Husband: Hollis Adams (1)
Born: 09 Jun 1911 (2)
Married: 07 Nov 1932 in Wibaux, Wibaux, Montana (9)
Died: 20 Apr 1985 in Sherwood, Washington, Oregon (3 4)
Wife: Living
01 (F): Iona Mae Adams
Born: 07 Mar 1933 in Fryburg, North Dakota
Died: 17 Apr 1933
02 (?): Living
03 (M): Verle Delbert Adams (5)
Born: 06 Jun 1936 in Beach, North Dakota
Died: 03 Mar 2004 (6)
Spouses: Living
04 (?): Living
05 (M): Hollis Chester Adams, Jr. (7 8)
Born: 24 Jun 1940 in Beach, ND
Died: 24 Jun 1940
Additional Information

Hollis Adams:

Cause of Death: stroke


Yvonne Scheller Email 5 Jan 2008:

(After Winnie died) " My dad and his brother in law went on to Oregon to find work in the
shipyards and we followed them to Portland March 3 1943. We lived in
Portland until 1950 when we moved to Sherwood where we have lived since. . ..
Mother and Dad were divorced after 43 yrs of marriage and Dad passed away
of massive stroke April 20, 1985."

Per Greely Manual: son of Calvin Hamilton and Imogene (Smith) Adams

Hollis and Lorien (who married Vera) were brothers.

(01) Iona Mae Adams:

Cause of Death: whooping Cough

Buried: Belfield, ND


from Scheller Email 5 Jan 2008

Iona Mae was born March 7th,1933. Mom and Dad lived around with
different families wherever they could find work. They went to live with
Dad's sister and brother-in-law, Georgia and Norman Stedman. One of their
older kids came down with Whooping Cough and kissed Iona. She lived 41 days.
Iona is buried in Belfield in the Adams plot which was unmarked until 1998
when Don and I took a stone back to mark the grave.

Scheller Email 8 Jan 2008:
"Iona was born in Fryburg at Vera and Florien's

(05) Hollis Chester Adams, Jr.:

Cause of Death: stillborn


Yvonne Scheller Email 5 Jan 2008:

" We were living across the road from Bradens in a 2 room house
(shack) where mother could keep and eye on Winnie. Mother became PG again
and spent a lot of the time in bed with toxemia. Hollis Chester Adams was
born June 24, 1940, stillborn. "

Marriage Notes

Divorced: Y

From Scheller Email 5Jan2008:

"I'm not sure where they were living when Mother started 9th grade in
Sept. 1932. Winnie was on the school board. It was not uncommon for the girls
to wear Bib overalls to school. The teacher noticed mother was gaining
weight and asked Winnie about it. My Grandfather, Will, went after my
father, Hollis with a shotgun. They were married in Wibaux, MT on Nov. 7
1932. . . .
Mother and Dad were divorced after 43 yrs of marriage."

  1. Winifred Braden Obituary (Golden Valley News; 7January 1943; page 1).
  2. Social Security Death Index.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Yvonne Scheller, Email 5 Jan 2008.
  5. Margrit Hamilton Lees, Greely Manual.
  6. Yvonne Scheller, Email 5 Jan 2008.
  7. Ibid., Email 5 Jan 2008.
  8. Margrit Hamilton Lees, Greely Manual.
  9. Yvonne Scheller, Email 5 Jan 2008.
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