Albert Francis Adams

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Albert Francis Adams

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Death: April 30, 1926 (65)
Immediate Family:

Son of Shubael Adams and Diancy Rawson Taylor
Brother of Freddie Adams; John Taylor Adams; Katie Livermore Adams; Nellie Brewster Adams; Susie Bell Adams and 1 other

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About Albert Francis Adams

Albert F. Adams was born at Dubuque, Ia., June 26, 1860. He is the son of Capt. S. P. Adams, the well known speaker, attorney and temperance advocate. He attended the public schools of his native city till the age of twelve, when an attack of cerebro-spinal meningitis caused a total loss of hearing; was at the Iowa School for the Deaf, 1875-78, and, after an interval of three years, entered Gallaudet College, graduating in 1886, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Upon leaving college he accepted a position in the bureau of international exchanges of the Smithsonian Institute, where he remained two years. In 1888 he was promoted to the position of cata loguer in the National Museum Library, one of the leading scientific ones of Washington. He is at present the cataloguer and classifier of this library, and also the instructor in gym nastics at Gallaudet college, a position he has held for eight years. In connection with his duties in physical education he took a course covering two years in the medical department of the National University. Mr. Adams has kept up his ability to speak, and constantly seeks to improve. In convers ing with hearing persons he always employs speech, never having difficulty in making himself understood, except when addressing people whose heads are more or less of a vaccuum. The subject of this sketch was married in 1888 to Miss E. Christiana Denson, both having lost their hearing the same year from the same cause. They have three children, all of whom are in full possession of their sense of hearing. source

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June 26, 1860
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
April 30, 1926
Age 65
May 3, 1926
Age 65