Samuel J. Adams is well and favorably known in Wellsville and is a veteran of the World War. He was born on
a farm just north of Wellsville, Oct. 26, 1897, and is the son of Harry Lincoln and Catherine (Myers) Adams.
Harry Lincoln Adams, deceased, was born at Elizabeth, Pa., in 1864. He removed to Columbiana County in 1882 and
engaged in general farming and stock raising. He improved 60 acres of land and specialized in dairy farming, his
farm being known as "Clover Hill Dairy Farm." He was a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church and belonged to the Knights of Pythias. His wife, who was a native of Columbiana County, died in February,
1902. Mr. and Mrs. Adams had three children: Samuel J., the subject of this sketch; Harry, lives in Detroit, Mich.,
is a veteran of the World War, having served in France with Base Hospital No. 51; and Catherine Ethel, married
Austin E. Hastings, lives on the Adams farm near Wellsville.
Samuel J. Adams received his early education in the schools of Yellow Creek Township and was graduated from Wellsville
High School in 1915. He was among the first to enlist from Columbiana County during the World War, having enlisted
for service ay 1, 1917. He was a member of Company C, First Field Signal Battalion, Second Division, and served
for two years, 16 months of which was spent in France. He served 14 months with the famous Marine Corps. Mr. Adams
engaged in five important battles of the war and was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, April 28, 1919. He returned
to the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Wellsville, with whom he had been connected prior to the war. In
1922 he became identified with the McLain Fire Brick Company as timekeeper.
On Aug. 18, 1921, Mr. Adams was married to Miss Hannah Dorothy Davidson, who was born in Wellsville, Oct. 12, 1898,
the daughter of James A. and Maud (Springer) Davidson, residents of Wellsville. Mr. and Mrs. Davidson have three
children: Helen M., a teacher, lives at home; Mrs. Adams; and Dean, a teacher, lives at home. Mr. and Mrs. Adams
have a daughter, Catherine Elaine, born Oct. 27, 1922.
Mr. Adams is a member of the United Presbyterian Church, the Elks Lodge, No. 1040, Wellsville, Ohio, and is a past
commander of American Legion Post No. 70. He is a Republican.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
Names A to F
Names G to M
Names N to Z
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