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Benjamin Franklin Harrison Adams

Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Death 16 Nov 1912 (aged 56)
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
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Benjamin Franklin Harrison Adams was the fifth child and son of John Emmons Adams b May 16, 1816, Wayne, Wooster CO, Ohio and Francis Elizabeth Depler b. April 21, 1821, Switzerland. His parents married Feb 11, 1841 in the Franklin TWP, Wayne CO., Ohio. With 4 children the family moved to Appanoose CO., Iowa just prior to Ben's birth in 1856.

1856 Iowa State Census, Wells, Appanoose Co., Iowa, pg 20 of 22 on
John E. Addams (Adams), age 40, male, married, 0 years resident of state, born Ohio, farmer, native voter, in militia, owner of land, has 80 acres of improved land; Fanny, age 35, female, married, born Woope (Germany); Henry, age 11, male, born Ohio; Mary P., age 8, female, born Ohio: Silas, age 6, male, born Ohio; John, age 2, male, born Ohio

Census July 13, 1860 Nells Township, Nells Mill Post Office, Appanoose Co., Iowa, pg. 117, line 34 of reel 14/1, #311 reads: pg 273 of 308 on
House #815, family #775:
Adams, John E., 34(44), male, farmer, born Ohio; Fanny 38, female, born Switzerland; Henry D., 15, male, born Ohio; Silas R., 9, male, born Ohio; John W., 6, male, born Ohio; Benj, 4, male, born Iowa; Geo W., 9/12, male, born Iowa; Real estate value $800, personal real estate value $400, John E. and Fanny over 20 and cannot read & write, Henry and Silas attended school during the year.

Census August 18, 1870 Nells Township, Unionville Post Office, Appanoose Co., Iowa, pg. 21, reel 11/10, #375 reads:
House #134, family #135:
Adams, John E., 54, male, white, farmer, born Ohio; Fanny, 49, f, w, keeps house, born Switzerland; Silas R., 19, m, w, born Ohio; John W., 16, m,w, born Ohio; Benjamin F., 13, m,w, born Iowa; George W., 11, m,w, born Iowa; Francis C., 8, f,w, born Iowa; real estate value $5000, personal real estate value $1235, Fanny's mother and father foreign born, John E. and Fanny cannot write, all children at home and attended school during year.

November 30, 1878, Pg 3 Mining notes
Mr. Henry Adams one of the owners of the Frank Adams Mine, spent a few days in town this week, making preparations and laying in supplies to enable him to work this valuable lode during the winter months. The shaft is now fifty feet deep and shows a rich body of ore, varying in thickness from six inches to two feet. The average mill run has been about 200 ounces; the lowest being 112 and highest being 1261 ounces per ton and no doubt will produce enough ore to pay good dividends from this time on. The reputation of the Frank Adams Mine is second to none in this District, having paid its way from the grass roots to the present time, and is looked upon as one of the most promising lodes on Henson Creek. Henry is a good fellow and we congratulate him upon being the owner of such a fine prospect.

1880 Census, Capitol and vicinity, Hinsdale County, Colorado, pg 30 of 38 on, June 22 & 23, 1880, ED58, page 30B
Henry Adams, white, male, age 35; Frank Adams, white, male, age 24, brother; both work in silver mine; number of months this person has been employed this census year, 4 months for both; both born in Ohio, does not list birth place of parents

January 14, 1888, Pg 3, Col. 1
"Frank Adams has become enterprising and is sleigh riding with the rest of us. Who is she, Frank? And when will the tie occur?"

August 20, 1891, Pg 2, Col. 3
Frank Adams and bride returned from their wedding trip last Monday and will settle down to married life in true regulation style by starting into housekeeping at Capitol City.

November 12, 1891, Pg 4, Col. 2
Frank Adams came down town last Friday, the first time for several weeks. In fact the first time since he got married. Frank says he has been doing considerable work on his mines about Capitol City, devoting special attention to the Excelsior.

May 19, 1892, Pg 1, Col. 3
"At Capitol City Saturday night, May 14, 1892, Mattie, wife of B.F.H. Adams, age 20 years, died. Services were held at the Presbyterian Church Monday afternoon, the funeral sermon being preached by Rev. J.R. Cooper. A large number of friends at Capitol City and this place attended the services, and accompanied the remains to their last resting place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The sorrowing parents and brother and sister as well as the bereaved husband, have the sympathy of the whole community in this their sad hour of trouble."

May 19, 1892, Pg 1 "DIED"
"At Capitol City, Saturday night, May 14, 1892, Mattie, wife of B.F.H. Adams, aged 20 years. Services were held at the Presbyterian Church Monday afternoon, the funeral being preached by Rev. J.R. Cooper. A large number of friends at Capitol City and here attended the services and accompanied the remains to their last resting place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery."

May 19, 1892, Pg 1, Col. 3
Card of Thanks
Mr. Frank Adams and Mr. & Mrs. F.A. Couraud desire to return thanks to the friends who so kindly aided them in their recent bereavement by the death of Mrs. Frank Adams.

July 7, 1892, Pg 1, Col. 5
Paragraphed mining
Frank Adams was in town the first of the week and says the Excelsior, owned by himself and Billy Owens is looking immense. They are working on an excellent body of galena and gray copper ore, and have several tons of mineral on the dump.

October 12, 1899, Pg 3
"B.F.H. Adams, who left Lake City about six weeks ago in a very critical condition being almost helpless with rheumatism, returned home, much better, Monday evening

1900 Census, Pct #4, Czar MIne from (38-47) Hinsdale Co., Colorado, June 19, 1900, pg 2 of 3 on
B. Frank Adams, head, white, male, born April 1856, age 44, widowed, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Germany, superintendent of a mine, been unemployed 6 months, can read, write & speak English, owns home free of mortgage

October 24, 1912, Pg 5, Col. 3, Local News
"Frank Adams departed yesterday for Wichita, Kansas, where he will probably remain all winter. Since his return from there last spring his health has not been so good and is returning to Wichita in hopes of receiving further benefit."

November 21, 1912, Pg 5, Col. 3, Local News
The word has been received that Frank Adams died in a hospital at Wichita, Kansas last Saturday. An obituary sketch of Mr. Adams will be given in next issue.
"Word was received late last week that Frank Adams was in a hospital at Wichita, Kansas seriously ill, and Mrs. Adams left Monday morning to be at his bedside."

December 12, 1912, Pg 5, Col 3, Local News
"Mrs. Frank Adams returned Monday night from her trip to Wichita, Kansas where she went as soon as learned of her husband's death. However, she received the notice too late to get there in time for the funeral. She learned while there that Mr. Adams had made a will just before he died in which he left all of his property, including a half interest in the valuable Excelsior Mine, to his brothers. We understand that the widow is not satisfied with this arrangement and there is liable to be legal complications before the matter is settled.

Obituary from Wichita Newspaper, November 1912 reads:
Brother of Well Known Wichita Attorneys Succombs to Heart Disease
B.F.H. Adams of Hinsdale County, Colorado, a brother of John W. and George W. Adams, attorneys in Wichita died Saturday morning at a local hospital of heart disease. Mr. Adams came to a local hospital several weeks ago from Colorado in hopes the lower altitude would benefit him. He was able to be around until the time of his death. Mr. Adams had been one of the largest mine operators at Lake City, Colorado, and vicinity for many years. He was one of the most prominent citizens of Hinsdale County and had been for a quarter of a century. He had held many positions of honor and trust in the county. His body was taken to Moulton, Iowa, his old home, by his brothers Saturday evening. Funeral services and burial will be held at Moulton.

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