Adams, Donald William

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Adams, Donald William

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1922-1944

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Donald William Adams was born June 4, 1922 in Louth Township to Stanley William Adams and Dorothy Serena (Kerr) Adams. The family moved to Hamilton a few years later. They lived with Charles Staple Kerr and Mary Alberta (Knight) Kerr, his maternal grandparents. C.S. Kerr was a high school teacher employed at Central Collegiate Institute. They lived at 92 Blake Street until about 1938 then moved to 36 Maple Avenue. Don Adams attended Hamilton Technical School and was then employed by the Bell Telephone Company. He was a member of the Cedar Springs Ski Club and the Model Engineer's Club. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in about 1942 and became a Pilot Officer with the Atlantic Transport Group. While at the Ellenburg Depot in New York State he was killed in a flying accident on June 22, 1944 along with three other men. He is buried in Woodland Cemetery.

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Adams lived at 92 Blake Street until about 1938. From 1939 on, he lived at 36 Maple Avenue.

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Charles Staple Kerr (1863-1935) married Mary Alberta Knight (1863-1956) in 1894. Their daughter, Dorothy Serena Kerr (1896-1978), married Stanley William Adams (b.1892) on December 31, 1919. They had two children: Margaret (fl. 1921- ), who married Donald Forbes, and Donald William Adams (June 4, 1922-June 22, 1944).

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