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ADAMS (Soundex A352) — See also ADAM, ADAMES, ADAMS-MEDINA, ADAMSEN, ADAMSKE, ADAMSKI, ADAMSON, ADDAMS, ADDOMS, DAMAS, LAWSON-ADAMS, MASSAD, MCADAMS, REEDER-ADAMS.

  Adams, V. T. — also known as "Sparky" — of Kanawha County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Adams, Victor — of Little Falls, Herkimer County, N.Y. Republican. Postmaster at Little Falls, N.Y., 1890-94. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Victorine Quille (1912-2006) — also known as Victorine Q. Adams; Victorine Quille — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., April 28, 1912. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964. Female. African ancestry. Died January 8, 2006 (age 93 years, 255 days). Interment at Arbutus Memorial Park, Arbutus, Md.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph Quille and Estella (Tate) Quille; married 1935 to William L. Adams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Virginia See A. Virginia Adams
  Adams, W. C. See Winfred Cooper Adams
  Adams, W. J. — of Dillon, Dillon County, S.C. Republican. Postmaster at Dillon, S.C., 1912-17. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, W. Lloyd — of Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, W. M. — of Clanton, Chilton County, Ala. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, W. M. — of Erin, Houston County, Tenn. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, W. P. — of Washington. People's candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1894. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, W. P. — of Oregon. Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, W. Ray See Walter Ray Adams
  Adams, W. S. — of California. Member of California state assembly 4th District, 1877-80. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, W. T. — of Granville County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County, 1891-92. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, W. W. — of Summers County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1877-80. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, W. W. — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Mayor of Corning, N.Y., 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Wales (1804-1879) — of Branch County, Mich. Born in Medway, Norfolk County, Mass., March 2, 1804. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County, 1844-45; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850. Died in Bronson Township, Branch County, Mich., November 2, 1879 (age 75 years, 245 days). Interment at Adams Cemetery, Bronson Township, Branch County, Mich.
  Adams, Wallace — of Wheeler County, Ga. Member of Georgia state house of representatives from Wheeler County, 1941-50. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Walter A. Adams Adams, Walter Alexander (1887-1979) — also known as Walter A. Adams — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., December 16, 1887. Lawyer; U.S. Vice Consul in Shanghai, 1916-18; Batavia, 1918-20; Canton, 1920; Swatow, 1920-21; Changsha, 1921; Tsingtao, 1921-22; U.S. Consul in Tsingtao, 1922-25; Chungking, 1925-27; Hankow, 1928-29; Nanking, 1929-31; U.S. Consul General in Hankow, 1931-34; Harbin, 1934-36. Died in September, 1979 (age 91 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Alexander Adams (1848-1919) and Sarah Elvira (Taylor) Adams (1860-1959); married, August 28, 1933, to Betty Christine Eastman.
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1918)
  Adams, Walter C., Jr. (b. 1936) — of Kent, Portage County, Ohio. Born in Newtown, Bucks County, Pa., August 22, 1936. Democrat. Scientist; university professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972. Protestant. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Walter C. Adams and Hazel (Worthington) Adams; married 1962 to Nancy L. Baier.
  Adams, Walter Ray (1901-1993) — also known as W. Ray Adams — of Redford, Reynolds County, Mo. Born in Lesterville, Reynolds County, Mo., November 1, 1901. Democrat. Automobile dealer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Reynolds County, 1945-56. Died in Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo., March 1, 1993 (age 91 years, 120 days). Interment at Marcus Memorial Cemetery, Fredericktown, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of George Oliver Adams (1869-1950) and Helena Serena (Hodges) Adams (1873-1966); married, April 7, 1923, to Sarah Ann Warner (1903-1994).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Walter W. — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 9, 1925-32. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Adams, Wanda — Democrat. Candidate in primary for Texas state house of representatives 131st District, 2012. Female. Still living as of 2012.
  Adams, Wanda M. — of Trotwood, Montgomery County, Ohio. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Adams, Ware — U.S. Consul in Berlin, as of 1938; Rio de Janeiro, as of 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Warren — Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Adams, Wash See Washington Adams
  Adams, Washington (1880-1950) — also known as Wash Adams — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born in Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., June 19, 1880. Democrat. Contracting engineer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Greene County 1st District, 1915-16. Died May 18, 1950 (age 69 years, 333 days). Interment at Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, November 1, 1910, to Isabel Holmes Bixby.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Wayne — also known as "Facts Man" — Independent candidate for Virgin Islands legislature from St. Thomas-St.John, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Adams, Webster, Jr. See O. Webster Adams, Jr.
