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William Robert "Will" Adams, Sr
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Birth: May 23, 1887
Howard
Elk County
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1957
Ontario
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Born in Howard, Kansas, William Robert Adams earned a Pd.B. degree at Northeastern Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1908. Also attending the college was Opal Markey, who had earned her degree a year before. They were married in Kirksville in 1912. Their first two children, a daughter, Miriam, and a son, William Robert Jr., were born in Kirksville.

In 1923, Will moved the family west to California, settling in Ontario in San Bernardino County. Their second daughter (and final child), Virginia Ann, was born in neighboring Upland.

In Ontario, Will owned and operated Adams Hardware, one of Ontario's main hardware stores, located on Euclid Avenue in the downtown business district of the city.

Will Adams died on October 30, 1957, and is emtombed at Bellevue Mausoleum at Bellevue Cemetery in Ontario. His wife, Opal, was entombed alongside him upon her death in December of 1969. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Opal Grove Markey Adams (1885 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  Miriam Elizabeth Adams Kendall (1918 - 2008)*
  William Robert Adams (1922 - 2011)*
  Virginia Ann Adams Hewitt (1923 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellevue Cemetery and Mausoleum
Ontario
San Bernardino County
California, USA
 
Created by: Douglas
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59842812
William Robert Will Adams, Sr
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William Robert Will Adams, Sr
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William Robert Will Adams, Sr
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Rest in peace, Uncle Will.
- Douglas
 Added: Oct. 9, 2010

- Jeannie Gebhart LaCues
 Added: Oct. 9, 2010
 
 
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