Frank Adams, a fourth generation Jackson County farmer, died Aug. 7th at age 91. He died at his home, on land that had been in his family since 1844.
Adams was active in many historical organizations including the Jackson County Historical Society. He was also on many civic board including the Fort Osage School Board and chair of the Jackson County Planning Commission.
Adams was proud to be a fourth generation descendant of Lynchburg Adams, first (in 1819) permanent settler to come to Jackson County, and who was sixteen years old at that time. Lynchburg lost his first farm in Flood of 1844, then relocated to higher ground one mile south, which was later home to Frank and his wife Janann, who preceded him.
Frank and Janaan were active in helping save the Jackson County Historical Society Archives when an effort was made to move them to Columbia, Mo. They were leaders in a group Citizens for the Archives which raised money to keep the archives in Independence and long-time JCHS supporters.
Both had a keen interest the Civil War, in part, because a battle was fought in the Atherton bottoms where they farmed. He was well-known for his potatoes.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel, 509 South Noland Road, Independence, MO 64050.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, also at the Chapel. Burial immediately following in Salem Cemetery, Independence, MO.