NOLAN ALFRED ADAMS
Nolan Alfred Adams was born in Jefferson County. He served in the U.S.
Navy during World War II. He married Callie Voris Hale. also born in
Nolan is the son of Evan Richard and Reba Mae Reece Adams. Voris is
the daughter of Hershel and Mary Ophel Hodge Hale. Both parents reside
near Bonnie. IL. There were five children born to Nolan and Voris: Terry
Nolan, Trena Renee, Mikah Noell, Elayne Robin, and Monte Kent,
Nolan started out in 1950 working for his uncle Elic Proctor Adams. on
his farm and raising hogs. He also worked at the car shops for a short
while. They resided just west of his father's farm for about four
years. Then they purchased the old Mary Jones farm consisting of 130 acres.
In December of 1960 they purchased a farm owned by Bud Schultes, in Moores
Prairie Twp. It contained 413 acres with an 2-room house partially
finished. A couple of years later they bought 75 acres from Frank
Oliger, then in 1972 they bought 240 acres across the road from the 413
acres. Nolan also has a small herd of Hereford cattle, raises a few
hogs and has a few horses on the place.
Voris served as a 4-H leader for the Belle Rive Prairie Wranglers 4-H
Club for six years. She also served on the county 4-H committee for two
years. She worked four years prior to her marriage for the Welborn &
Carr Insurance Agency. She was an Avon representative for two years in
Mt. Vernon in 19651966. From 1968-1971 she was secretary of the Belle
Rive Consolidated Grade school. At present her hobby is refinishing
antique furniture and collecting antiques for their home.
Nolan was elected road commissioner for Moores Prairie Twp. in 1968. He
has served two four-year terms and is presently serving an extended
two-year term. Nolan and Voris are both Free Will Baptists.
Terry married Deborah Kay Nociar. They reside on the Frank Oliger home
place. He works with his dad farming approximately 1.000 acres. He also
has a small hog business of his own and helps with the road work. Terry
and Debbie have a daughter. Erin Rachelle.
Trena married Dennis Robin Owen from Winter Haven, FL. Dennis is a minister.
They reside and pastor a home mission church in Sunny Hills. Florida. Their
daughter, Miranda Elizabeth.
The other three. Mikah, Elayna and Monte reside with parents as of this
writing. Terry, Trena. Mikah and Elayne all received Key Club awards in
Some ommisions may have occured to protect living individuals.
Source: Facts and Folks of Jefferson County, Illinois Page 77
Submitted by Sandy Whalen Bauer