Bruce Adams, Barber County, Kansas Barber County, Kansas.  

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The Chosen Land- Barber County, Kansas, page 81.

Bruce Adams

Bruce Adams is the youngest son of the eleven children of Green and Rosanna Adams. Freda is one of nine children born to August and Augusta Kaminska and was the first of their children born in America when the family came over from Germany.

They were married on January 14, 1917, at Alva, Oklahoma. To this union was born one son, Meade. They have two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Bruce and Freda operated the family farm most of their married life and purchased it in 1937 from the Adams' heirs. They were members of the Sun City Baptist church started by Bruce's grandfather, Rev. Bud Adams, in 1873. Bruce was a deacon in the church many years. He also served several terms on the school board.

In 1958 they sold the farm and moved to Pratt, Kansas, purchased the Mound Street Trailer Park, and operated it for seven years.

In 1965 they sold their business in Pratt and retired to their present address. They have led active lives through their retirement and have been blessed with reasonably good health. They are members of Westside Baptist Church and attend nearly every service.

Bruce and Freda are very self-sufficient, maintain their own home, and pride themselves in keeping their own lawn and growing beautiful flowers. Bruce is quite a fisherman and supplies their son with plenty of fish. Bruce also enjoys quail and pheasant hunting.

A large celebration was held honoring them on their golden wedding anniversary in January 1967. Then in January 1977, another celebration was held honoring them on their 60th anniversary. Both celebrations were held at the home of their son, Meade, and his wife, Billie.

Bruce is the only living child of Green Adams. Freda has two brothers, August Kaminska of Pratt and Charley Kaminska of Medicine Lodge. Freda also has one sister, Minnie Madison of Kingman, Kansas.

Bruce and Freda are greatly loved by their son and daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. Their happiest time is when the complete family is together.

A photo I call 'Sun Boys'  - Ralph Massey is on the top left.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Top row, Left to right: Ralph Massey, Bruce Adams. Middle row: Ray Massey, Harold Urton.
Bottom row: Lyle Bullock, Van Lott. Center front: Wesley Urton.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.

Left to right: Lyle Bullock, Bruce Adams, Van Lott, all from Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Left to right: Lyle Bullock, Bruce Adams, Van Lott
All were Sun City boys.
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.

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