Adams (50), and Caraline (26), Wm (21), Joseph (16), Jas (12) et al. (Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Walker Township, microfilm series M432, film 786, page 240 = 479 handwritten)
1860: I have not found George. William (61), Caroline (25), James (22), Anna (11), and Flora C (2) et al. are not with a George (Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Walker Township, microfilm series M653, film 1119, page 890 = 36 handwritten)
(5) Lebanon County
[Although the FamilySearch index reports him as George Adam, I suspect he is really George Ashland--the head of household is John Ashland (37), followed by Caroline " (35), Abraham (10), John Adam (8), Louisa (6), George (2), and Jacob (5))
1850: George Adam, 2, b. PA, (PA, Lebanon County, Swatara, microfilm series M432, film 791, page 186 verso = 32 handwritten = 370 handwritten)
1860: [I have not located them]
(6) Philadelphia County (#1)
His parents seem to be Joseph and Mary. (Whether the 1860 entry is the same person is very unclear, but I have no other candidates)
1850: George Adam, 3, b. PA, with Joseph (25, victualler, b. NJ) and Mary (24) Adam, and Joseph Adam (1) (PA, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 807, page 317 verso = 634 handwritten)
1860: Geo Adams, 13, b. PA, with Richard (37 farmer) and Mary (35) Cripps et al., and no Adams, (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, post office Frankford, precinct 9, microfilm series M653, film 1174, page 860 = 100 handwritten)
(7) Philadelphia County (#2)
1860: Geo B Adams, 14, with And [?] Adams (cotton yarn dealer, 49, b. Mass), Mary A (48 b. Phila), Geo B (14), Sallie B (11), Wm J (9) (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, division 1, ward 14, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 117 = 117 handwritten)
(8) Wayne County
He is living with Albro and Maria Adams, who seem to be his parents
1850: George Adams, 2, b. PA, with Albro (23), Maria (18), and Betty (2/12) Adams (Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Manchester Township, page 86 verso = 171 handwritten)
1860: [I have not located Albro and Maria]
1860: Geo [?? I read it as 'Jno', but FamilySearch has it as 'Geo'] Adams, 14, b. PA, with Paul (40), Mary (45), Jane (16), and Gertrude (10) (Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Manchester Township, microfilm series M653, film 1193, page 362 = 395 handwritten)
(9) Wyoming County
his parents are Ruel and Nancy Adams
1850: George Adams, 1, with Abigail (55) Adams and Julia Root, in the same house as Ruel [??] (32) and Nancy (23) Adams (Pennsylvania, Wyoming County, Forkston, microfilm series M432, film 838, page 64 = 127 handwritten)
1870: George Adams, 21, works on a farm, with R D Oliver at al. (PA, Bradford County, WIlmot TOwnship, microfilm series M593, film 1312, page 630 verso = 14 handwritten)
(In 1870, Ruel and Nancy Adams are living with with Nelson (14) and Frank (11) 2 houses earlier in the census list (Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Wilmot Township, microfilm series M593, film 1312, page 630 verso = 14 handwritten)]
1880: George Addams (31, works on farm), living with father Ruel (62) Addams, Nancy (52), Rosanna (29), Mystie [?] 8) (Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Wilmot, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 36, microfilm series T9, film 1105, page 593 = 15 C handwritten)
(10) York County
He is living with Joseph and Sarah, who seem to be his parents
1850: George Adams, 1, with Joseph (49) and Sarah (44), John (22, wagonmaker), Ann E (19), Edward (17), Sarah (14), Joseph (12), Agness (9), William (6) Mary (4) and William (18) (Pennsylvania, York County, Heidelberg Township, microfilm series M432, film 839, page 335 recto = 671 handwritten)
[I have not located them in 1860]
other, perhaps distinct, candidates
1870: Geo W Adams, 21, shippg clerk (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, district 4, microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 43 verso = 86 handwritten)
1870: Geo Adams, 23, car inspector, in a hotel (Pennsylvania, Blair County, Tyrone borough, microfilm series M593, film 1310, page 436 verso = 47 handwritten)
1880: George W Adams, 31, salesman, with spouse Harriet Adams (30) and child Ella D (5) (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 127 = 18 B handwritten)
1880: George Adams (31, blacksmith, b. PA), living with spouse Sarah E Adams (32, b. England), and children Frank (14 b. MN), Hiram (12 b. IA), Edward (10 b. M), Finetta (7 b. MN), Etta (5 b.MN), Mark (3 b.MN), and Verna (7/12) (Minnesota, Martin County, Manyaska, microfilm series T9, film 0626, page 205 = 12 D et seq.)
1880: George Adams (33, farmer, b. PA), living with spouse ML Adams (29), and child Charles (6) and others (Iowa, Cedar, Rochester, Cedar, Iowa, microfilm series T9, film 331, page 179 = 7 C handwritten)
1880: George Adams, 34, in paper mill, with mother Catherane (78) Adams and brother George Adams (23) (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series T9, film 1180, page 63 = 12 D handwritten)

