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William Joseph Adams
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1863
Death: May 18, 1930, USA

67 years, 4 months, and 3 days

William worked as a carriage builder and painter before cars came to be. After the Model T Ford was invented he began to sell them. His dealership, Adams Motor Company, was located at the corner of 43 Baltimore Street & W. Walnut Street where the current Rite Aid is located uptown. He and his 3 sons ran the business.
He died on a Sunday.

only OBITUARY found:

The Gettysburg Times, May 21, 1930, page 2
PROMINENT HANOVER MAN DIES IN JERSEY
Hanover - William J. Adams, one of Hanover's first automobile dealers, died at the home of his son, Raymond I. Adams, at Atlantic City, New Jersey at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. His death was due to a heart injury which he suffered when his son, Bernard W. Adams was killed in an automobile accident, April 18, last year.

March 6, 2017: Finally found a marriage record that has his middle name as Joseph. I only could guess it probably was Joseph but the certificate verifies it! 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Rudolph Adams (1833 - 1900)
  Catharine Barbara Althoff Adams (1839 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Jennie M. Eline Adams (1866 - 1942)
 
 Children:
  Bernard William Adams (1886 - 1929)*
  Mary Elizabeth Adams Beck (1887 - 1960)*
  Charles Edward Adams (1890 - 1890)*
  George Leo Adams (1891 - 1954)*
  Raymond Ignatius Adams (1893 - 1954)*
  Helen Gertrude Adams (1895 - 1903)*
  Joseph Henry Adams (1897 - 1949)*
  Pauline Katherine Adams Yealy (1899 - 1990)*
  Hilda Cecelia Adams Kessler Crawford (1902 - 1985)*
  Helena F. Adams Myers (1906 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lewis Joseph Adams (1858 - 1915)*
  Harry John Adams (1861 - ____)*
  William Joseph Adams (1863 - 1930)
  Thomas Jules Adams (1865 - 1926)*
  Mary E. Adams Lutter (1867 - 1936)*
  Martha Adams (1869 - 1934)*
  Edward Anthony Adams (1871 - 1916)*
  Gertrude Adams Lutter (1876 - 1935)*
  Joseph Augustus Adams (1877 - 1935)*
  Annie K. Adams Lutter (1880 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Hanover
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Laura Kessler Hershey
Record added: Mar 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86436386
William Joseph Adams
Added by: Laura Kessler Hershey
 
William Joseph Adams
Added by: Laura Kessler Hershey
 
William Joseph Adams
Added by: Laura Kessler Hershey
 
 
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RIP Dear Great grandpa!
- Laura Kessler Hershey
 Added: Mar. 6, 2017

- Joanne Campbell
 Added: Jul. 8, 2013
with Love, your great grandaughter
- Laura Kessler Hershey
 Added: Mar. 8, 2012
 
 
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