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Merla Ada Gay Adams
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Birth: Oct., 1890
Florida, USA
Death: 1954
Florida, USA

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1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Merla A Gay
Age: 9
Birth Date: Oct 1890
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1900: Trenton, Alachua, Florida
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Step Daughter
[Stepdaughter]
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Florida
Mother's name: Maggie L Coleman
Mother's Birthplace: Florida
Household Members:
Name & Age
Lee A Coleman - 24
Maggie L Coleman - 26
Beulah M Gay - 10
Merla A Gay - 9
William C Gay - 8
Maude L Gay - 5
Katie A Coleman - 1
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1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Ada M Adams
Age in 1910: 19
Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1910: Judson, Levy, Florida
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter-in-law
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Chester Adams
Father's Birthplace: Florida
Mother's Birthplace: Florida
Household Members:
Name & Age
Joseph W Adams - 68 [65]
Lucy A Adams - 63
Chester Adams - 25
Ada M Adams - 19
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1920 United States Federal Census about Mrs. Merla A Adams
Name: Mrs. Merla A Adams
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1920: Lakeland Ward 2, Polk, Florida
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Florida
Mother's Birthplace: Florida
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name & Age
Merla A Adams - 29
Thomas C Adams - 4
Frank D Adams - 2
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1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Merla A Adams
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Florida
Race: White
Home in 1930: Mulberry, Polk, Florida
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Chester D Adams
Father's Birthplace: Florida
Mother's Birthplace: Florida
Household Members:
Name & Age
Chester D Adams - 45
Merla A Adams - 39
Thomas C Adams - 14
Frank D Adams - 12
Margaret M Adams - 6
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1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Murla Adams
Respondent: Yes
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: abt 1891
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Florida
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Alachua, Florida
Street: South Ninth Street
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Florida
Residence in 1935: Rural, Florida
Sheet Number: 2B
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 6th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members:
Name & Age
Chester Adams - 55
Murla Adams - 49
Chester Adams - 25
Frank Adams - 22
Margaret Adams - 16
Josa Elde Adams - 9
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Florida, State Census, 1867-1945
Name: Merla Adams
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Place: Florida
Est. Birth Year: abt 1891
Census Year: 1945
Locality: Precinct 5
County: Alachua
Page: 64
LINE: 2
Archive Series #: S1371, Roll 1
Household Members:
Name & Age
Merla Adams - 54 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Chesley Gay (1867 - 1894)
  Margaret L. "Maggie" Abbott Gay Coleman (1872 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Chester Adams (1884 - 1950)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Adams Wynn (1924 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  Merla Ada Gay Adams (1890 - 1954)
  Katie Coleman Hayes (1898 - 1992)**
  Kate Ellen Coleman (1903 - 1977)**
  Mildred L Coleman Stephens (1904 - 1974)**
  James Odell Coleman (1909 - 1972)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Gainesville
Alachua County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Vera Mikell Sodek
Record added: Jun 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27360369
Merla Ada <i>Gay</i> Adams
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Merla Ada <i>Gay</i> Adams
Added by: Jerry Reid
 
Merla Ada <i>Gay</i> Adams
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- Vera Mikell Sodek
 Added: Feb. 12, 2014

- PG
 Added: Dec. 18, 2010
 
 
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