Biography of William H. Adams
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ADAMS, William H., consulting civil engineer; born, Hopewell, Ontario Co., N. Y., Jan. 11, 1879; son of Henry Tibbets and Melvina A. (Pardee) Adams; descended from Wentworth family in America; educated High School, Lock Haven, Pa., 1891-4; teacher public schools, New Jersey, 1897-1902; graduate, Ohio Northern University, Ada, O., degree of C. E., Jan., 1905; married, May 9, 1906, Florence A. Gossard, of Helena, Sandüsky Co., O.; children: Helen Canfield, Robert Pardee, William Gossard. From graduation held various technical positions, acquiring experience in structural engineering; chief estimator Trussed Concrete Steel Co., Detroit, 1907-8; independent practice since 1909; general civil engineering; designer of bridges, dams, foundations, substructures and structural steel and reinforced concrete in connection with architects in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Buffalo and elsewhere; senior member firm of Adams & Cummins; branch office in charge of partner in Houston, Tex. Methodist. Associate member American Society of Civil Engineers. Member Detroit Engineering Society. Club: Exchange. Recreations: outdoor sports, gardening and fruit-growing. Office: 809 Ford Bldg., Detroit. Residence: 157 Connecticut Ave., Highland Park, Mich.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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