Adams Family - Ourfolk

Samuel Pickens Adams 21 JUN 1913 - 22 JUN 2004

Samuel was born on 21 JUN 1913 in Indianapolis. Indiana and died on 22 JUN 2004 (age: 91) in Leland, Leelanau, Michigan and was buried in Beechwood Cemetery .
He was the son of Henry Clay "Hal" Adams, Jr (20 JUN 1875 - 10 JAN 1948) and Mary "Mamie" Pickens (Adams) (1876 - 1967).

Samuel was married to Katherine Koenig (Adams) on 31 AUG 1940 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Katherine died on 1992 .
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 ParentsGrand Parents  
Henry Clay Adams, Sr. (8 APR 1844 - 14 NOV 1910)
Henry Clay "Hal" Adams, Jr (20 JUN 1875 - 10 JAN 1948)
Stella E. Barneclo (Adams) (17 JUN 1846 - 29 AUG 1904)
Samuel Pickens Adams
Samuel Owen Pickens (26 APR 1846 - 8 FEB 1944)
Mary "Mamie" Pickens (Adams) (1876 - 1967)
Virginia Franklin (Pickens) (27 SEP 1851 - 12 MAR 1919)


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- Sarah was born on 25 OCT 1946 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and died on 1 OCT 2004 (age: 57) in Leland, Michigan

- Henry, Jr was born on 20 JUN 1875 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 10 JAN 1948 (age: 72) in Indianapolis, Ind

- Mary was born on 1876 and died on 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana

-- Samuel --
living in Leland Michigan in 1990. Lived in Ft. Wayne, Ind. in 1943.
Sam was the best man at Paul and Dorothy Kimball's wedding.

Died in a traffic accident.

Was honored for his dedication as a fire department volunteer in 2003. He was honored at the Leland Township Fire-REscue annual dinner shortly after returning from major surgery in February. He had come to Leelanau County from Indianapolis at the age of 6. They used to (in 1919) take the train to Traverse City, then take the GR&I to FOuch and the Ferry to Leland.

Samuel Adams graduated from Williams College in Wilmington, Mass and worked as an actuary and later vice-president of the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company in Fort Wayne Indiana.

He was nominated for the board of the Leland Fire Department in 1972, and move up there to live in 1973. He was still secretary of the Leland Township fire board in 2003.


LELAND - Samuel Pickens Adams, 91, of Leland, died on June 22, 2004, as a result of an auto accident, at Munson Medical Center. Born June 21, 1913, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Henry C. and Mary (Pickens) Adams.
On Aug. 31, 1940, in Fort Wayne, Ind., he married Kathryn Koenig, who preceded him in death in 1992. Samuel was a past vice-president and actuary for the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. Samuel was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland. He served as the secretary of the Leland Township Fire Board and as the secretary-treasurer of the Leland Township Fire Department. Samuel was a member and past treasurer of the Leland Library and was an officer for the Leland Community Improvement Association. He donated 18 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. Mr. Adams was also an artist and he painted the fire marks for the Leland Fire Department. Surviving Samuel are two daughters, Elizabeth 'Betsy' (Bill) VanWesten of Suttons Bay and Sarah 'Sally' Adams of Leland; three nieces; and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 16, 2004, at 11 a.m., at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland, with Pastor Lawrence K. Matro officiating. Burial will be in the Beechwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Leland Volunteer Fire Department, the Leland Library or the Leelanau County Chapter of the Red Cross.
Arrangements were made by the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.

- Henry was born on 9 MAY 1907 in Indianapolis, IN and died on 10 DEC 1973 (age: 66) in Indianapois, IN

First Cousin - Henry Adams Johnston
(1906-1979) - Henry was born on 26 MAY 1906 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 21 NOV 1979 (age: 73) in Zionsville, Ind.

- Estelle was born on 18 JAN 1910 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 8 OCT 1911 (age: 1) in Indianapolis, Ind

First Cousin - Dorothy was born on 5 JUN 1911 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 21 AUG 1955 (age: 44) in Indianapolis, Ind.

William Hacker and Barbara Lang - William, Jr was born on 8 JUL 1908 and died on 19 FEB 2000 (age: 91)

Grandfather - Henry, Sr. was born on 8 APR 1844 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 14 NOV 1910 (age: 66) in Indianapolis, Ind

- Stella was born on 17 JUN 1846 in Georgetown, Dc and died on 29 AUG 1904 (age: 58) in Indianapolis, Ind.

Grandfather - Samuel was born on 26 APR 1846 in Owen Co., Indiana and died on 8 FEB 1944 (age: 97) in Indianapolis, Ind

- Virginia was born on 27 SEP 1851 in Indiana and died on 12 MAR 1919 (age: 67) in Indianapolis, IN

Last change (on this page): 15 OCT 2018