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William Henry Adams, Jr

Birthplace: St. Mary's Parish, Dover, Kent, England, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 02, 1921 (76)
Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Fountain Green, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Henry Adams, Sr and Martha Adams
Husband of Melissa Jane Caldwell
Father of Martha Barzilla Adams; Alice Almyra Adams; William Albert Adams; Delos Edgar Adams; Melissa Jane Adams and 5 others
Brother of Mary Adams; Martha Adams; Eliza Huggins; Frances Adams; John Alma Adams and 4 others
Half brother of Alice Mariah Whiteley; Annie Jane Newman and Joseph Hyrum Adams

Managed by: Franchesca Sagen
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About William Henry Adams, Jr

Son of William Henry Adams Sr (1817-1898) and Martha Jennings (1808-1852) Married Melissa Jane Caldwell Mar 15 1939


The angel of death claimed William H. Adams Wednesday morning. Mr. Adams was one of Utah's earliest pioneers and has had the distinction for the past few years of being the only living pioneer who wintered at Pleasant Grove during the winter of 1850, when this district was first settled.

Mr. Adams was 76 years of age, having been born at Dover, Kent, England, June 26, 1844. When he was 4 years of age he came with his parents to America and across the plains to Utah, with the Willard Richards company.
In 1850 the family came to Utah valley to live and settled near the present site of Pleasant Grove. They continued to live here until Mr. Adams was 19 years of age, when they moved to Fountain Greene. While there he married Miss Melissa Caldwell on March 22, 1869.
When the Indian trouble started he served in San Pete and Sevier counties and has since been a Black Hawk veteran. He filled an honorable mission to the Southern States and has always been a staunch member and worker in his church.
In 1900 he came back to Pleasant Grove with his wife and children where he has since resided.
He has been ailing for the past year with a complication of disease. General debility is given as the cause of his death. All his children were here during the last week of his life to render their assistance.
He was a true Latter-day Saint and served 19 years in the superintendency of the Sunday schools. He was a hard worker and the love and respect in which he was held was manifest by scores of friends who constantly visited him during his illness.
Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children: Martha Lund and Alice A. Robertson of Fountain Green, Melissa J. Despain of American Fork, Elva V. West, Byron H. Adams and Burton H. Adams of this city; Delos E. Adams and Wm. A. Adams of Garland. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, all of this city, John Adams, Joseph Adams, Mrs. Alice Whitley and Mrs. Annie Newman.
The funeral services were held Thursday at the tabernacle after which the body was shipped to Fountain Green for burial. Services will be held there today.
A. H. West of the First ward Bishopric was in charge of the services, Gerston E. Oscarson offered the opening prayer, following a selection from the ward choir. The speakers who paid high tribute to the pioneer and warrior were Bishop E. D. Olpin, Orson Despain of American Fork, Thomas Caldwell of Dixie, Utah, Jesse D. Jukes of salt Lake, Robert G. Page and David Thorne. Special musical solos were rendered by Mrs. Stella Hardman and Archie West. The closing prayer was offered by Alexander Bullock.
A large representation of Black Hawk veterans were present to pay their last tribute to their comrade. Sons and son-in-laws of the deceased acted as pall bearers. 
A beautiful array of flowers were presented and decked the casket.
  • Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Nov 11 2016, 16:51:25 UTC
  • Residence: Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Residence: Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah - 16 Jun 1880
  • Residence: ED 162 Pleasant Grove Precinct Pleasant Grove city, Utah, Utah, United States - 1900
  • Residence: Pleasant Grove, , Utah - 1910
  • Residence: Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States - 1920
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William Henry Adams, Jr's Timeline

June 26, 1845
Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom
June 26, 1845
Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom
June 26, 1845
Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom
June 26, 1845
St.marys Parish, Dover, Kent, England
June 13, 1870
Age 24
Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States
October 18, 1872
Age 27
Fountain Green, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
December 19, 1874
Age 29
Fountain Green, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
February 17, 1877
Age 31
Fountain Green, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
September 4, 1879
Age 34
Fountain Green, Sanpete County, Utah, United States