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Adolph D. Adams
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Birth: Oct., 1879
Franklin County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1935
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Son of Samuel and Julianna Drefs Adams of Scappoose, OR. Not much is known about Adolph, other than a few things found in the divorce documents received from the Oregon Secretary of State. Interesting notes from the documents are:
In July, 1916, at Scappoose, Oregon, Adolph deserted and abandoned his wife, Ida, against her will or her consent. In July, 1919, Ida was given a divorce and chose to go back to using her maiden name.

For about six months prior to July 1916, Adolph was residing at Scappoose but in July he left and went to Soap Lake, Washington. Ida received letters from him which were postmarked from Soap Lake. After March 1917, she didn't receive any more communication from him. Ida contacted Anna Harms in October 1918 to ask her if she knew where Adolph was. Anna said she didn't know where he was and told Ida to ask Fred and Rosa. Ida contacted Fred and Rosa who told her that in the previous month, they had received a letter from Adolph which was postmarked Northport, Washington.

A notice was published in the newspaper seven times during October and November 1918 but Adolph did not respond, nor did he contact Ida or anyone else regarding the summons. It is very possible that Adolph never saw the summons. I have searched the 1920 census index several times and he is not shown on any census report. A distant relative searching for info on Ida and Adolph, found a record showing that Adolph went to British Columbia in 1917 to a town just north of the border with State of Washington. Thus, he may not have been in the U.S. when the 1920 census was enumerated.

The attorney must have asked Ida if Adolph might have joined the military and Ida gave the following information: Adolph had worked for some years in logging camps around Northport, Wenatchee and Soap Lake, Washington. In Adolph's letter to Fred and Rosa, he stated that he was in Soap Lake receiving treatment for his rheumatism and infirmities and that he expected to remain in Soap Lake until February when he would go back to work at a logging camp. At that time, Adolph was 38 years old and for many years had been a cripple and physically incapacitated for military service of any character. He had suffered from rheumatism for the past 12 or 13 years to the extent that it was necessary for him to receive almost continuous medical treatment. Also, some years previously, he was in an accident at a logging camp and his hip was dislocated and one of his wrists broken. His hip was out of place for some length of time before being replaced and after that he had been lame and crippled in his hip and wrist.

Thankfully, no children were born of this marriage. At FindAGrave web site, found a memorial page for Adolph D. Adams, who died at age 54. At FindAGrave web site, found him buried in Fairmont Cemetry in Spokane and ordered death certificate from State of Washington. Death certificate shows that he was single and had lived in Spokane for the past 15 years, and had been living at the Salvation Army Home at the time of death. The cause of death is shown as facial erysipelas. 
Family links: 
  Samuel Adams (1839 - 1915)
  Julianne Drefs Adams (1840 - 1915)
  Anna Adam Harms (1862 - 1928)*
  Fredrick Reinhold Adams (1864 - 1958)*
  Caroline Adams Brockwell (1866 - 1902)*
  Frank (Ferdinand) Adams (1868 - 1922)*
  Mathilde Adams Hollrah (1870 - 1961)*
  August Reinhold Adams (1874 - 1947)*
  Julianne (Julia) Adams Kuetemeyer (1876 - 1950)*
  Adolph D. Adams (1879 - 1935)
*Calculated relationship
Fairmount Memorial Park
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: Pat
Originally Created by: NW Mountain Man
Record added: Jul 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73920907
Adolph D. Adams
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Adolph D. Adams
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 Added: Aug. 10, 2011

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