George Felix Adams

b. 12 August 1912, d. 1 June 1974
  • George Felix Adams was born on 12 August 1912 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas.
  • 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 George Felix Adams, Marcellus Powell Adams, Walter Brooks 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 April 1930 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, at 2825 Morrow Avenue. Other members of the household included George Felix Adams, Mary Elizabeth Adams and Arthur Taber Adams. Also in the household was roomer Kenneth Wiley.
  • He married Bessie Mae Bright in 1938.
  • George Felix Adams and Bessie Mae Bright appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, at 813 North 33rd Street.
  • He was employed as a clerk in a life insurance office, according to the 1940 census.
  • He enlisted as a private in the US Army Air Corps on 11 June 1942, in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
  • 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 14 December 1947 in the Waco Tribune-Herald: Memie Jo Adams, [was] born to Mr. and Mrs. George F. Adams, 806 North Twenty-fourth Street, at 4:32 p. m. on Dec. 7. The grandparent is Mrs. P. O. Adams of Waco. The mother was formerly Miss Bessie Mae Bright.
  • 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 22 March 1959 in The Dallas Morning News: Three new directors have been elected to the board of Amicable Life Insurance Company. All other directors and all officers were re-elected. /P/ They are George F. Adams, agency vice-president who has been with Amicable 25 years; O. F. Jones Jr., vice-president and general counsel; and J. D. Shields, assistant secretary who has been with the firm 35 years. /P/ The firm, which was organized in 1909 and sold its first policy in April of 1910, is entering its fiftieth year with more than 100,000 policyholders.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Mary Laurence Taber on 17 February 1965 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
  • At the time of his death George Felix Adams was living in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, at 2448 Lake Air Drive.
  • George Felix Adams died on 1 June 1974 at age 61 in Dallas, Texas, at Presbyterian Hospital . His death was officially witnessed by Arthur Taber Adams.
  • His wife Bessie Mae Bright became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 10 Jan 2016

Family: Bessie Mae Bright b. 6 April 1913, d. 8 February 2004