  Adams, Wells — of Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Wethersfield, 1837. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Weston II (b. 1938) — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., September 15, 1938. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1972-74; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1976, 1980 (alternate), 1988, 1992, 1996 (alternate); Presidential Elector for South Carolina, 1980; U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, 1984-86; producer of the movie Strike the Tent (2005). Episcopalian. Still living as of 2005.
  Relatives: Father of Robert Adams, (VI; 1963-); second great-grandson of Joel Adams.
  Political family: Adams family of Congaree, South Carolina.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Internet Movie Database profile
  Adams, Wilbur Louis (1884-1937) — also known as Wilbur L. Adams — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., October 23, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Delaware state attorney general, 1924; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1933-35; candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1934. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons. Died in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 4, 1937 (age 53 years, 42 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Dunning Adams and Sarah Lavinia (Thompson) Adams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Wilhelmina F. (1901-1987) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Key West, Monroe County, Fla., January 31, 1901. Democrat. Florist; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944, 1964; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1945-51. Female. Protestant. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League; Tammany Hall; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in May, 1987 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Thomas F. Adams and Mary F. (Peck) Adams.
  Adams, Will See William Lysander Adams
  Adams, Will H. — of Wabash, Wabash County, Ind. Republican. Indiana reporter of state courts, 1917-25; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William — of Westchester County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Westchester County, 1797-99. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William — of Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 3rd District, 1809-14. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William — of Allegheny County, Pa. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1902; candidate for Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1918; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 33rd District, 1922; candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 10th District, 1926; candidate for superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Erie County 1st District, 1925. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William — also known as "Red" — of Cabell County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William — of San Francisco, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Adams, William B. — of Allegheny (now part of Pittsburgh), Allegheny County, Pa. Mayor of Allegheny, Pa., 1854-56. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William B. (born c.1819) — of Danville, Montgomery County, Mo. Born in Missouri, about 1819. Physician; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 1st District, 1865; member of Missouri state senate 11th District, 1867-68. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William E. (1922-1983) — of Tonawanda, Erie County, N.Y.; Kenmore, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Knightstown, Henry County, Ind., December 25, 1922. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 2nd District, 1957-64; member of New York state senate, 1966-70 (61st District 1966, 53rd District 1967-70). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Sigma Nu. Died in April, 1983 (age 60 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Jacquela Devlin.
  Cross-reference: James T. McFarland
  Adams, William H. — of Wayne County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Wayne County, 1825. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William H. — Socialist. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William H. — of New Milford, Litchfield County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from New Milford, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William H. — of Wayne County, Mich. Prohibition candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1909; Prohibition candidate for Michigan state senate 1st District, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William Harrison (1872-1958) — also known as William H. Adams — of Richmond, Va. Born in Richmond, Va., March 23, 1872. Democrat. President, Virginia Stationery Company; Vice-President, Mutual Life Insurance Association; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1930-53. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Grotto; Jesters; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Elks; Junior Order; Woodmen; Royal Arcanum. Died in Richmond, Va., September 24, 1958 (age 86 years, 185 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Clay Adams and Emma Frances (Haynes) Adams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, William Henri (1899-1989) — also known as William H. Adams — of Chelsea, Orange County, Vt. Born in Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., May 9, 1899. Republican. School principal; lawyer; member of Vermont Republican State Committee, 1926; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Chelsea, 1929; Vermont Republican state chair, 1931. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Sons of Union Veterans; Phi Kappa Delta. Died May 18, 1989 (age 90 years, 9 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin H. Adams and Cora J. (Ackerman) Adams; married, June 26, 1923, to Edna M. Deshner.
  Adams, William Henry (1841-1903) — also known as William H. Adams — of Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y. Born in Lyons, Wayne County, N.Y., March 27, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1887-1903; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 4th Department, 1900. Died in 1903 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Adams and Rebecca B. Adams; married, September 27, 1865, to Charlotte L. Lapham (daughter of Elbridge Gerry Lapham (1814-1890)).
  Adams, William Herbert (1861-1954) — also known as William H. Adams; Billy Adams — of Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colo. Born in Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wis., February 15, 1861. Member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1887-89; member of Colorado state senate, 1889-1927; Governor of Colorado, 1927-33. Congregationalist. Died, of a heart ailment, February 4, 1954 (age 92 years, 354 days). Interment at Alamosa Cemetery, Alamosa, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of John Adams and Eliza (Blanchard) Adams; brother of Alva Adams; married 1891 to Emma Ottoway (divorced); married 1915 to Hattie Mullins (died 1918); uncle of Alva Blanchard Adams (1875-1941) and Harry Wilfred Adams.
  Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, William Jackson (1860-1934) — also known as William J. Adams — of Carthage, Moore County, N.C. Born in Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., January 27, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1893; member of North Carolina state senate, 1895; superior court judge in North Carolina 13th District, 1908-21; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1927-34; died in office 1934. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from complications of surgery for a kidney ailment, in the Brady Urological Clinic of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., May 20, 1934 (age 74 years, 113 days). Interment somewhere in Carthage, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. S. D. Adams and Mary (Jackson) Adams; married to Florence Wall.
  Adams, William John — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Adams, William K. — Member of New York state assembly from Washington and Warren counties, 1818-19. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William L. — of Haverhill, Essex County, Mass. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Fifth Essex District, 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William Lysander (1821-1906) — also known as William L. Adams; Will Adams — of Yamhill County, Ore.; Forest Grove, Washington County, Ore.; Hood River, Hood River County, Ore. Born in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, February 5, 1821. Republican. School teacher; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; preacher; newspaper editor; probate judge in Oregon, 1850; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1860; physician. Died in Hood River, Hood River County, Ore., April 26, 1906 (age 85 years, 80 days). Interment at Idlewild Cemetery, Hood River, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Sebastian Adams (1789-1847) and Eunice (Harmon) Adams; brother of Sebastian C. Adams (1825-1898); married 1844 to Frances Olivia Goodell (1821-1886); married 1881 to Mary Sue Mosier (1855-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, William N. — U.S. Consul in Santiago de Cuba, 1850-53. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William S. — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga. Vice-Consul for Brazil in Savannah, Ga., 1904-07. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William S. — Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William T. — Supervisor of Paris Township, Michigan, 1894-96. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William Taylor (1822-1897) — also known as "Oliver Optic" — of Dorchester, Norfolk County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass. Born in Bellingham, Norfolk County, Mass., July 30, 1822. School teacher; author; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1869. Died in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 27, 1897 (age 74 years, 240 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. Laban Adams and Catherine (Johnson) Adams; married 1846 to Sarah Jenkins.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, William V. B. — of Greene County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Greene County, 1847. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William W. — of Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Wethersfield, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William W. — of Washington, D.C. U.S. Vice Consul in Lyon, 1930-32. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, William Weston (1786-1831) — Born in Congaree, Richland District (now Richland County), S.C., October 15, 1786. Physician; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1816-17. Died in Congaree, Richland District (now Richland County), S.C., 1831 (age about 44 years). Interment somewhere in Richland County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Joel Adams and Grace Weston Adams; brother of Joel Adams II; married, November 6, 1811, to Sarah Epps Goodwyn; uncle of James Uriah Adams, James Hopkins Adams (1812-1861) and James Pickett Adams; granduncle of Henry Walker Adams.
  Political family: Adams family of Congaree, South Carolina.
  Adams, William Wirt (1819-1888) — also known as Wirt Adams — of Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 22, 1819. Democrat. Member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1858-60; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Jackson, Miss., 1885-88. Shot and killed in a street encounter with John H. Martin, a newspaper editor with whom he had quarreled, in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., May 1, 1888 (age 69 years, 40 days). Martin was also killed. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.; cenotaph at Confederate Cemetery, Okolona, Miss.
  Presumably named for: William Wirt
  Relatives: Son of George Adams (1784-1844) and Anna (Weisiger) Adams.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Willis B. (1861-1913) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born in Georgia, May 13, 1861. Merchant; planter; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1905-08. Died February 11, 1913 (age 51 years, 274 days). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Easton Adams and Sarah Antoinette (Cleveland) Adams (1840-1897); married 1895 to Susan McCalla (niece by marriage of Young Loftin Gerdine Harris, William McPherson McIntosh and William H. Mattox; aunt by marriage A. A. McCurry (1875?-?); granddaughter of Singleton Walthall Allen).
  Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
  Adams, Winfred Cooper (b. 1888) — also known as W. C. Adams — of Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss. Born in Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss., May 25, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1920; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; American Legion; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Thomas Adams and Virginia (Johnston) Adams.
  Adams, Wirt See William Wirt Adams
  Adams, Woody — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Candidate in primary for mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1993. Still living as of 1993.
  Adams, Yale (1901-1984) — of Montana. Born July 7, 1901. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1934. Died in March, 1984 (age 82 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.


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