James Adams[1]

Male 1859 - 1894  (35 years)


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  • Name James Adams  [1
    Born 18 Feb 1859  Munno Para West, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Birth Registration - James Adams
    Birth Registration - James Adams
    James Adams born 18 Feb 1859, Munno Para West, South Australia, Australia. Father Thomas Adams, Mother Rebecca Roxton, Page Number 562, Volume Number 17.
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Apr 1894  Pinery, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • When Jack Adams was a small boy he went to a cricket match with his father, his mother having gone to spend the afternoon with a Mrs Standley who lived nearby. During the course of the match Jack's bootlace came undone, and, as his father was out on the field, he apparently decided to find his mother to tie his bootlace. As much of the land around Pinery was either scrub or partially cleared, he soon became lost, and it was not until the match concluded that it was realized that he was missing, each parent believing he was with the other. A search party was soon organized, and most able-bodied people in the area participated with hurricane lamps and buggy lamps. The search continued all night, and it was not until after day-break he was found three or four miles west of Pinery. As snakes were rather plentiful in those days and the autumn nights were bitterly cold, it was considered that he was a lucky boy to survive the ordeal.
      Jack had the misfortune to lose his father when he was only 7 but his mother was a very capable and resourceful woman and she managed to keep the farm going by doing dressmaking to help pay for the farm help. jack obtained his Compulsory Certificate at 11 and with his mother and some seasonal help, farmed the land originally taken up by his grandfather.
      Jack later married and had four children but tragedy struck again and when his youngest child was 2 he lost his young wife who was only 33.
      A great horse lover, he bred and owned some very useful show jumpers and usually kept a rather good team of horses for farm work. He later bred A.I.S cattle with some success and showed them at country and the Royal Shows.
      Jack was a public-spirited man and took an interest in most aspects of community life, serving as Trustee of Grace Plains Church, President of Pinery Cricket Club, Secretary of Pinery School Committee, Trustee and committee man of both Pinery hall and S.M. Recreation Ground. He represented Pinery Ward on Owen District Council from 1934 until his death and was a Justice of the Peace for a similar period. He spent his entire life at "Tilada", and passed away in his 72nd year. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I0792  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 

    Family Eliza Tiller,   b. 22 Sep 1863, Inman Valley, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1921, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1882  Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ethel Grace Eliza Adams,   b. 1 Jun 1883, Dalkey, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1888, Pinery, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +2. Alice Louisa Adams,   b. 15 Mar 1885, Dalkey, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Howard James Richard Adams,   b. 26 Mar 1887, Dalkey, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1958, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Jessie Rose Adams,   b. 4 Nov 1888, Dalkey, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1890, Dalkey, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Maud Lilian Adams,   b. 12 Sep 1891, Dalkey, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1894, Pinery, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     6. Carolyn Laura Adams,   b. 13 May 1893, Dalkey, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1893, Pinery, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F0216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 132 (Reliability: 3), 1992.

    2. [S395] Ancestry - Australia, Birth Index 1788-1922, South Australia Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Reliability: 2), 18 Feb 1859.
      See attached Transcription of birth Registration of James Adams born 18 Feb 1859 at Munno Para West, South Australia.


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