Adams, Vincent Alfred Lloyd "Alf"
B: 09 Jan 1908, St. Vincent, MN
D: 28 Jul 1991, Bagot, Manitoba, Canada.
Buried: Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 06 Oct 1934, Laura Evelyn Blight, at Oakville, MB b. 10/31/1909 d. 5/15/94

FN: John "Jack" Adams
MN: Salome BernathPortage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada

Children of Vincent Alfred Lloyd "Alf" Adams and Laura Evelyn Bright:

John "Jack" Dixon Adams
B: 25 May 1937
M: 27 July 1963, Ada Rice
b. 05/03/1934

Janet Isabelle Adams
B: 19 Dec 1938, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 11 Aug 1959, John "Jack" Breedon, at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
(b. 03/15/1933)

Lois Margaret Adams
B: 04 Sep 1940, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 20 Jun 1959, Arthur Hanslit, at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
(b. 07/25/31 d. 02/01/96)

Gerald Lloyd Adams
B: 12 Jun 1952, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 21 Oct 1978, Patricia Maureen Burlingham
(b. 04/08/51)


Vincent Alfred Lloyd Adams-Laura Blight

Adams-Blight [1934]

A pretty autumn wedding was solemnized at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6 at the home of Mr. And Mrs. George Blight, Oakville, when their daughter, Laura Evelyn, became the bride of Alfred Adams, son of Mr. And Mrs. John Adams, Burnside. Rev. J. D. Gregg of Oakville officiated.

The bride wore a princess gown of ivory white satin. Her veil of net was arranged in a Juliette cap and secured with orange blossoms. She carried a boquet of bridal roses and valley lilies.

During the signing of the register, Mrs. M. Cook sang, "All Joy Be Thine."

Following the ceremony a buffet wedding breakfast was served. Pink roses and valley lilies in small vases, surrounded the wedding cake which centered the table.

Mrs. John Burnett and Mrs. S. Murray presided over the teacups.

Mr. And Mrs. Adams left on a motor trip and on their return will live near Portage La Prairie.

For traveling the bride chose a suit of wood brown rabbit's wool. Her hat was of brown felt with stitched crown. Brown accessories and a corsage of roses and fern completed her costume.

--Weekly Manitoba Liberal


Alfred Adams

Alfred Adams is the son of John and Salome Adams. He was born in 1908 and married Laura Blight in 1934. She was a nurse at the Portage Hospital. After leaving his home in the Burnside district, he farmed north of Portage. In 1967, due to the Assiniboine diversion, they moved to the Bagot area and continued grain and dairy farming with his son. They had four children: John D., Janet, Lois, and Gerald.

While in the Portage district, Alf had a purebred herd of Jerseys, for which he received several champion ribbons at fairs locally and from Brandon. Jack, Janet, and Lois showed calves at the Brandon Fair in 1953, getting first, second, and third in Boys & Girls Dairy Competition. In 1953, second place was won in the Junior Heifer class at the Toronto Royal Fair. In 1949, second place was won in the Senior Bull Calf class at the Toronto Royal.

John D. (Jack) was born in 1937. He married Ada Rice who was a teacher from the area schools. They had two children, twin boys, David and Douglas. David is farming with Jack and Douglas is teaching in the Brandon Division.

Janet married John Breedon and they live in the Gladstone area. John farms and Janet works at the Bank of Montreal, Gladstone. They have five children: Ronald, Elaine, Catherine, Joanne, and Leah. Ronald married Gwen Riedel, they live in Snow Lake and Sources and/or Contributors:


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 (Formation@earthlink.net)