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 William H. Adams

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William H. Adams

Birth
Kentucky, USA
Death 13 Dec 1907 (aged 85)
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
Burial Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 33921981 View Source
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Publisher/owner of the first Kansas Newspaper, Sept. 15, 1854 (108 days after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska act, which organized this territory) the "Kansas Weekly Herald" from Leavenworth, KS under the shade of an old oak tree! The Adams family had just moved to Kansas in Aug. of 1854 and were using tents to live in. "There was not a house within thirty miles, not so much as a cow path for a street, not a field of plowed land, near or far in all Kansas". The building built for the newpaper was the first building in town. Info from "First Newspapers in Kansas Counties 1854-1864 by G Raymond Gaeddert, February 1941 Vol 10 no 1, pages 3-33.

In 1856 William H Adams testified before Congress regarding the "Report of the Special Committee Appointed to Investigate the "Troubles in Kansas", concerning the election of 30 March 1855".

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
Name: Mr. William H Adams
Marriage Date: 30 Jan 1851
Marriage County: Platte
Spouse Name: Miss. Harriet A. Gist

NOTE FROM CONTRIBUTOR:
Contrary to many sources, the Kansas Weekly Herald was not the first newspaper in Kansas. But it was the first one in English. The Shawnee Sun was about fifty years earlier.
Contributor: WGroleau (47353722)


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  • Maintained by: Karen Bink
  • Originally Created by: Judy Young
  • Added: 16 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33921981
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/33921981/william-h.-adams : accessed ), memorial page for William H. Adams (2 Oct 1822–13 Dec 1907), Find a Grave Memorial ID 33921981, citing Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Karen Bink (contributor 46975956) .