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Roy and Ella Adams

Husband's Full Name:  Roy Chester Adams

Husband's Place of Birth: Mabel, Fillmore, Minnesota

Husband's Father's Name: Erasmus M. Adams

Husband's Mother's Name: Sarah Adams

Husband's Siblings' Names: Ella, Silas, Ada (Frank M. Tripp)

Wife's Full Name: Ella Josefina Anderson Adams

Wife's Place of Birth: Decorah, Iowa

Wife's Father's Name: Jacob A. Anderson

Wife's Mother's Name: Ellen Simpson Anderson

Wife's Siblings' Names: Adolph, Christian, Anna, Tesa, Clara,

Arthur, Roy Edward,  

Children's Names: Raymond, Ada Mae (Bruce Tweten and Augustine Ekren)), Alan and Ruth (David Wright)

On the left: Mrs. Martin Melby with Myrtle and Kermit

On the right: Mrs. Roy Adams with Ada Mae and Raymond

Roy Adams was born in Minnesota in 1883.  He married Ella Anderson and they were the parents of four children:  Raymond, Ada Mae, Allen and Ruth.  Mr. Adams came to Fessenden in 1905 and worked for T. L. Beiseker banks in Harvey, Manfred and Fessenden.  He served on the school board, city council, was a Lutheran church trustee for six years and treasurer for ten years.  He was city assessor for eleven years. Mrs. Adams passed away February 14, 1953.

Roy Adams Obituary


Roy Chester Adams died Tuesday, July 15, 1980 in Thief River Falls, Minn, at the

age of 97 years.


Services were held Saturday at the First Lutheran Church of Fessenden at 11:00

a.m. with burial at the Hillside Cemetery of Fessenden.  Officiating at the service

was Rev. Arville Bakken, with Mrs. June Streibel as organist and Lowell Rau and

Bruce Tweten singing solos.  Casket bearers were Howard McGuiness, Erwin

Engbrecht, E. S. Killie, M. C. Solberg, Sam Krause and Alvin Mohr.  Honorary

Bearers  were members of the Mystic Tie Lodge No. 124 of Fessenden. 


Mr. Adams was born June 17, 1883, in Mabel, Minn, son of the late Erasmus and

Sarah Adams.  He was raised on the family homestead and received his early

education in the area country school. 


Upon graduating from high school he enrolled in the Decorah Business College at Decorah, Iowa.  While attending college, Roy met and later married Ella Anderson in 1909 at Decorah.  After receiving his business degree they moved to Manfred where he managed the Manfred Bank.


 Article from the Manfred News July 1906:

Roy Adams, cashier pro tem of the Manfred State bank passed the reins of business into the hands of S.H. Ongstad last week Friday and left for Harvey where he holds down a position as assistant cashier in one of Beiseker’s banking institutions.


In 1925 they moved into Fessenden where Roy accepted a position at the local bank as Banker-Realtor under T. L. Beiseker, who was owner of the bank at the time.  They remained in Fessenden until approximately 1972, when he moved to Kensal, where he lived with his daughter Ada Mae Tweten until 1976.  He then moved to Thief River Falls, Minn. where he had resided since. Mrs. Adams died February 14, 1953.


Roy was very active in Community affairs.  He was a member and past Treasurer of the First Lutheran Church for many years, a member of the Mystic Tie Lodge No. 124 of Fessenden and a past member of the Fessenden School Board. 


He is survived by 2 sons, Raymond of Fargo, Alan of Thief River Falls, MN, 2 daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Ada Mae) Tweten of Kensal and Mrs. David (Ruth)  Wright of Oregon City, Ore; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

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