James William Adams was born 1 March 1872 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia to Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920) and Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925) and died 11 June 1922 Stockton, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Annie May Ferguson (c1873-1948) 10 May 1893 in Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of James William Adams and Annie May Ferguson (c1873-1948)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
James C Adams (1894-1894)
Theresa Adams (1895-1898)
Ernest Alfred Adams (1897-1952)
Florence Emily Adams (1900-1972)
Rex Ferguson Adams (1909-1996)
Mervyn W Adams (1912-)
Evelyn Joy Adams (1914-1993)


Mr. Jas. W. Adams.

General regret was expressed here when the news of the death of Mr. James William Adams, which took place at Stockton, Newcastle, on Sunday last, was received. The deceased, who was a native of Narandera, was in his 50th year. After attending school at Narandera, he joined the local post office staff about 35 years ago, and served in almost every capacity. Although on various occasions he was offered transfers which carried substantial promotions, his love for his native town prompted him to return them until about two years ago, when he accepted a transfer to Newcastle. During his long residence here no one was more respected than Mr. Jim Adams. Being possessed of a genial, happy nature, an indomitable will to work, and a deep regard for the needs of the public, he was beloved by his friends and esteemed by the public. He was a member of the committee of the local Imperial Football Club; and in his younger days interested himself in footrunning. On his leaving Narandera about two years ago there was a general manifestation of regret at his departure, and it must have been a source of much gratification to him to know that he had earned the good will of all sections of the public. It is about four mouths since Mr. Adams took seriously ill, but recovered sufficiently to make arrangements to visit Narandera in order to convalesce. However, an attack of influenza supervened on his complaint, pyelitis of the kidneys, and brought about a collapse from which he never recovered. Deceased leaves a widow, four sons, and two daughters to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Monday. We offer our sincere sympathy to the relatives in their bereavement.

Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser, 16 June 1922, page 2

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 18599/1872 ("ADAMS UNNAMED")
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 5145/1893 ("ADAMS JAMES W")
¢ Children
  • there is another son, "Alby Adams", but his name and dates are elusive
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 5015/1922 ("ADAMS JAMES W")
§ Remains
  • FUNERALS. ADAMS.—Friends of the late JAMES WILLIAM ADAMS and FAMILY are invited to attend his Funeral ; to move from his late residence, Mitchell-street, Stockton, THIS AFTERNOON, at 1.50 o'clock, for Church of England Cemetery, Sandgate.
  • LODGE PENINSULA. NO. 221. U.G.L. of N.S.W. ADAMS.—Members of the MASONIC ORDER are requested to attend the Funeral of their late Brother, JAMES WM. ADAMS, of Lodge Leopold, Narradera ; to leave his late residence, Mitchell-st, Stockton, for Sandgate Cemetery, via Mortuary Station.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 12 June 1922, page 6