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Joseph William Adams
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1891
Yavapai County
Arizona, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1980
California, USA


Joseph William Adams

Joseph William Adams was born 7 April 1891 in Juni­per, Arizona, the son of David Edward Adams and Caro­line Henrietta Lind. He spent his boyhood days in Cen­tral. He started milking cows when he was seven. By the age of 12 the family had a dairy farm and most of the dairy work was left to him. He milked 13 to 15 cows, took them to and from the pastures, herded them on the open range in fall, spring and summer. He took other towns­ people's cows out during the summer and charged 75 cents a head a month. At the age of 12 he had plowed 15 acres of ground; his father sowed it by hand and Will drove the team and harrowed the ground to cover the seeds. Will's mother passed away before he was 14 years old. In the last winter of his 16th year, he graduated from seventh and eighth grade. This was his last year at home.

He went to Showlow to live with his uncle, George Adams and entered the army from there to serve in France. In France he met a French girl who was an interpreter for the American boys. Her name was Pauline Augustine Celine Mucel. They were married in France where he remained until she obtained the legal papers to come to America.

They returned to live in Central for a short time and then moved to Bryce where he farmed. They lived for a short time at Cactus, south of Safford. After the birth of their second son in Central, they moved to Miami where he worked in the copper mines. Next they moved to Phoenix where she taught French and Will did carpenter work. They moved to Long Beach, California.

Children include: Yvonne Andree, Edward Mucel, and Bernard. 
Family links: 
  David Edward Adams (1851 - 1939)
  Caroline Henrietta Lind Adams (1857 - 1906)
  Edward Lind Adams (1877 - 1957)*
  Maria Forestdale Adams Webster (1878 - 1963)*
  Albert Ernest Adams (1880 - 1880)*
  Lewis Alonzo Adams (1882 - 1959)*
  David Thetford Adams (1884 - 1923)*
  Charles Raymond Adams (1886 - 1957)*
  Joseph William Adams (1891 - 1980)
  Katie Evalina Adams Philips (1893 - 1985)*
  Katie Evalina Adams Elson (1893 - 1985)*
  Grace Hilda Adams Pruitt (1900 - 1950)*
  George Rudger Adams (1903 - 1980)*
  Zina Rose Adams (1908 - 1919)**
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
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