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Dr Wellington Adams
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1856
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Dec., 1898
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Dr. Wellington Adams was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. but moved to Washington, D.C. as a child. He served several years as a page in the Senate. He attended Georgetown University, where he studied medicine. He practiced very little, and turned his attention to electricity.

Dr. Adams came to public notice in a suit to establish his rights as the patentee of the method in use in applying electricity in propelling street cars. The courts decided against him after a legal battle which lasted five years.

He married Susie Slayback, daughter of Colonel Alonzo Slayback, on March 4, 1884. Six children, four boys and two girls, were born. It was first decided to take the body to Lexington for burial, but the idea was abandoned and he was buried at Bellefontaine.

Buried in unmarked grave. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Suzanne Slayback Adams (1861 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Alice Anita Adams Pullis (1885 - 1959)*
  Arthur Wellington Adams (1886 - 1886)*
  Dorothy Grace Adams Bartling (1890 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Katie
Record added: Apr 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35450394
Dr Wellington Adams
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Dr Wellington Adams
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