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Greenville Adams

Greenville Adams, circa 1900.

Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.
Greenville Adams, circa 1900.
Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.


The Barber County Index, November 6, 1930.

Obituary: Green Adams

Green Adams was born in McGoflen county, Kentucky, No. 15, 1851 and died at his home in Sun City Sunday, October 26, 1930, aged 75 years, eleven months and eleven days.

He was married to Roseana Helton, April 20, 1871 and to this union were born eleven children, one of whom preceded him in death.

In 1872 Mr. Adams came to Barber county, and settled near Sun City, where he lived until his death at the time of which he was the earliest residents of the county.

His wife died Jan. 12, 1903 and later he was married to Myrtle Shumacker of Sun City on April 4, 1928. Mr. Adams professed faith in Christ and was baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist church, and later took an active part in the erection of the Sun City Baptist church, being one of its charter members.

The children who mourn his death include Charley Adams, Clayton, N. M.; Morgan Adams, Chicago, Ill.; Bettie of Medicine Lodge; Jonathan of Arthur, Neb.; Alice of Tracy, Calif.; Waive of Gibbons, Okla.; Ada of Arthur, Neb.; Ben and Leo of Medicine Lodge and Bruce of Sun City. In addition to these, he leaves a sister, Mollie Sanders of Sun City; two half-sisters, Atlanta Peterson of Lamont, Okla., and Eliza Fulton, of Freedom, Okla., a half-brother, McClelland Adams of Hardtner, Kan., one step-son, Claire Shumaker, Eldorado, Kan.; 27 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Sun City Baptist church Wednesday, Oct. 29, with Rev. Ford in charge, after which interment was made in the Lake City Cemetery.


The Family of Green and Roseanna Helton Adams, circa 1900.

Back: Charlie Adams, Pearl Frame Adams, Betty Adams Scott, Johnathan Adams, Ben Adams, Alice Adams Ward, Wavie Adams Lacy, Della Adams Shutltz.

Middle: Morgan Adams, Ivy Bell Adams with child Dora Adams, Green Adams (son of Rev. J.M. 'Bud' Adams), wife Roseanna Helton (dau. of A.J. & Delphia Wireman Helton), Sam Shultz, Ada Adams Ward.

Front: Leo Adams (later m. Jack Ryckman), Harry Sears (son of Betty), Bruce Adams, Everett Shultz and Charlie Shultz (sons of Della).

Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.
The Family of Green and Roseanna Helton Adams, circa 1900.

Back: Charlie Adams, Pearl Frame Adams, Betty Adams Scott, Johnathan Adams, Ben Adams, Alice Adams Ward, Wavie Adams Lacy, Della Adams Shultz. Middle: Morgan Adams, Ivy Bell Adams with child Dora Adams, Green Adams (son of Rev. J.M. 'Bud" Adams), wife Roseanna Helton (dau. of A.J. & Delphia Wireman Helton), Sam Shultz, Ada Adams Ward. Front: Leo Adams (later m. Jack Ryckman), Harry Sears (son of Betty), Bruce Adams, Everett Shultz and Charlie Shultz (sons of Della). Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.


Johnson M. Adams, father of Green Adams.

Lee Adams, son of Johnson Adams, killed in an argument over gambling in a "whiskey shop" in Sun City which was owned by Greenville Adams, another son of J.M. Adams.

Oscar Lindgren & Atlanta (Adams) Peterson, Atlanta Adams was the half-sister of Greenville Adams.

Della (Adams) Shultz, daughter of Green Adams.

Green Adams Describe Things As He Saw Them In Barber County In The Early 1870's
Barber County Index, October 6, 1927.

Green Adams: An Early Day Vigilante Committee
Barber County Index, October 13, 1927.

Photo: Roundup in Barber County, 1894., courtesy of Mary Lou (Elsea) Hinz. (Green Adams in included in this photograph.)

Bruce Adams, son of Green Adams.

Lee Wynkoop: "Recalls Narrow Escape From Indians"
(Undated newspaper clippings.)

Township 31 South, Range XV West of the 6th P.M.
Map of the area southwest of Sun City, Kansas.
From Standard Atlas of Barber County, Kansas, 1905.


Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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