|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1871|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1966|
Albert Sidney Adams was the oldest of ten children born to Singleton & Cornelia (Dunn) Adams. The family lived in the vicinity of Tulip, Dallas Co., Arkansas. Albert left Arkansas as a young man after a young lady he had courted married someone else. He moved to north Texas where his uncles Jesse & Plez lived. He boarded with Joseph & Amanda Phillips, later marrying their daughter, Emma on May 31, 1896. They were married for 70 years and had ten children: Maggie Viola, Annie Mae, Alton Richard, Opal Gladys, Garland Franklin, Selma Pearl, Fred D., Lola Jewel & Mildred. The first born, a baby boy lived only a short time or was stillborn.
Papa, as his children and grandchildren called him, lost three fingers on his right hand in a syrup mill accident as a young man. He was a cotton farmer & raised chickens for eggs after he stopped farming. He never learned to drive an automobile but he'd go into Crockett on his tractor till he had an accident on it. He moved his family from Hopkins county to Leesville, Louisiana to a socialist commune in the 1910s. He became disillusioned with it and moved the family to Alabama Creek in eastern Trinity County, Texas where they cleared land and built a house. The house was burned by neighborhood boys forcing the family to go on a cotton pick to Ralls County, Texas in the fall of 1925.
Eventually they settled first in Angelina County, east of Lufkin, for awhile before moving over to the Austonio region of Houston County.
Papa was an avide reader and kept up with the news and other programs on the radio & later on tv. He had a couple of faithful dogs, one a Scottish terrier & later "old Bob".
All of the grandkids and great grandkids still talk about him thumping them on the head with the hard fingernail of the middle finger remaining on his right hand. He always enjoyed having the kids around.
He usually wore a "suit" of khakis, a shirt and pants with a western hat. He would wear a suit when the occasion called for it.
As a young man he was a member of the Woodmen of the World organization & traveled to San Antonio for a convention. While he came from a Baptist church, he didn't attend church in later years.
Papa had a full head of silver hair until his death with light blue eyes. He was about six foot tall of medium built. He wore a mustache until a year or so before he died. As far as I know he shaved with a straight razor all those years.
Singleton A. Adams (1844 - 1912)
Cornelia Anne Dunn Adams (1852 - 1941)
Emma Phillips Adams (1878 - 1969)*
Son Adams (1898 - 1898)*
Maggie Viola Adams Holmes (1898 - 1982)*
Annie Mae Adams Brown (1901 - 1984)*
Alton Richard Adams (1903 - 1985)*
Opal Gladys Adams Lancaster (1906 - 1990)*
Garland Franklin Adams (1908 - 1996)*
Selma Pearl Adams Mills (1910 - 1968)*
Fred D. Adams (1913 - 1989)*
Lola Jewel Adams (1915 - 2003)*
Albert Sidney Adams (1871 - 1966)
James Frank Adams (1873 - 1953)*
Mary Lucinda Adams Pennington (1877 - 1957)*
Walter Ernest Adams (1879 - 1956)*
Fannie Irma Adams Bettis (1882 - 1954)*
Cornelia Adams (1886 - 1887)*
Jessie T. Adams (1890 - 1893)*
John Quincy Adams (1892 - 1974)*
Girtha Bell Adams Weaver (1895 - 1973)*
Maintained by: Ludie
Originally Created by: Gena Forsyth
Record added: Apr 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18846935
For Grandpa/Papa - how I still miss you. Even the great grandkids talk about being thumped on the head by you with fondness. I think you are responsible for my curiosity in learning about people & places I don't know.|
Added: Feb. 5, 2015