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1). Notes for ELBRIDGE GERRY ADAMS Jacksonville Beaches, Florida. The Leader. Thursday, February 271 1975. Gerry Adams, one of Beaches most colorful citizens. dies a t 71. by Tom Aftee Sixty eight years after he arrived at the Beaches Gerry Ad ams died peacefully in his sleep this past week. Beach pion eers who knew him will tell you that it was probably one of the calmer events in his existance . Between arrival and departure his accomplishments were mo re than enough for several men. Educated at Mercersburg Academy, University of Florida a nd the Cornell University of Hotel Administration, he bega n his career by signing on as a cabin boy with the United States Line, sailing between Amer ica and Germany for two years during the 1920 s. Leaving the sea, he entered a hotel management internshi p at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. an interlu de he fondly remembered for the opportunity it gave him to participate in the planning an d staging of the Welcome Home Banquet for Charles Lindburgh . Returning to the Beaches, he was associated with the Atla ntic Beach Hotel, which his family had built in 1925. Whil e with the Hotel he erected the first electric lines in th e community so that the homes could be served by the hotel s generator, the only one at the Beach at that time. Later he and his brother, Bil l built the Atlantic Beach fishing pier, remnants of whic h still stand, despite the onslaught of several hurricanes. At another point during his activity filled life he owne d and operated a restaurant in Orlando, closing and returni ng to the beaches to assume management of the family proper ties at the death of his father in 1943 . Characteristic of the man himself and his distaste for p omposity was an event of years ago in the long since gone h ardware store of Tommy Thompson. Having heard enough of a n Atlanta hardware salesman s braggjng about his general ma nliness, Gerry departed for a few moments and retumed throu gh the front door with a six foot diamond back rattler o n a leash as the salesman exited through the back door.HUSBANDName: Elbridge Gerry Adams Note Born: 22 Apr 1903 at Jacksonville, Florida Married: 14 Jan 1930 Died: 20 Feb 1975 at Atlantic Beach, Florida Father: William Hester Adams Mother: Juliette White HoltWIFEName: Annie Laurie Cureton Note Born: 30 Sep 1910 at St. Augustine, Florida Died: 22 Oct 1971 at Jacksonville Beach, Florida Father: Thomas Kirk Cureton Mother: Annie Dozier JeffreysCHILDRENName: Laurie Corinne Adams Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Husband: Paul Richard Crowson
Name: Nancy Margaret Adams Born: (suppressed / living) Died:
Name: Edith Holt Adams Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Husband: William Mciver
Name: Gerry Adams Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Husband: Mike BoyerNOTES
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