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Adams Notes ─ Generation 5 ─ Birney and Hazel Adams


Summary

Birney J Adams (J was his "middle name") was born in 1882 in Ingham County, Michigan. Hazel Paine was born in 1888 in Houghton County, Michigan. They married in 1912 in Houghton County. They moved to Lansing, Michigan, and had five children. He died in 1956 and she in 1981.


Memories

Memories of Marian Adams Elder, part 1 [document]

Photos of Birney and Hazel Paine Adams are here.

Hazel Paine Adams Bible [record].

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Records

These are the principal records for Birney and Hazel Adams:

  1. Birney J Adams was born 21 Sep 1882, to parents James B. and Winnie Riggs Adams, at Williamston Township, Ingham County, Michigan [Delayed Birth Certificate, Michigan Department of Health] [record]
     
  2. Philippa Hazel Paine was born 13 Oct 1888, to parents Philip H. and Frances M. Croft Adams, in Lake Linden, Houghton County, Michigan [personal communication, marriage and death records]
     
  3. Vernie (sic) Adams appeared in the household of his father Byron (sic) Adams in the 1900 Census of Ingham County, Michigan:

    [1900 Census of United States, Ingham County, Michigan, Williamston Township, Williamston Village, enumeration date 7 Jun 1900, Microfilm series T623, Roll 716, page 197] [record]

    Name Age Birth
    Month
    Birth
    Year
    Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace-
    Self
    Birthplace-
    Father
    Birthplace-
    Mother
    Adams, Byron 43 Apr 1857 M head Painter MI NY NY
    Adams, Winnie R. 38 Dec 1861 F wife MI NY MI
    Adams, May 19 Feb 1881 F daughter MI MI MI
    Adams, Vernie 17 Sep 1882 M son At School MI MI MI
    Adams, Harry 15 Aug 1884 M son At School MI MI MI
    Adams, Bell 10 Aug 1889 F daughter At School MI MI MI
    Adams, Roy 2 Nov 1897 M son MI MI MI

    Number of years married = 20; 5 of 6 children living; house rented

    1910 Census record not found.

  4. Birney Adams' early education, teaching and coaching experiences were described in a newspaper article [record]
     
  5. Hazel Paine appeared in the household of her father Philip Paine in the 1900 and 1910 Censuses of Houghton County, Michigan:

    1900 Census [1900 Census of United States, Houghton County, Michigan, Torch Lake Township, enumeration date 16 Jun 1900, Microfilm series T623, Roll 715, page 348] [records]

    Name Age Birth
    Month
    Birth
    Year
    Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace-
    Self
    Birthplace-
    Father
    Birthplace-
    Mother
    Paine, Philip 62 Jul 1837 M head Foreman, copper mills England England England
    Paine, Francis 48 Jan 1852 F wife Canada (Eng.) England England
    Paine, Marthe 32 Nov 1867 F daughter MI England Canada (Eng.)
    Paine, Mabel 28 Nov 1871 F daughter School teacher OH England Canada (Eng.)
    Paine, George 26 May 1874 F daughter School teacher MI England Canada (Eng.)
    Paine, Eva 20 Apr 1880 F daughter MI England Canada (Eng.)
    Paine, Mildred 16 Jun 1883 F daughter At school MI England Canada (Eng.)
    Paine, Hazel 11 Oct 1888 F daughter At school MI England Canada (Eng.)
    Paine, Marion 7 Jan 1893 F daughter At school MI England Canada (Eng.)

    Number of years married = 30; 7 of 7 children living; house rented

    1910 Census [Census of United States, Houghton County, Michigan, Torch Lake Township, enumeration date 29 Apr 1910, Microfilm series T624, Roll 647, page 240]

    Name Age Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace -
    Self
    Birthplace -
    Father
    Birthplace -
    Mother
    Paine, Phillip H. 76 M head Shipping Clerk, stamp mill England England England
    Paine, Frances 56 F wife None Canada (Eng.) Canada (Eng.) England
    Paine, Mattie 43 F daughter None MI England Canada (Eng.)
    Paine, Mildred 25 F daughter None MI England Canada (Eng.)
    Paine, Hazel 21 F daughter None MI England Canada (Eng.)
    Paine, Marion 15 F daughter None MI England Canada (Eng.)