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George W Adams in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

George W Adams in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, microfilm series M432, film 783, p.274 recto = 545 handwritten]+
[identification is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line2829303132
Dwellings visited112    
Families visited112    
NameJohn AdamsElizabeth "Elija "Washington "Sarah "
Age37255310/12
SexMFMMF
ColorM MMM
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer    
Real estate owned1,200    
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, microfilm series M653, film 1114, page 306 = 128 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line2829303132333435363738
Dwelling number935          
Family number920          
NameJohn AdamsElisabeth AdamsElijah Addams [sic]Washington AdamsSarah Addams [sic]Mariah AdamsHarvey AdamsLouisa AdamsJonathan AdamsElisabeth AdamsMariah Adams
Age47351413119755/129045
SexMFMMFFMFMFF
Color           
OccupationFarmer          
Value of real estate owned2,500          
Value of personal estate1,000          
Place of birthPenna""""""""""
Married within year           
Attended school within year           
Cannot read & write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Centre Township, post office Rogersville, microfilm series M593, film 1348, page 155 verso = 22 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line10111213141516171819202122
Dwelling-house number151         152  
Family number151         152  
NameJohn AdamsElizabethElijahHarvyJohnathanHenryEmmaAmandaSusanEve ChedisterWashington AdamsMary MMilton
Age56422415108425/122322179 [?] /12
SexMFMMMMFFFFMFM
ColorMMMMMMMMMWMMM
OccupationFarmerKeeping house        LaborerKeeping house 
Real estate value5000            
Personal estate value500         100  
BirthplacePennaVirginiaPenna"""""""PennaVirginia"
Father foreign born             
Mother foreign born             
Birth month if born within year        Feb   Oct
Marriage month if married within year             
Attended school past year   111       
Can't read         1   
Can't write 1       1 1 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.             
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1       1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...             

1880 census


[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Center Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 67, microfilm series T9, film 1133, page 140 = 22 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line42434445464748495012345
street name              
house number              
dwelling visit #213             
family visit #213             
nameAdams John" " Elizabeth" " Wash" " John" " Henry" " Emma" " Amanda" " SusannaAdams Wilson [?] C [?]- Elizabeth-AlliceAdams Hannah- Dorsey MAdams Mariah
colorMuMuMuMuMuMuMuMuMuMuMuMuMuMu
sexMFMMMFFFMFFFMF
age655532201714121068624162 [?]
month born if born in year              
relationship WifeSonSonSonDaughterDaughterDaughterGrand SonGrand DaughterGrand daughterDaughter in LawGrand SonSister
single   11111      
married11            
widowed/divorced  D        1 1
married during year              
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseLaborer           
months unemployed  2           
currently ill?              
blind              
deaf/dumb              
idiotic              
insane             1
disabled              
school this year    1111111   
can't read              
can't write 1           1
birthplaceMdW VaPenna" "" "" "" "" "W VaPenna" "W VaPenna"
father's birthplaceMd Md" " "" "" "" "PaPenna" "W VaPennaMd
mother's birthplaceMdOhioOhio" "" "" "" "" "W VaPenna" "" "W VaW Va

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Athens County, Troy Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 16]
[line] 29
[house] 97
[family] 10 [sic; the previous entry is family 90, and the next entry is family 105--perhaps this should be '100']
[name] Adams George W
[rank] Priv
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Mch 17 1865
[discharge date] July 4 1865
[length of service] - years, 3 months, 17 days
[post office address] Frost Ohio
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Illinois, McLean County, Bloomington Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 79, microfilm series T623, film 321, page 79 = sheet 14 A handwritten]
[identity is probable, given the Illinois death record and pension index cards]
line3738394041424344
street        
house number        
dwelling number248       
family number252       
nameAdams George W- Hanah- Mildred P- Dessie [?]- John- Lucile- IrisMorrison [?] Anna
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterSonDaughterDaughterS Daughter
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMFFF
birth dateApril 1847June 1852Mar 1884Dec 1886Dec 1888Jan 1893Aug 1894Oct 1878
age52471618 [sic]117521
married?MMSSSSSS
# years married1818      
mother of how many children? 8      
# of children living 7      
birthplacePennsylvaniaOhioOhioOhioOhioOhioIllinoisOhio
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhioPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaOhio
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhioOhioOhioOhioOhioOhioOhio
immigration year        
# years in USA        
naturalized citizen?        
occupationLaborer  At schoolAt schoolAt school  
# months not employed1       
# months in school   888  
can readyesyesyesyesyes   
can writeyesyesyesyesyes   
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes   
owned/rentedO       
free or mortgagedF       
farm/houseH       
# of farm schedule        

