|Birth: ||Mar., 1843|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 1933|
Hank was one of three known children born to James Adams (born in Massachusetts) and his wife, Catherine Thomas (born circa 1803 in North Carolina). Catherine married Adam Shanks (born circa 1795 in Virgina), after the death of her husband, James. Hank served in the Civil War and earned the rank of corporal. He then married Martha J. Shanks on January 20, 1863 in Ray County, Missouri. They had seven known children, four sons and three daughters:
1. William Shanks (1866-1877)
2. Mary A. (1868-????)
3. David P. (Feb 1870-????)
4. Charles E. (1872-????)
5. Nannie B. (1874-????)
6. Arthur Jesse (1876-1895)
7. Emma Catherine (1878-1903)
Martha passed away in August of 1879 in Holt County, Missouri. Hank then a widower, married S. Margaret Varvel, one of eight children born to James M. Varvel and his wife, Mahala M. Roberts. Hank and Maggie married in 1880. They had six children; three of whom passed away prior to 1910. All six of their children were born in Andrew County, Missouri. Their children were:
1. Dora Blanche (26 Feb 1883-26 May 1945) She married Edgar H. Kibbey.
2. Elmer (Oct 1885-aft 1920) He married and had a son Elmer, Jr.
3. Clarance James (5 Dec 1888-12 Oct 1909)
4. Mintie Violet (25 Jul 1890-16 Feb 1892)
5. Stillborn (Mar 1893)
6. Wyatt Henry (20 Apr 1895-11 Feb 1971) married Esther V. Gustafson.
Hank was a well known carpenter. His woodworking was magnificent and superior for the time. He did work on several town buildings and churches. He was well respected by the community.
APPLICATIONS for HEADSTONES for U.S. MILITARY VETERANS, 1925-1941:
Name: Henry Clay Adams
Event Type: Cemetery
Event Date: 15 Aug 1933
Event Place: King City, Missouri
Affiliate Publication Number: M1916
Affiliate Film Number: 1
GS Film number: 1878150
Digital Folder Number: 4831974
Image Number: 00887
Sarah Margaret Varvel Adams (1856 - 1918)*
Dora Blanche Adams Kibbey (1883 - 1945)*
Stillborn Adams (1893 - 1893)*
25th MO INF
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Flag Springs Cemetery
Created by: M. Richards
Record added: Oct 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119380680
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