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Adams, James Earl
B: 31 Oct 1898, St. Vincent, MN
D: 17 Feb 1962, Pratt, Manitoba, Canada. Buried: Austin, Manitoba, Canada
M: 04 Jan 1930, Hazel Catherine Bernath, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

FN: John "Jack" Adams
MN: Salome Bernath

Children of James Earl Adams and Hazel Catherine Bernath:

Robert Bryce (foster son, evacuated from Edinburgh, Scotland, 1940)
B: 02 Feb 1929, Edinburgh, Scotland
M: 1968, Constance Evelyn Law

Children of Robert Bryce and Constance Evelyn Law:

Robert William Bryce
B: 08 Dec 1970, Treherne, Manitoba, Canada
M: Unmarried

Andrew Douglas Bryce
B: 22 Jul 1972, Treherne, Manitoba, Canada
M: Unmarried

Grace Catherine Bryce
B: 07 Feb 1974, Treherne, Manitoba, Canada
M: Unmarried

James Earl Adams

James was born in St. Vincent, Minnesota on October 31, 1898 and moved with his family to Portage La Prairie in 1905. He worked on the family farm until his marriage to Hazel Bernath of Pembina, North Dakota. They were married January 4, 1930, in Winnipeg and moved to their farm at 35-11-8 in the Burnside district, April, 1930. In October, 1948, they bought and moved to a farm in the rolling hills near Pratt, south of Austin, Manitoba. They had no children but during World War II, Bob Bryce came from Scotland to live with them. He returned to his home in Scotland after the war where he lived until his return to Jim and Hazel's home on December 25, 1946, where he helped with the farming. They did mixed farming and raised cattle. Jim died at home February 17, 1962, and is buried in the Austin Cemetery. Bob and Hazel continued to farm and built a new house in 1966, where they live, along with Bob's wife, Connie, and their three children: Robert, Andrew, and Cathy. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a friendly and helpful neighbor who was a hard worker.

Sources and/or Contributors:

Excerpts from a book about the Burnside Area, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, pps. 84-88, submitted by Shirley Adams Taylor via Russell Hart.

Russel M. Hart, 17 Sep 2002 (