Alice Louise Adams
b. 21 October 1904, d. 25 November 2002
- Father: Powell Orgain Adams b. 3 July 1869, d. 4 March 1943
- Mother: Mary Laurence Taber b. 1 February 1880, d. 17 February 1965
- Alice Louise Adams was born on 21 October 1904 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas.
- She was known as Louise.
- Powell Orgain Adams and Mary Laurence Taber appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas, at Roberts Street Also living in the household were boarders Mattie and Minnie Edwards.. Other members of the household included Alice Louise Adams, Marcellus Powell Adams, Walter Brooks Adams, Mary Elizabeth Adams and Arthur Taber Adams.
- The following appeared on 7 November 1918 in The Cameron Herald: P. O. Adams and daughter, Louise, motored to Georgetown Saturday and returned accompanied by Jack Adams, Swick Hiemer and Misses Oleter Youngblood and Ophelia Bourers, all of the Southwestern University. T.
- Powell Orgain Adams and Mary Laurence Taber appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas, at East Fifteenth Street. Other members of the household included Alice Louise Adams, Marcellus Powell Adams, Walter Brooks Adams, Mary Elizabeth Adams, Arthur Taber Adams and George Felix Adams.
- The following appeared on 17 June 1920 in The Cameron Herald: Mr. P. O. Adams, Miss Louise Adams and Mamie Lee Tabor of Austin, motored over to Georgetown Saturday to be present at the graduation of Mr. Adams' son Jack, who is a member of the Class of 1920.
- The following appeared on 11 March 1923 in The Houston Post: (Cameron) All Cameron feels proud of Miss Louise Adams. She is the talented daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Adams of our city, and is a member of Baylor college choral club in Belton. This club is to make a tour this spring which will include Dallas, Fort Worth, Hot Springs and Little Rock, Ark., and other cities. [:CR;] The club is composed of over thirty members, and as Miss Louise is considered one of the best talented among this number, her name will appear on the program several times in solo work. We hope that Cameron will be included in the list of towns that we may have the pleasure of hearing Miss Adams in concert work.
- The following appeared on 24 November 1927 in The Cameron Herald: Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Adams will leave today for Edinburg to visit with their daughter, Miss Louise, who teaches in the Edinburg school. They will spend several days.
- She married Hugh Hardy Daly, son of Arthur Daly and Josie E. Collins, in February 1928.
- The following appeared on 1 March 1928 in The Cameron Herald: Friends in Cameron will be interested in the following announcement of the marriage of Miss Louise Adams in Edinburg where she has been teaching school, clipped from the paper at Edinburg:
Miss Louise Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Adams of Cameron, and H. H. Daly, formerly of Edinnburg, were quietly married at six o'clock Sunday evening at the residence of the Rev. Chas. Riddle, pastor of the First Baptist church here. [:CR;] The bride was dressed in a rosewood ensemble with tan hat and other accessories to match.
Miss Mildred Graves was maid of honor and J. D. Foster was best man.
Mrs. Daly attended Baylor College for one year in 1923 and was a student at the summer session of Baylor University in 1926. Mr. Daly came to the Valley from Kansas City, where he attended school.
Immediately following the ceremony the young couple went back to Ediburg where they took the night train for Corpus Christi. They plan to make their future home there. [:CR;] Mrs. Daly has been employed in the Edinburg school since September. Mr. Daly is now connected with the J. P. Miller Construction Company of Corpus Christi.
Those from Edinburg attending the affair were Misses Hallie Byrd Little, D'Laural Beville, Mildred Graves, Katherine Erwin and J. D. Foster.
- The following appeared on 27 December 1928 in The Cameron Herald: Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Adams had as their guests during the holidays their daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Daly of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Adams and baby of Lampasas, Walter Adams of San Antonio and Miss Elizabeth Adams, who teaches at the Oklahoma School near Gause.
- Hugh Hardy Daly and Alice Louise Adams appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 1312 West Bell. Also in the household was one domestic servant.
- She was a public school teacher, according to the 1930 census.
- Powell Orgain Adams and Mary Laurence Taber appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, at 2214 McKenzie. Other members of the household included Alice Louise Adams, Mary Elizabeth Adams.
- She was a public school music teacher, according to the 1940 census.
- The following appeared on 11 March 1943 in The Cameron Herald: P. O. Adams, 70, former business man here, died at his home in Waco from a heart stroke late Thursday.
Funeral Services were held at 3pm from the Methodist Church in Cameron Friday with the Rev. Bob L. Pool, Pastor conducting the services. Interment was had in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Green Funeral Home directing arrangements.
Mr. Adams is survived by his widow and 5 children. Three sons are Jack Adams, Arthur Adams, and George Adams. Two daughters are Elizabeth and Louise. The family of children were reared in Cameron.
Mr. Adams at one time was engaged in business here. About 20 years ago he was owner of a wholesale knitting goods business in Cameron. He left this city about 13 years ago.
