Samuel Hopkins Adams

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Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • Birth 1871
  • Death 1958
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 22103983

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY Class of 1891
Hamilton College Trustee 1905-1916


"Samuel Hopkins Adams, aged 87, died on November 16 at his winter home in Beaufort, S.C., after a long illness. Mr. Adams was born at Dunkirk, N. Y., the son of a Presbyterian minister and theology professor's daughter. He was educated in Rochester public schools and, following a family tradition, at Hamilton College, he won a poetry prize, played tackle on the football team and was an intercollegiate tennis champion there. During his college years he was a correspondent for the New York Tribune. From 1891 to 1900, he was a reporter for the New York Sun. He became managing editor of McClure's Syndidate in 1900, advertising manager of McClure, Phillips & Co., publishers, in 1901, and was a staff writer for McClure's Magazine from 1903 to 1905. He became an internationally famous journalist in 1905 when he wrote a series of articles for 'Collier's Weekly' that exposed worthless patent medicines and their fraudulent advertising in newspapers and magazines ... He married the late Elizabeth R. Noyes in 1898. After their divorce, he married Jane Peyton Van Norman, who died some years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cecil C. Ardell and Miss Hester Hopkins Adams, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Atherton Harlan ..." ["The Otsego Farmer & Republican" (Cooperstown, NY)]


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  • Created by: Tom Morosco
  • Added: 11 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22103983
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Hopkins Adams (1871–1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22103983, ; Maintained by Tom Morosco (contributor 46881597) Unknown.