Hamilton County


Pvt. Hugh Marvin Adams




Hugh Marvin Adams was born Feb. 24, 1924 to Leo and Marybelle Adams. He died July 30, 1979 and is buried in the Blairsburg Cemetery, Blairsburg, IA.

Pvt. Adams served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II with the Medical Corps in the South Pacific and Philippine war theatres.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - July 31, 1979

Funeral services for Hugh Marvin Adams, 54, a former Hamilton county-Blairsburg resident who died Monday morning at his home in Ames will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. James Dotson of Ames officiating. Burial will be in the Blairsburg Cemetery.

Hugh Marvin Adams, son of Leo and Marybelle Staley Adams, was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Hamilton County. He was reared and educated in Hamilton county, attending the rural schools.

He served with the U.S. Medical Corps during World War II from March 4, 1943 until Jan. 8, 1946, serving in the South Pacific and Philippines war theatres.

He was married Sept. 8, 1946 to Velva Bailey in Hamilton county and the couple resided in Hamilton county and the Blairsburg area for many years, being employed by the Cashway Lumber Co.

He moved to Ames where he was employed by the H and F Building Contractors. He retired in 1976, due to ill health. He was employed for a few months with the Ames school system.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son, Mrs. Rosemary Woodley of Nevada; Darrell Harold Adams and Zoeann K. Adams of Ames; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Mary Belle Adams Urich of Webster City, two brothers, Andrew Adams of Harrison, Ark., and Leo H. Adams of Webster City; three sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Edna) Bakken of Hampton, Mrs. Darwin (Cleone) Pelz of Blairsburg and Mrs. Carroll (Darlene) Jones of Des Moines; two half-sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Maxine) Brugeman of St. Ansgar, Iowa and Mrs. Clarence (Elvina) Brugeman of St. Ansgar; and several step-brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents. A flag-folding service will be conducted at graveside by the Webster City American Legion Post 191.

Source: ancestry.com