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Re: The Evoloution of a Family Reunion

Hello Felecia,

Thanks...nope didn't get a picture of the box of Reunion notes, but I did transcribe the notes from the box. (1923-1965) some years missing.

Here is an example of what the notes contained...from the 1954 Adams Family Reunion.
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Adams Family Reunion Sept. 5th 1954

Notes are on four (4) sheets of paper (both sides).

copied as written:
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Page 1, side 1

Sept. 5th 1954 Pd.

Harold Adams $1.00
Mr. & Mrs. L.T. Vaughn 2.00 Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Sam Jones 1.00
M & Ms. James Stevenson 1.00 Fostoria
Laura Lancaster 1.00
Mrs. Joyce Scott 1.00
Norman Adams, Jr. 1.00
Ned Walker 1.00
Ormand's Mother 1.00 604 Lawn St. Findlay, Ohio
(Catherine Glasco Adams)
Otha Adams (Dayton) 1.00 25 Selfridge Pl.
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Adams 1.00 517 Allen Ave. Findlay, Ohio
Mr. & Mrs. Cory Adams 1.00
Mr. & Mrs. Lester Bynum 1.00
J. H. ?????? 1.00 328 Windsor Ave.
Mr. John Scott 1.00
Mrs. John Creath 1.00 and sister Ella
M & M Norman Adams, Sr. 1.00
M & M John L. Price 1.00
M & M Ben Wilson 1.00
Emery Adams 1.00
Noble Brown 1.00
Pres. Leslie Adams being ill could not attend.
Sec. Ida Bell Todd " " "
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Page 1, side 2
Chas. Kimbro 1.00 714 Carey St. Sidney, Ohio
Ella 1.00
Betty L. Bray 1.00 582 E. 2nd Ave.
Eileen Lopez 1.00 Columbus
M & M John D. Evans 1.00 431 Kenton St.
Faith 1.00
Marie Gatewood 1.00
Bolden 1.00
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Page 2, side 1

Cousin Cory Adams made some very fine remarks in reminding us of our duty the The Creator& to our fellow man.

A reading by cousin Dora Creath, that is of her own origin. Her reading was a sermon in poetry & she wrote it on her way from Sidney.

( Joan) And while they were there several boys from home visited them among whom was her brother Hugh.

Cousin Laura Lancaster reported her grandson, James Jones is on his way to Germany.

Stevenson is serving in the air corp with the Jet Bombers,he served in Korea. Bobby Lucas - Cousin Mack & Rowena is now servving in the U.S. Army. Manuel Lopez served in the U.S. forces for seven years. He served all through the S. Pacific.
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Page 2, side 2

Dean Stewart Smith, husband of Rita Ann Bynum, grandson of Cory Adams, served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Campaign, both Pacific & Atlantic.

Fred Adams served in World War 2 in the S. Pacific.

Cousin Ben Wilson's wife, the organizerof the Women's Aux to the Pullman Car Brotherhood & is now the International President. She gave us some very fine & interesting facts about their organization & it's part in bringing about the F.E.P.C.

Emery Adams served in the U.S. force and he gave some interesting facts about the Negro in the Union's and the part that he has played in the affairs of the Negro's & Labor unions.

Frederick Boles - Cousin Dora's son-in-law served in the U.S. Forces in the S. Pacific.

deaths during year

Ben Wilson

Margaret Adams Minor

Warren Boyd
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Page 3, side 1
Cory Adams presiding

No minutes to read

Pro. Com.

Com. on Memorial
Bessie Adams Walker Feb 13th
John Creath July 2

Moment of prayer - then Lord's Prayer
Mothers Flowers

Poem - A tribute to Mothers' by Cory Adams written Feb. 28 - 1948 & dedicated to Mrs. Minnie Legula Harwood now Mrs. Cory

A number of relatives in the service
Dora Creath - Poem
Thomas E.Johnson Korea
Sgt. Philip Washington Japan

Joan talks of recent experience in Japan
Bobby Lucas
Jimmy Jones ( on way to Germany)
Edwin L. Stevenson Korea
Manuel Lopez Korea & Japan
Dean Stewart Smith 7 1/2 years
Fred Adams World War 2
learning how to walk Iwo Jima

Mrs. Helene Wilson Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
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Page 3, side 2

Frederick Bowles (4 years in service)
Norman Adams, Jr. 1 1/2 yr. in service

Citizens Advisory Com. Building Code. Plaster's - Lathers - Union Shop

Mrs. Adams - Contractor, Bld. repair & decorating

53 years Leslie Price - Moving

Margaret Adams thanks for her health. Norman Adams, Sr. motion to invest, motion carried.

Vice Pres
Noble Brown - Remarks

Vivian Bynum - 4 generations

Mrs. Kates
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Page 4, side 1

Bud Adams - son of Norman & Helen Adams spoke on his connection with his father in he contracting business of plaster's. leslie Price of chicago gave us interesting remarks.

Move that Pres. appoint a committee as to the cost of having a history of the Adams family and report be returned to the reunion and that the family heads help defray the expense. Motion carried. Vice Pres. to appoint a committee.

Report from the Financial Treas.
Laura Lancaster
Bal. on Hand $49.00
Receipts to-day 29.00

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78.00

Ex 16.70

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Bal. 61.30

Moved that report be received and bills be paid. Motion carried.
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Page 4, side 2

Visitors
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Baker
Mrs. Sophia Buckney
Mrs. Mary Kates - Piqua
Mr. James Richey

Men's Chorus - 2 numbers
Mr Cory Adams appreciation remarks

END OF NOTES FOR SEPT 1954
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