Walter Brooks Adams
b. 17 February 1901, d. 24 November 1932
- Father: Powell Orgain Adams b. 3 July 1869, d. 4 March 1943
- Mother: Mary Laurence Taber b. 1 February 1880, d. 17 February 1965
- Walter Brooks Adams was born on 17 February 1901 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 24 November 1901 in The Houston Post: (Cameron) Mrs. P. O. Adams and family are visiting George Adams' family of Buckholts.
- 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 Walter Brooks Adams, Marcellus Powell Adams, Alice Louise Adams, Mary Elizabeth Adams and Arthur Taber Adams.
- 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 Walter Brooks Adams, Marcellus Powell Adams, Alice Louise Adams, Mary Elizabeth Adams, Arthur Taber Adams and George Felix Adams.
- The following appeared on 10 January 1924 in The Cameron Herald: Walter Adams, traveling salesman for the Diamond Match Company, who spent the holidays in Cameron with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Adams, has gone to New Orleans to report for spring work. . . . Jack Adams of Brownwood was here Sunday visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Adams.
- 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.
- Walter Brooks Adams appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, at 307 North Pierce living in a large rooming house.
- He was employed as a bill clerk by a packing company, according to the 1930 census.
- He was interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County, Texas.
- At the time of his death Walter Brooks Adams was living in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, at 825 North 18th Street.
- Walter Brooks Adams died on 24 November 1932 at age 31 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 25 November 1932 in The Waco News-Tribune: Walter B. Adams, 32, died at 6 p. m. Thursday at a local hospital. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p. m. from the Methodist church at Cameron, the pastor of that church officiating. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Adams; three brothers, Arthur and George of Waco, and M. C. of Lampasas, and two sisters, Miss Elkizabeth Adams of Waco and Mrs. H. H. Daly of Galveston. Compton is to be in charge, the procession to leave the Compton funeral home at 11 a. m.
- The following appeared on 1 December 1932 in The Cameron Herald: The remains of Walter B. Adams, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Adams who died at Waco at the home of his parents, Thursday, November 24th, was brought to Cameron Friday afternoon and taken to the First Methodist church where the funeral was held at 2 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Buttrill. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery.
Walter Adams was born in Cameron and spent his early boyhood days here, moving with his parents to Waco several years ago. He was a congenial youth who had made many friends during his school days, who regret his early passing. He had not been in good health for some little time, but was only seriously ill for a few days, and when the end came the family was shocked and friends grieved. He was a member of the methodist church and had led a quiet Christian life.
He is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters. A number of friends accompanied the family from Waco. Among the relatives were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Adams, sister Miss Elizabeth Adams, brothers, George and Arthur Adams of Waco; Mrs. Hugh Daly of Galveston, sister; Jack Adams and wife of Lampasas, brother; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Tabor, mrs. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stewart of Austin; Mrs. Taylor and son of Florence; Mr. and Mrs. John Tabor, Mrs. Fred Cable, Mrs. John Mace, Mrs. M. M. Kemp, Mrs. Ed Humphrey and Leslie Byrd of Waco.
Beautiful floral offerings accompanied the remains, and were laid with those from Cameron on the grave.
Many friends in Cameron sympathize with mr. and mrs. Adams and family in their hour of trial.
- Last Edited: 10 Jan 2016