Byron S Adams

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Death notice:
Adams, Byron S. On Sunday, May 21, 1939 at his residence, the Shoreham Hotel, Byron S. Adams, husband of the late Estelle H. Adams. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lula Adams Ewers; a daughter, Mrs. J. Craig King, and three grandchildren. Remains resting at the home of his daughter, 4914 Glenbrook rd. n.w. Funeral services on Tuesday, May 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes' Episcopal Church, 46 Q st. n.w. Interment Congressional Cemetery. Services at cemetery private.

Adams, Byron S.
Members of the Association of Oldest Inhabitants are requested to attend the funeral of our late associate, Byron S. Adams, from St. Agnes' Episcopal Church, 46 Que st. n.w., on Tuesday, May 23, 1939 at 11 a.m.
Theodore W. Noyes, President
J. Eliot Wright, Secretary

The Evening Star, May 22, 1939, p. A-10
Byron S. Adams, 83, Owner of Printing Business, Dies
Heart Ailment Fatal to Civic Leader, Native of Capital
Byron S. Adams, 83, owner of the printing establishment at 512 Eleventh street N.W., which bears his name, died yesterday of a heart ailment at his residence in the Shoreham Hotel. He had been seriously ill only a short while, having been at his office on Friday.

A prominent civic leader, Mr. Adams had been in the printing business here for 57 years and was affectionately known as the "grand old man of printing."

Mr. Adams was born in this city and began in the printing business at Eighth and E streets N.W. He moved from there to a larger establishment at Ninth and E streets N.W., and after a few years at the latter location moved his business many years ago to the Eleventh street address.

He was a member of the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia, the United Typothetae of America, the Columbia Country Club, the Washington Board of Trade and the St. Agnes' Episcopal Church, of which he was a vestryman. He had been active in many charitable enterprises.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. J. Craig King, and sister, Mrs. Lula A. Ewers, both of this city. He also leaves three grandchildren. His wife was the late Mrs. Estelle P. Adams, who died some nine years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in St. Agnes' Episcopal Church. Requiem mass will be celebrated by the Rev Dr. A.J. DuBois, rector of St. Agnes. The Right Rev. James E. Freeman, Bishop of Washington, will deliver a eulogy. The Rev. Dr. ZeBarney T. Phillips, rector of the Church of the Epiphany, will read the Gospel and lesson and the Rev. Dr. Charles T. Warner, rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, will read the Epistle. Burial will be in Congressional Cemetery.





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