In 1900, Joseph H. McAdams1 was living with his family on State Avenue in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Joseph reported his birth date to be November 1859, and that he had been married for 19 years.. He stated that he and his parents were born in Ohio, and listed his occupation as "Telegrapher."
With Joseph was his wife, Jessie L. [Ferree], born in Pennsylvania in December 1865. She reported that she was the mother of four children, all four of whom were alive and were living in the household. The four sons, all born in Pennsylvania were:
1900 Census for Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Enumeration District 363
Royal F. McAdams, Sr. married Ethel Heber in 1906. Their Marriage License was recorded in the Allegheny County Marriage License Docket.
In 1920, Royal F. McAdams was living with his family at 7224 McLurdy Place in Ben Avon. Royal and Ethel had 6 children:
Rob MacAdam-King5 is the grandson Royal F McAdams Jr 3. Son of Betty Lou McAdams4. He writes:Royal McAdams, Jr.3 died in 1988. His obituary appeared in the Post-Gazette:
My Mother is Betty Lou McAdams Born 2-5-39 in Allegheny County,Pa
My Father (passed away 4-25-77) is Robert Edward King Born 4-10-30 in Cleveland, Ohio
My Sister is Meghan MacAdam-King Born 9-24-65 in Cleveland, Oh
My Brother is Scot MacAdam-King Born 12-15-66 in Cleveland, Oh
I am Robert Bruce MacAdam-King Born 1-9-63 in Allegheny County,Pa
McADAMSRoyal and Gladys were buried in Section 4 of Woodlawn Cemetery, Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg.
Royal F. Jr., on Sat., June 25, 1988; husband of the late Gladys Repine McAdams; beloved father of Gaynell M. Becket, Betty Lou King & Royal F. McAdams III; brother of William McAdams; also survived by six grandchildren. Friends may call SUN. 7-9 and MON. 2-4 and 7-9 at MAURICE L. KNEE, LTD., Center at South, Wilk. (Parking on premises). Services Tues. morning at 11 o'clock.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, June 27, 1988
Tamara Leigh McAdams Patula5 is the daughter of David Laird McAdams4, born 3/11/47. She writes:
My dad's dad is supposedly William (son or grandson of a Royal McAdams) He knew as little as me. My mom remembers seeing a photo of "William" in a military uniform with my grand-ma (Eleanor McFeely (either age 87, 84 or 85: Born definitely in Feb on a president's day or B-day, maybe 1922??-not sure). My dad, according to my mom, knew very little. His mom, Eleanor Mcfeely (maiden name) was very secretive with him as well (as my mom remembers ). I know my parents dated several years brfore marrying, from age 13, I think, till their early 20's).
Copyright © 2000-2007 Nancy McAdams
September 10, 2000
Last update April 4, 2007
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