Bernard Coleman Adams

b. 5 November 1892, d. 8 June 1948

Bernard Coleman Adams, 1892-1948

  • Bernard Coleman Adams was born on 5 November 1892 in Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama.
  • Thomas Felix Adams and Mary Louise Hopper appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Cunningham Precinct, Perry County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Bernard Coleman Adams, George Watkins Adams, Evelyn Hopper Adams and Louise Beall Adams.
  • Mary Louise Hopper appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Bernard Coleman Adams, George Watkins Adams, Evelyn Hopper Adams and Louise Beall Adams. Also in the household was one young male house servant. Enumerated next door was Jeff Torbert, rooming with the Slow family.
  • He was a salesman in a dry goods store, according to the 1910 census.
  • The following appeared on 14 April 1912 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Faunsdale) B. C. Adams of Marion Junction spent the week end with his sister Miss Louise. . . . Clifton Shahan is visiting relatives here.
  • The following appeared on 22 September 1912 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Faunsdale) Misses Louise Adams, Nell and Evelyn Shahan returned Saturday from Marion Junction where they spent a week with relatives and friends.
         Miss Nell Shahan left Monday to enter the A. N. C. for the next term.
         Mr. B. C. Adams spent Sunday with his mother.
         . . . Miss Julia McKnight, who leaves Thursday for the Marion Seminary, entertained quite a number of her friends at a dance on Tuesday night. Those present were Misses Bailey, Tellman, Moseley, Brown, Florence Bell, Louise Adams, Dollins, Messrs. Heyward and Windsor Spinks, Hugh Brown, Jim Torbert, Walter Bailey, R. Harris.
  • Bernard Coleman Adams registered for the draft on 5 May 1917 in Deeson, Bolivar County, Mississippi, whilesingle and living in Deeson, and working as a salesman for Delta Farms Company there.
  • Bernard Coleman Adams appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Shelby, Bolivar County, Mississippi, lodging in a small hotel.
  • He was a grocery salesman, according to the 1930 census.
  • Bernard Coleman Adams died on 8 June 1948 at age 55 in Marengo County, Alabama, near Uniontown.
  • The following appeared on 8 June 1948 in The Birmingham News: (Uniontown) A prominent Uniontown business man was found this morning shot through the temple on his front porch, a .32 caliber pistol in his hand.
         B. C. Adams, 55, who had been in ill health for several months, had left two notes in the screen door addressed to his two sisters.
         A few minutes before the shot was heard, Mr. Adams told a Negro worker next door to notify his neighbor "if anything happens over here."
         Mr. Adams, who lived alone in the family home, was in the mercantile business here. He was unmarried.
         Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Sam Fort, of Ensley, and Mrs. Jim Torbert, of Demopolis.
  • He was buried at St. Michael's Cemetery in Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama.
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2013