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Hugh Leech Adams, Jr
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Birth: May 23, 1882
Parowan
Iron County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1957
Parowan
Iron County
Utah, USA

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia
pg 242

Adams, Hugh Leech, second counselor to President Wilford Day of the Parowan Stake, Iron county, Utah, was born May 23, 1882, at Parowan, Utah, the son of Hugh Leech Adams and Juliette Cecelia Bayles. He was baptized Nov. 5, 1891, by David Matheson jun. and commenced his Church activities very young. He was ordained a Seventy March 17, 1907, by William H. Lyman, and married Barbara Ellen Matheson June 7, 1907. She is the daughter of David Matheson and Sarah Gray Robertson, and was born May 22, 1883, at Parowan. The following children have been born to them: Henry Matheson, Lilian, Hugh LeRoy, Norman Matheson and Barbara. Bro. Adams took an active part in the Ward Y. M. M. I. A. as a counselor for several years, and in 1908-1911 he filled a successful mission to the Northern States. Some time after his return he was chosen as one of the presidents of the 69th quorum of Seventy and held that position until Sept. 24, 1916, when he was ordained a High Priest by Anthony W. Ivins and set apart as second counselor to Wilford Day in the Parowan Stake presidency. He was appointed secretary and treasurer of a committee of three Dec. 27, 1915, to build a new meeting house at Parowan, which house, a most beautiful structure, was finished in two years at a cost of about $38,000. At the present time Brother Adams is serving a four years' term as a commissioner of Iron county. He is also secretary of the Parowan Reclamation Company, which is driving a tunnel through 1600 feet of solid rock, for the purpose of bringing water into the valley, sufficient to irrigate 800 acres of fertile land. He is also secretary of the Iron County Irrigation Company which contemplates draining Little Salt Lake and building a reservoir in the canyon below for the purpose of irrigating a tract of country near Rush lake. Otherwise Brother Adams is a farmer and stock raiser by avocation.  
 
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 Parents:
  Hugh Leech Adams (1852 - 1905)
  Juliette C. Bayles Adams (1859 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Barbara Ellen Matheson Adams (1883 - 1979)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Matheson Adams (1908 - 1908)*
  Hugh Leroy Adams (1914 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Adams (1881 - 1881)*
  Hugh Leech Adams (1882 - 1957)
  Herman Bayles Adams (1884 - 1884)*
  Anna Theodora Adams (1885 - 1957)*
  Leroy Adams (1890 - 1952)*
  Albert Evan Adams (1895 - 1969)*
  Eva Adams (1897 - 1959)*
  LaVerde Adams Dodge (1900 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Parowan City Cemetery
Parowan
Iron County
Utah, USA
Plot: 11-07-06
 
Created by: Cracraft Proud
Record added: Aug 08, 2005
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Hugh Leech Adams, Jr
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Hugh Leech Adams, Jr
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