Mr. Adams was a civic leader here and much of the progress of the city in those days can be traced to his energy and foresight. He was a member of the Methodist Church and many old time friends here are deeply affected by his death.
- The following appeared on 2 August 1953 in The Waco News-Tribune: Miss Sharon Daly has chosen her cousin Miss Marcia Adams of Lampasas her maid of honor when she becomes the bride of James Mansfield, in Austin Avenue Methodist Church Saturday evening.
Bridesmaids will be Miss Julie LeBlanc and Miss Ann Park Mayfield. Flower girls will be
Mimi Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Adams, and Linda Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Adams of Chicago, Ill.
J. M. Mansfield of Austin will be his son's best man. Attendants to the bridegroom will be Clint Blackmon Jr., of Fort Worth and Tommy Witt of Austin. Ushers will be John Mace Adams of Dallas, Eddy Morris of Austin and John D. Mayfield III. A. T. Adams of Chicago will give his niece in marriage.
Wedding music will be by Tommy Stewart, soloist accompanied by Mrs, Fred Smith, organist. Rev. J. B. Holt of Abilene, former assistant pastor of Austin Avenue Church, will assist Dr. G. Alfred Brown, celebrant.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mansfield, parents of the bridegroom will be hosts for dinner Friday evening following the wedding rehearsal.
- The following appeared on 7 August 1953 in The Waco News-Tribune: Among the out-of-town guests who will arrive to attend the wedding of Miss Sharon Daly and James Thomas Mansfield Saturday, 8 p. m., are Dr. and Mrs. Guy Witt and Mr. and Mrs. John Mace Adams, all of Dallas.
Other out-of-town guests include the uncle and aunt of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Adamss of Chicago, and daughter Linda; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Witt of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Clint Blackmon of Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Adams and daughter Marcia of Lampasas; Miss Elizabeth Adams, Mrs. Lila Bessonette, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Mansfield all of San Antonio; Miss Nancy Moffett of Dilly; Miss Virginia Dare Smith, Messrs. and Mesdames John Ward, Roy Byrd all of Austin; Mr. and Mrs. Dabney Biggers of Abilene, Mr. and Mrs. J. Eber Flinn of Cameron.
Wedding rehearsal will take place Friday evening in Austin Avenue Methodist Church at 7 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mansfield of Austin, parents of the bridegroom, will be hosts for dinner following the rehearsal at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Louise A. Daly, 1308 North Fifteenth Street.
- Alice Louise Adams became a widow at the 22 June 1963 death of her husband Hugh Hardy Daly.
- At the time of her death Alice Louise Adams was living in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
- Alice Louise Adams died on 25 November 2002 at age 98 in Bexar County, Texas.
- She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
- The following appeared in the Waco Tribune-Herald: Louise Daly, 97, of Waco died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at a local nursing facility. Services will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29 at Austin Ave. United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Kyle Daniels officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are through Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey, 6101 Bosque Blvd.
Mrs. Daly was born Oct. 21, 1904, in Cameron, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Powell O. Adams. She graduated from Yoe High School and received voice scholarships to Baylor College in Belton, Texas, and to the Washington School for Girls in Washington, D.C. She also studied under Professor Robert Hopkins at Baylor. At Baylor College she majored in vocal music, English and art, and she sang solos and performed with the Baylor Choirs throughout Central Texas. She was supervisor of music for the Rio Grande School districts of Pharr, McAllen, and Mission, Texas. For 38 years she taught sixth grade at North Waco and Lake Waco Elementary Schools, plus directing the sixth grade choirs and producing numerous pageants, choir programs, and May fetes. She was also a co-director of the WISD Boy's Choir. She was the last living member of "The Old North Guard," a group of teachers who taught under Miss Nettie Bird at North Waco Elementary in the 1930s and 1940s. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma teacher sorority and was awarded a life membership in the PTA for the inspiration and encouragement she gave to many young students and practice teachers.
Mrs. Daly was a life-long Methodist and a member of Austin Ave. Methodist Church for 65 years where she directed the youth choirs for several years. She was the last living member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ann Carol Mansfield, her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. P.O. Adams, a brother, George Adams of Waco, a nephew John Adams of Dallas, brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Bernice Adams of Lampasas, Texas, Art and Lorraine Adams of Dallas, Texas, sisters Elizabeth Adams and Minnie Adams, and a brother, Walter Adams.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jim Mansfield of Waco; sister-in-law Mrs. George Adams of Waco; grandchildren, Susan and Rebecca Mansfield; granddaughters and their respective husbands, Donna and Rick Francis and Nancy and Keith Jimenez of San Antonio; nieces, Memie Hardie, Marcia Trammell and Linda Fulenwider of Dallas and great-grandchild, Richard Francis of San Antonio and nephew, Chris Fulenwider of Dallas.
She was a beloved teacher, but most of all a beloved caregiver to many members of her family to whom she passed on a love of music, art, and gardening. Memorials may be sent to Austin Ave. Methodist Church, the Methodist Home or Stillwell Retirement Center.
- Last Edited: 11 Jan 2016