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.