    Number of years present marriage = 28

  6. Birney J Adams (age 29, resident of Lansing, born Fowlerville, book-keeper, son of James B. Adams) and Philippa H. Paine (age 23, resident of Lake Linden, born Lake Linden, at home, daughter of P. H. Paine) married 17 Sep 1912 in Houghton County, Michigan [record]
     
  7. Birney J Adams registered for the draft in 1918: born 21 Sep 1882, height tall, build stout, eyes gray, hair black, nearest relative Hazel P. Adams [World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com] [record]
     
  8. Birney Adams and family appeared in the 1920 and 1930 Censuses of Ingham County, City of Lansing, Michigan [records]

    1920 Census [Census of United States, Ingham County, Michigan, Lansing City, Ward 4, enumeration date 8 & 9 Jan 1920, Microfilm series T625, Roll 772, page 8]

    Name Age Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace-
    Self
    Birthplace-
    Father
    Birthplace-
    Mother
    Adams, Birny J 38 M head Secretary, wheel factory MI MI MI
    Adams, Hazel P. 33 F wife None MI England Scotland
    Adams, Robert J. 6 M son None MI MI MI
    Adams, Francis E. 4 6/12 F daughter None MI MI MI
    Adams, Bernice M. 2 8/12 F daughter None MI MI MI
    White, Samuel J. 33 M boarder Engineer, State Hwy Dept. MI England England
    White, Marion F. 27 F boarder None MI England Scotland
    White, Elizabeth C. 8/12 F boarder None MI MI MI

    1930 Census [Census of United States, Ingham County, Michigan, Lansing City, Ward 3, enumeration date 19 Apr 1930, Microfilm series T626, Roll 991, page 78]

    Name Age Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace-
    Self
    Birthplace-
    Father
    Birthplace-
    Mother
    Adams, Birney J. 47 M head Secretary, auto wheel factory MI MI MI
    Adams, Hazel P. 42 F wife None MI England OH
    Adams, Robert J. 16 M son None MI MI MI
    Adams, Elizabeth 14 F daughter None MI MI MI
    Adams, Marion B. 12 F daughter None MI MI MI
    Adams, Paul D. 10 M son None MI MI MI
    Adams, Marjorie J. 7 F daughter None MI MI MI
    Adams, Winnie A. 68 F mother None MI NY MI

  9. Birney Adams received recognition on his retirement from Motor Wheel Corporation [records]
     
  10. Birney J Adams died 14 Dec 1956 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan; resided at 310 Wallace Street, Williamston, Ingham County, Michigan; wife Hazel Adams, father Byron J. (sic) Adams, mother Winnie Riggs; buried at Deepdale Memorial Park in Lansing, Michigan [Certificate of Death, Michigan Department of Health] [record]
     
  11. The obituary of Birney J Adams appeared in The State Journal of Lansing, Saturday, December 15, 1956, page 1 [record]
     
  12. Hazel Adams died 27 Jul 1981 at M. J. Clark Memorial Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan; father Phillip A. Paine, mother Francis Croft; buried at Deepdale Memorial Park in Lansing, Michigan [Certificate of Death, Michigan Department of Health] [record]
     
  13. The obituary of Mrs. Hazel P. Adams appeared in 1981 [source and date unknown] [record]

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Discussion of Records

What can one learn from these records?

Birth

Birney J Adams was born 21 Sep 1882 in Fowlerville, Ingham County, Michigan (record 1).

Family

Birney Adams' parents were James B. and Winnie Riggs Adams (record 1). There's more information on them here.

Marriage

Birney Adams and Philippa H. Paine married 17 Sep 1912 in Lake Linden, Houghton County, Michigan (record 6).

Wife's Family

Hazel Paine's parents were Philip and Frances Croft Paine (record 2).

Children

Birney and Hazel Adams had five children (record 8):

Robert James Adams
Frances Elizabeth Adams
Bernice Marion Adams
Paul Delmer Adams
Marjorie Jean Adams

Residences

Birney Adams and Hazel Paine lived in Ingham and Houghton counties in Michigan. Hazel Adams died in Kent County, Michigan.

Death

Birney J Adams died 14 Dec 1956 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan (record 10).

Wife's death

Hazel Adams died 27 Jul 1981 at M. J. Clark Memorial Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan (record 12).

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Land

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Contemporary Events

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References

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