Louise Beall Adams
b. 20 December 1893, d. 6 February 1978
- Father: Thomas Felix Adams b. 23 May 1859, d. 21 September 1900
- Mother: Mary Louise Hopper b. 4 November 1860, d. 15 August 1937
- Louise Beall Adams was born on 20 December 1893 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 Louise Beall Adams, George Watkins Adams, Evelyn Hopper Adams and Bernard Coleman 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 Louise Beall Adams, George Watkins Adams, Evelyn Hopper Adams and Bernard Coleman Adams. Also in the household was one young male house servant. Enumerated next door was Jeff Torbert, rooming with the Slow family.
- 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 2 June 1912 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Faunsdale) Mrs. F. B. Jackson and Miss Elizabeth Shahan spent Friday in Selma. . . . Misses Nell Shahan and Louise Adams attended the picnic in Gallion Thursday.
- 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.
- The following appeared on 31 December 1912 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Marion Junction, Dec. 30) One of the most delightful affairs of the Christmas holidays was the reception tendered by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hopper in compliment to their guests, Misses Shahan of Faunsdale, Misses Florence Bell and Louise Adams of Faunsdale and Miss Ethel Randall, who spent the week as the guests of Mrs. M. V. Waugh. Beautiful decorations, elaborate and artistic in detail, made a charming background for the attractive assembly.
Mrs. Hopper received her guests in a becoming dress of old rose charmeuse with gold trimmings.
Miss Adams was lovely in a pink charmeuse dressw with draperies of pink chiffon. Miss Florence Bell was a girlishly beautiful figure in lingerie over blue satin with pearl bandeau and French plume. Miss Randall was strikingly lovely in shell pink charmeuse satin with real lace draperies and rhinestone ornaments. Miss Shahan wore a lovely white frock with touches of American beauty satin.
The guests included the younger set who enjoyed dancing as only they know how after a season of college life. Late in the evening a plate luncheon was served and attractive tables where coffee and punch were dispersed were presided over by Misses Kathleen Smith and Price. The usual crowd was greatly augmented by the presence of the college boys and girls who voted Mrs. Hopper a most delightful hostess.
- The following appeared on 19 October 1913 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Faunsdale) Misses Evelyn Shahan and Louise Adams, Messrs. McDonald and Boozer, motored over to Selma to see Field's Minstrels.
- She and James Everett Torbert obtained a marriage license on 2 February 1914 in Marengo County, Alabama.
- She married James Everett Torbert, son of James Anthony Torbert and Anna Mary Pegues, on 6 June 1914 in Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama, at the Rectory of St. Michael's, with Rector J. J. Harriss officiating The marriage was witnessed by Anna Mary Pegues.
- A photographic portrait was made of Louise and Jim Torbert's first child, Mary Louise, about 1917.
- James Everett Torbert and Louise Beall Adams appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Mary Louise Torbert, Doris Torbert and Mary Louise Hopper.
- Doris and big sister Mary Louise Torbert were photographed about 1920.
- The following appeared on 29 November 1921 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Faunsdale, Nov. 28) Mrs. J. E. Torbert was hostess this afternoon at a lovely bridge party honoring Miss Newill Broun, a bride of next week. Mrs. Torbert's little bungalow home was artistically decorated with ferns and sprengeri and handsome yellow and white chrysanthemums.
Mrs. Torbert received her guests in a beautiful canton crepe dress, embroidered in blue. Miss Broun was never handsomer than on this occasion, dressed in black satin crepe with touches of fucihia.
After the interesting games of auction, a delicious plate luncheon was served and prizes awarded.
Miss Broun received an exquisite piece of lingerie, daintily embroidered.
- Mary Louise and Doris Torbert were photographed about 1922.
- A photographic portrait was made of Louise Torbert and daughters Doris, Evelyn and Mary Louise, about 1923.
- Torbert sisters Doris, Evelyn and Mary Louise were photographed abut 1926.
- For a short time Jim Torbert operated a drug store in Jasper, Walker County, but returned to Marengo County in 1927 as proprietor of Bailey's Drug Store on Washington Street in Demopolis. Bailey's was first established by James Lawrence Bailey, husband of James E. Torbert's father's first cousin Anna Edna Cornish. Some items from the old drugstore are treasured by his descendants.
- Louise Torbert and daughters Mary Louise, Evelyn and Doris were photographed about 1929.
- James Everett Torbert and Louise Beall Adams appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Mary Louise Torbert and Doris Torbert. Also enumerated as a lodger in the household was pharmacist William M. Cox.
- A photographic portrait was made of Louise Torbert, about 1945.
- James and Louise Torbert were photographed during the mid-1940s in front of their home on Main Street in Demopolis.
- During a visit to Grandmother and Granddaddy Torbert in Demopolis, about 1952, their grandchildren were photographed together.
- A snapshot was taken during the 1950s of Louise Torbert in front of Bailey's Drug Store, with Betty Kate Boozer on the left, and Joan Vaughn on the right.
- A photographic portrait was made of Louise Torbert, about 1960.
- Louise Beall Adams became a widow at the 29 June 1973 death of her husband James Everett Torbert.
- Louise Beall Adams died on 6 February 1978 at age 84 in Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama.
- She was interred at Demopolis Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama.
- Last Edited: 29 Jan 2017