WILSON EPHRAIM ADAMS was well-known to many in and out of Camden for his many letters to the Courier-Post. He worked at the Police Administration building on Federal Street for several years prior to his retirement. Prior to that he had worked for the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, and he was a career member of the United States Coast Guard, retiring as Yeoman First Class. He had been a member of the King David masonic lodge in Camden, and was a member of the Hudson-Adams-Carpenter Post 473 of the American Legion, which was named in part for his older brother Ralph Francis Adams, who had been killed in action while serving on a submarine during World War II.
Wilson Adams passed away on October 21, 2005, in Camden. he was buried at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle cemetery in New Egypt NJ.
|Camden Courier-Post - October 26, 2005|
Publication date: 10/26/05
|From the Funeral Program|
Ephraim Adams was born
November 12, 1935 to the late Everett and Emma Carter. He was the
devoted husband of over 50 years to Elizabeth E. Brown Adams. He was a
life long resident of the City of Camden, attended Camden public
schools and Bordentown Manual Training Industrial School in
completing school in 1952 he enlisted in the United States Navy where
he spent two years, and after that tour he enlisted in the United
States Coast Guard for a career of 20 1/2 years working in the
Departments of Transportation and Treasury. He ended his tour
Honorably as a Yeoman First Class (YFC) in 1974. He was employed
part-time for over 7 years in the ID bureau of the Camden Police
Administration Building. At one point in life he joined Harris Temple
Church in Camden and was a former member of the Masons King David
Lodge and recently was a very active member of the
Hudson-Adams-Carpenter Post 473. Wilson was such an avid letter writer
to the Courier-Post newspaper that he was once bestowed the
"silver pen award" for his efforts. He was a self made
craftsman and loved to sew his own clothes. He was an avid fisherman
and kite flyer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Darrel R. of Voorhees, Wilson E., (Carol), of Camden, Michael J., of Philadelphia and Matthew T., of Camden. One daughter, Cynthia Adams-Brown of Camden, one brother, Matthew Adams of Riverton NJ, three sisters, Doris Adams of Camden, Elsie Hall of Lawnside and Martha Carter of Camden, one brother-in-law John McElwee, two sister-in-laws Odessa Adams of Baltimore MD and Bertha Williams, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three lifetime friends, Raymond Morton, Robert "Bobby" Council, Russell "Skeeter" Watson and host of neices, nephews, and friends.
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