1910 census

[1910 US census, Illinois, Macon County, Hickory Point, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 153, microfilm series T624, film 308, page 190 = sheet 10 [?] B handwritten]
[identity is probable, given the Illinois death record and pension index cards]
line5253545556
street     
house nr     
dwelling nr146    
family nr150    
nameAdams George W- Hanna- John Q- Lucile- Iris
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterDaughter
sexMFMFF
colorWWWWW
age6260201714
marital statusM2M2S  
#years present marriage2626   
mother of # children 5   
mother of # living children 5   
birthplacePennsylvaniaOhioOhioOhioIllinois
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhio[illegible][illegible][illegible]
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhio[illegible][illegible][illegible]
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish   
occupation     
nature of industry etc.     
employer etc.     
out of work 15 Apr 1910?Yes    
# weeks out of work 1909Yes    
can readYesYes   
can writeYesYes   
school since 1 Sep 09  YesYesYes
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedM    
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet[blank]    
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Illinois, Adams County, Riverside Township, Illinois Sailors + Soldiers Home, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 27, microfilm series T625, film 296, page 266 = sheet 11 B handwritten]
[identity is probable, given the Illinois death record and pension index cards]
line6465
streetOld Library
house numberx 
dwelling visit number2424
family visit number  
nameAdams George- Hannah
relationshipHeadWife
own/rent[blank] 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7168
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaOhio
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhio
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhio
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[1930 US census, Illinois, Macon County, Hickory Point Township, supervisor's district 22, enumeration district 58-46, microfilm series T626, film 538, page 215 = sheet 18 A handwritten]
[identity is probable, given the Illinois death record and pension index cards]
line15161718
street    
house number    
dwelling visit #4   
family visit #4   
nameAdams HannahLeham [?] Lucile- Everett- Walter
relationHeadDaughterGr SonGr Son
owned/rentedO   
value or rent1000   
radio    
farmno   
sexFFMM
colorWWWW
age77361715
married?WdWdSS
age 1st marriage    
school/college since 9/29NoNoNoYes
can read & writeYesYesYesYes
birthplaceOhioOhioIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplaceOhioOhioIllinoisIllinois
mother's birthplaceOhioOhioOhioOhio
native language    
immigration year    
naturalization    
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYes
occupationnonenonenonenone
industry    
worker class    
at work yesterday    
unemployment schedule #    
veteran?    
war    
farm schedule #    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Adams, George W.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Old veterans who were at reunion

[The Decatur Daily Review, 17 August 1926, page 6]
Old Veterans Who Were At Reunion

Sullivan, Aug. 17--Soldiers of the Civil war attending the reunion of the Veterans Battalian here Aug. 11 saw service with regiments and companies of several states. Their registration Wednesday, with age, company, regiment, state and their present place of residence, is as follows:

SULLIVAN.
...
Asa Johnson, 88 [?]; Co. F 91st Pa.
...
LOVINGTON.
...
G. W. Adams, 78 [?]; Forsyth, Co. K, 91st Pa.
...

George Adams [death notice]

[Decatur Evening Herald (Decatur IL), Friday 1 March 1929, page 3]
GEORGE ADAMS

George Adams died at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning in his home in Forsyth. His death was caused by heart trouble. He moved from Haworth to Forsyth 19 years ago.

Mr. Adams was born in Washington, Pa., on April 18, 1848. He leaves, besides his wife, the followin gchildren [sic]: Mrs. W. O. Myers, Gridley; M. E. Adams, Haworth; Daisy Adams, Haworth; Mrs. Mildred Williams, Des Moines, Ia [?]; John Adams, Des Moines, Ia, Mrs. Dessie Groupman, Maros; Mrs. Lucille Lehman, Forsythe. He also leaves four brothers, Elijah Adams, Fairmont, W. Va; Harvey Adams, Fairmont, W. Va.; John Adams, Chillicothe, O., and Henry Adams, of Bellaire, O. He also leaves 22 grandchildren.

He attended the Methodist church in Forsythe and was a member of the Dunham post, G. A. R.

The body was taken to the Dawson & Wikoff funeral home. No funeral arrangements have been made yet.


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