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Wellington I Addams
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1839
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1915
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

From History of Berks Co PA, M Mntgomery, pub 1909 p 632:
Wellington I. Addams, the youngest son of Isaac Addams, was born on the old farm about two miles from the Sinking Springs, in Berks County, Pa., and received his early education at the Van Reed private school near his home. After that, he attended the Freeland Seminary in Chester County, Pa., and finished at Bellefonte College, in Centre County, Pa. He then went to Philadelphia and took a course at Crittenden's Commercial College, and at once entered the foreign and domestic woolen commission business with the firm of E. Kirberg & Co., and continued this for several years. He then took a four months' trip to Europe, visiting England, France Germany, Switzerland and Italy, and on his return went into business for himself as "W. I. Addams & Co., foreign and domestic woolens on commission," at No. 611 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.

Mr. Addams married the youngest daughter, Sarah N., of Mr. Robert K. Neff, in 1873, and built a home in Germantown, where they lived for more than twenty-five years. His son, Robert N. Addams, better known as "Bob Addams," the caricature artist for "Life,"" Judge," and "Puck," made his home in New York and is well known both here and abroad. His son Clifford I. Addams, won the first scholarship prize, $800, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1899, and then started for Paris, entered the art school of Mr. James McNeill Whistler, and continued his studies there until the death of the famous painter, after which he went to London, and married Miss Inez Bate, an English lady, who had also studied art under Mr. Whistler, at the same time; Mr. Clifford I. Addams is now living in London, and has painted many important people during the last eight years. Miss Florence Biddle Addams, the only daughter of Mr. Wellington I. Addams, a few years ago married Mr. Robert G. Fell, and lives at their place, "Roslyn," Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Addams retired from business during the fall of 1902 and with his family traveled extensively abroad, He is fond of traveling and now contemplates a tour of the world for 1910. The family spent several winters in the south of France, sojourning at Menton, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Nice, etc., and made many delightful acquaintances with fellow travelers from London, Paris, Berlin, etc.

Philadelphia Death Certificate Information from LDS site:
Name: Wellington I. Addams
Death Date: 25 Mar 1915
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 75 years 10 months 25 days
Estimated Birth Year:
Birth Death: 30 Apr 1839
Birthplace: , , Pa
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Isaac Addams
Father's Birthplace: , , Pa
Mother's Name: Hack
Mother's Birthplace: , , Pa
Occupation: Retired
Street Address:
Place of Residence: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Cemetery:
Burial Place: Reading, , Pa
Burial Date: 27 Mar 1915
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 1429084
Digital Folder Number: 4009413
Image Number: 74
Reference Number: cn 7065
Collection: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Addams (1801 - 1876)
  Rebecca Haak Addams (1800 - 1862)
 
 Siblings:
  Henrietta C Addams (1822 - 1908)*
  Rebecca Jane Addams (1832 - 1899)*
  Wellington I Addams (1839 - 1915)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Charles Evans Cemetery
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec O Lot 025.29
 
Created by: Diana in Pelham, AL
Record added: Jul 07, 2010
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