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Fay Harvey Adams
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Birth: May 9, 1893
Furnas County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1948
Faulk County
South Dakota, USA

--From the 1982 History of Faulk County:

Fay Harvey Adams was born May 9, 1893, on a farm near Holbrook, Neb., to John and Elizabeth Adams. He came to South Dakota in the fall of 1919 with his brother Cecil, who was a banker in Loyalton and Carl who was a mail carrier in Loyalton. They formdr the Adams Investment Company and started the town of Norbeck.

Fay Married Doris Meyers of Hendley, Neb., June 23, 1920. She was born July 1, 1901 to Sylvester and Myrtle Meyers. Fay was manager of the Standard Oil Company and Pacific Grain Elevator in Norbeck and Doris taught school until she was appointed Postmaster at Norbeck June 1, 1928. They had two children, Lorna Deane, born August 4, 1929 and Jerry Lee born February 3, 1934. Jerry died April 1, 1939 of a ruptured appendix and was buried in the Faulkton Cemetery. Fay, Doris and Lorna joined the Norbeck Baptist Church October 29, 1939. They operated a store in Norbeck for 20 years.

Fay died October 17, 1948. He was buried in the Faulkton Cemetery. Doris married John Herrmann September 5, 1953. John died May 21, 1961. He was buried at Faulkton. Doris continued as Postmaster at Norbeck until July 30,1971. After her retirement she moved to Faulkton, where she resides at this time. She is a past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, past president of the Faulkton American Legion Auxiliary. She has been as active member of the Faulk County Red Cross, V.F.W. Auxiliary, Willing Workers Club and her church circle.


My father Dale Gebhard grew up on a farm that abutted the town of Norbeck. Many stories I have heard about Fay and Doris and their store. Dad bought Fay's 1927 International truck from Doris about 1962 and we painted it and ran it in Faulkton Fourth Of July parades for many years. He sold it to Delmar Dieter several years ago.


Family links: 
  John Harvey Adams (1864 - 1945)
  Elizabeth Jane Harlan Adams (1862 - 1944)
  Doris Evelyn Meyers Adams Herrmann (1901 - 1998)
  Jerry Lee Adams (1934 - 1939)*
  Fay Harvey Adams (1893 - 1948)
  Carl E. Adams (1895 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Faulkton Cemetery
Faulk County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Kent Gebhard
Record added: Apr 02, 2013
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Fay Harvey Adams
Added by: Kent Gebhard
Fay Harvey Adams
Added by: Kent Gebhard
Fay Harvey Adams
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