Florence Evelyn Adams was born 16 November 1869 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia to Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920) and Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925) and died 27 January 1953 Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes.


Miss Florence Evelyn Adams

As briefly mentioned in Thursday's issue, the death occurred at the Narrandera District Hospital on Tuesday afternoon last of one of the oldest and most respected residents of Narrandera, Miss Florence Evelyn Adams, at the age of 83 years.

Miss Adams was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adams, who played an important part in the early history of Narrandera. She was born at Wagga on 16th November, 1869, and came to Narrandera at an early age. She attended the first public school here and also attended other academies for pianoforte lessons, singing, art, and fancy work. Her activities in the public and social life were numerous, as her interests extended to church work, sport, Red Cross, and other charitable work.

For years Miss Adams was a member of St. Thomas' choir. She also was a member of the old Narrandera Musical Society, taking part in many Gilbert and Sullivan operas. In sport Miss Adams was a keen tennis enthusiast, being a member of the first Narrandera Tennis Club, and was one of the leading players. During the first World War she was a member of the local Red Cross and held a certificate from the head body in appreciation of her services. Miss Adams was an accomplished horsewoman, riding side-saddle, in the days before women adopted the present riding breeches. She was also a very capable needlewoman. Miss Adams had an excellent memory and could recall many exciting and interesting happenings of the past. This faculty she maintained until the end.

Her last illness, although lengthy, was really the only serious illness she ever had during her long life.

Of late years she lived in retirment at her home, West End. Deceased is survived by two brothers, Henry Bradley Adams (Twynam Street) and Ernest A. (West End, Larmer Street, Narrandera), where the deceased lady resided during her long residence here. The funeral look place on Wednesday afternoon, the cortege moving from St. Thomas' Church for the Church of England portion of the Narrandera cemetery. The services at the church and cemetery were conducted by the Rev. Kerdel, Rector of Leeton, in the absence of the Rev. A. J. Withers, who is absent from the town. The bearers were Messrs. G. Hopwood, Eric Adams, Albert Adams and Ron Adams, while the carriers of the floral tray were Messrs. K. Daly and W. Alchin. Watkins Bros, had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser, 2 February 1953, page 2

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