Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Descendants of Joseph Edwards

Birdie and John Adams on their wedding day (1903)
Birdie (Mary Ellen) and John Adams on their wedding day (1903)
[Photo courtesy of Monta (Bigelow) Hirzel]
 
Clayton Adams
Clayton Adams
[Photo courtesy of Monta (Bigelow) Hirzel]
 

Mary Ellen Morris is the daughter of Minerva Martin and William Edward Morris. Birdie, as she is known, was born in Oct 1885 in Paulding county, Ohio. She died 19 Apr 1960 at age 74 in Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio. She is buried at Middle Creek Cemetery, Washington twp., Paulding, Ohio.

On 7 June 1903, she married John Walter Adams (Sr.). He is the son of Harvey Kurtindolph Adams and Catharine M. Bowersock. He was born 7 Jan 1881 in Van Wert county, Ohio. He died 30 June 1970 at age 89 in Lima, Allen, Ohio. He was buried 3 Jul 1970 in Middle Creek Cemetery, Washington twp., Paulding, Ohio.

Children of Mary Ellen Morris and John Walter Adams (Sr.):

  1. Treva Adams was born 17/18 Apr 1904 in Jackson, Van Wert, Ohio.
  2. Glenn William Adams was born 5 Oct 1905 in Ohio.
  3. John Walter Adams (Jr.) was born 10 Oct 1908 in Paulding county, Ohio.
  4. Floyd Edward Adams was born 10 July 1910 in Van Wert county, Ohio.
  5. James Harvey Adams was born 12 Apr 1912 in Jackson, Van Wert, Ohio.
  6. Marie Adams was born 24 Oct 1914 in Van Wert county, Ohio.
  7. Dorothy Adams was born 20 Sep 1916 in Ohio.
  8. Wilma Laverne Adams was born 28 May 1918 in Van Wert county, Ohio.
  9. Homer Harding Adams was born 10 Sep 1920 in Van Wert county, Ohio.
  10. Leta Eileen Adams was born 30 Sep 1922 in Van Wert county, Ohio.
  11. Clayton Lee Adams was born 10 Oct 1924 in Jackson, Van Wert, Ohio. He died in action during WWII on 7 Jun 1944. He was buried 30 Jun 1948 at Middle Creek Cemetery, Washington twp., Paulding, Ohio.
  12. Lewis Ned Adams was born 6 Jan 1927 in Ohio.
  13. Billy Morris Adams was born 8 Jan 1931.
John and Birdie Adams family (about 1935)
John and Birdie (Mary Ellen) Adams family (about 1935)
Back l-r: Johnnie, Treva, Glenn (Jerry), Floyd (Monk), James (Jim), Wilma (Bonnie), Homer (Dick)
Front (l-r): Leta, Dorothy, John W., Lewis (Ned), Billy, Clayton (Whitie), Birdie, Marie
[Photo courtesy of Monta (Bigelow) Hirzel]

Notes

The Adams family held an annual family reunion throughout the 1960's, three of which received mention in the local newspaper.

Sources

Mary:

  • Death from the Ohio Death Certificate Index [Name: Birdie Adams; Birth Date: Est. 1886; Gender: Female; Race: White; Residence County: Paulding[ Residence State: Ohio; Residence Country: United States; Death Date: 19 Apr 1960[ Hospital of Death: Van Wert County Hospital; City of Death: Van Wert; County of Death: Van Wert; Certificate: 32667; Age at Death: 74; Certifier: Physician; Autopsy: Yes, used for certification; Marital Status: Married].

John (Sr.):

  • Birth from his WWI draft card [Name: John W Adams; Residence: Grover Hill, Paulding, Ohio; County: Van Wert; State: Ohio; Birth Date: 7 Jan 1881; Race: White; Roll: 1851248; Nearest Relative: Birdie Adams (wife); Registered: 9/12/1918].
  • Birth from his WWII draft card (which lists his birth as 1880) [Name: John Walter Adams; Birth Date: 7 Jan 1880; Birth Place: Van Wert, Ohio; Residence: Jackson, Van Wert, Ohio; Race: White; Roll: WWII_2371468; Nearest Relative: Birdie Adams].
  • Birth and Death from the Social Security Death Index [Name: John Adams; SSN: 300-38-1446; Last Residence: 45849 Grover Hill, Paulding, Ohio; Born: 7 Jan 1881; Died: Jun 1970; SSN issued: Ohio (1960-1961)].
  • Death from the Ohio Death Certificate Index [Name: John W Adams; Birth Date: Est. 1881; Gender: Male; Race: White; Residence County: Van Wert; Residence State: Ohio; Residence Country: United States; Death Date: 30 Jun 1970; Hospital of Death: St Ritas Medical Center; City of Death: Lima; County of Death: Allen; Certificate: 040816; Age at Death: 89; Certifier: Physician; Autopsy: Yes, unknown if used for certification; Marital Status: Widowed].
  • Birth, Death and Burial from his obituary in the Lima News, Lima, OH, 1 Jul 1970.

Clayton:

  • Death and Burial from his obituary in the Lima News, Lima, OH, 27 Jun 1948.

Census Listings

The individuals in this family appear in the following census listings.

Descent
Joseph Edwards
Alpheus Edwards
Hulda (Edwards) Martin
Minerva (Martin) Morris
Mary Ellen Morris

 


We are actively seeking more information on the individuals listed here (and their descendants). If you have any additional information, photographs or documents to share: please e-mail me (danieledwa@gmail.com).
Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011.