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Willis F Adams
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1867
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: May 12, 1941, Ghana

The American Embassy reported in Lagos, Nigeria, that his death which was at 27/14 Assei Street from a coronary thrombosis.

His belongings were sold and used to pay for his funeral. The remainder was placed in the Gold Coast Treasury for any relatives he may have had in the US. According to his passport He was a contractor and moved there in 1923 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Moses Adams of Virginia and employed by the African Union Company of Pittsburgh.

An affidavit was signed by C A Hall of Pittsburgh that he had known him for 22 years and that he was a year older than himself on his passport.

He was single and the African Union Company was headed by Charles Chapelle, a civil engineer and architect. The company was first organized by Marcus Garvey and was supposed to organize a lumber industry on the Gold Coast by transporting mahoganey from the interior to the coast for export.

Apparently he decided to remain in Africa.

 
 
Burial:
Takoradi European Public Cemetery
Sekondi-Takoradi
Western, Ghana
 
Created by: Ash Montagu
Record added: Feb 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104892431
 


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 Added: Nov. 24, 2013
 
 
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