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John L Adams
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1883
Texas, USA
Death: May 21, 1934
Limestone County
Texas, USA

Groesbeck (TX) Journal, Friday, June 1 1934
J. L. Adams Found Murdered in Tank on Thomas Farm :

Funeral serices were held at the Church of Christ of which he was a member for J. L. ADAMS, age 51, Friday afternoon at 5 O'clock. A great host of bereaved friends and relatives attended the service for this man whose useful life was ended at the hands of ruthless murderers. Mr. Adams was well known in Groesbeck and highly respected. He had for several years been the manager of the Parker and Adams Dairy Farm, relinguishing that position sometime last fall. Mr. Adams had lived in Mexia at one time and was residing in Thronton at the time of his death.

Surviving the deceased is his wife ; his son, Dwaine Adams of Groesbeck ; daughter, Mrs. Cora Bell O'Neal of Houston ; brothers, Jim Adams of Houston & Andrew Adams of Ocola, Florida ; sisters, Mrs. A. P. Graham of Palestine, Mrs. J. C. Whitmire of Corpus Christi and his 76 year old mother, Mrs. E. A. Adams of Palestine.

Note : J. L. Adams was found in a tank on the Sam A. Thomas farm one mile south of Groesbeck on the old Thronton Road, he had been shot thru the head, a gag was in his mouth and a belt was strapped around his neck.

The tank where the body was found was drained Friday by Groesbeck Fire Department. A pistol, the murdered man's hat and 24 cents in change were uncovered when the tank was emptied. No trouble was had in securing volunteers to wade into the tank to help drain it. Charles Herring, Jr plunged in, clothes and all and stayed with the job all day. A mystery note was received off the Rt 2 mail about 12 0'clock last Tuesday & was addressed to Dwaine Adams.

Texas Deaths;
Name of Deceased - John L. Adams
Date of Birth - December 1 1883 Age 50
Birthplace - Texas
Date of Death - May 22 1934 (Last seen on this date)
Deathplace -Limestone County Texas Precinct #1
Race -w
Marital Status - Married
Wife - Jesse Adams
Occupation - Dairyman
Date Last Worked at this occupation - 1933
Father - E. A. Adams, b. Georgia
Mother Elizabeth Bradshaw, b. Unknown
Informant - Dwaine Adams, Groesbeck Texas
Cemetery - Glenwood
Location - Groesbeck Texas
Burial Date - May 25 1934
This man disappears from a house where he was visiting for one night and was found three days later dead in a tank near Groesbeck. He had been shot in the head

Family links: 
  Edward Amos Adams (1854 - 1924)
  Sarah Elizabeth Bradshaw Adams (1855 - 1937)
  Jessie Cloie Eaves Adams (1887 - 1934)
  Elbert Dwaine Adams (1909 - 1938)*
  John L Adams (1883 - 1934)
  James Swain Adams (1894 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
1883 - 1934
Fort Parker Memorial Park
Limestone County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section I Lot 3
Maintained by: MATuley
Originally Created by: Leona A. Mathis
Record added: Apr 02, 2002
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