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 William Vestrum Adams

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William Vestrum Adams

  • Birth 11 Mar 1895 Glastonbury, Mendip District, Somerset, England
  • Death 7 Aug 1942 Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Keno, Klamath County, Oregon, USA
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  • Memorial ID 16852626

Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon
August 9, 1942

William Vestrum Adams, for the last 13 months a resident of Klamath Falls, ore., passed away in this city Friday August 7, 1942, at 8:05 p.m. following an illness of several months. He was a native of Glastonbury, England and at the time of his death was 47 years 4 montths and 26 days. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Adams,, and three daughters, Phyllis Joy, Marguerite Jean, and Amelia Ann Adams, all of this city. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine street at Sixth. Notice of funeral to be announced Monday.

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Funeral services for the late William Vestrum Adams who passed away in this city on Friday, August 7, 1942, following an extended illness were held in the chapel of the Earl Whitlock funeral home., Pine street at Sixth on Monday, August 10, 1942 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel B. Anderson of the Klamath Temple of this city officiating. Interment Tuesday.
Herald and News, August 1942

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Williams given name at birth was 'William Vestrus Senior Adams'. He was the son of William Stanley Adams (b. 1872 in Yeovil England) and Amelia Gomersall (b. 1875 in Yorkshire England). Amelias' fathers name was Vestus. Mary Ann Senior was the maiden name of Williams paternal grandmother. For unknown reasons, William was given up by his parents after birth to be raised by his mothers Aunt - Christiana Pickett, and her husband John Healey. After being raised by the Healeys' for nearly 17 years, William came to America with another Healey, his Aunt Amelia, and lived for a time with her and her husband, Henry Healey, who was the brother of John. Amelia Healey and Amelia Gomersall were not related. Amelia Gomersall and her husband William moved to Somerset England a year after William was born, (1895) and had four more children together. A descendent of these children indicates that they were not aware of their older brother William until well after he had left for America.


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  • Created by: Keno Public Cemetery
  • Added: 29 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16852626
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Vestrum Adams (11 Mar 1895–7 Aug 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16852626, citing Keno Cemetery, Keno, Klamath County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Keno Public Cemetery (contributor 46840611) .