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Delbert Hyrum Adams (1890 - 1971)

Delbert Hyrum (Dell) Adams
Born in Layton, Davis, Utah, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 17 Mar 1914 in Logan, utahmap
Died at age 81 in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Dec 2009
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Delbert was born in 1890 in Utah.[1] He married Sarah Kershaw on 17 Mar 1914 in Cache, Utah.[2] They had a family. In 1930, he said that he was a stock man.[3][4] Delbert died in 1971 and is buried with his wife at Kaysville City Cemetery, in Kaysville, Davis County, Utah.[5]


From his profile in Find A Grave:

Death Takes Sheepman, Civic Leader
LAYTON-Dell H. Adams, 81, of 600 West Gentile Street, died Thursday evening in the stockyards in Evanston, Wyo., of a heart attack.
He was born Oct. 21, 1890, in Layton, a son of Hyrum and Annie Penrod Adam.
He married Sarah Kershaw, March 17, 1914, in Layton. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Mr. Adams was a well-known sheepman who had run large flocks in Box Elder County since 1906. He was a past president of the Utah Woolgrowers Association and had been president and director Utah Livestock Producers Credit Association. He was a director of Utah Grazing District No. 1.
He had appeared as Jim Bridger in the Ogden Pioneer Days parades for 35 years. He had served on the first Layton City Council and had received the Layton Community Service Award for 1971 by the Layton Chamber of Commerce. He had served as president of the Davis County Wildlife Federation.
A lifelong collector of pioneer relics and Indian artifacts, he had a private museum in his home collected over a period of 78 years. He was a hunting enthusiast.
A member of the Layton 4th LDS Ward, he was a high priest.
Survivors include his widow; five daughters and two sons, Mrs. Stanford (Josephine) Van Fleet, Mrs. Mary Adams Warren, both of Salt Lake Cilry; Mrs. John (June) French, Livermore Calif.: Mrs. Ned (Rebecca) Nalder, Mrs. Pauline Hill, Dean Adam, Mark Adams, all of Layton; 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren: three brothers and four sisters, Frank D. Adams, Clay Adams, Blain Adams, Mrs. Eugene (Blanche) Reed, all of Lavton; Mrs. Lloyd (Birdie) Udy. Rockand, Idaho; Mrs. Bessie Grove, Los Anqeles: Mrs. Joseph (Bonnie) Kesler, Salt Lake Ciiy.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1p.m. in the Layton 4th Ward chapel, 225 Park St.
Friends may call at the Lindquist Kaysville Mortuary Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 12:15 p.m.
Burial will be in the Kaysville-Layton Memorial Park.


  1. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 January 2021), Delbert H Adams, Davis, Utah, United States; citing , sheet , line , family , NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll ; FHL microfilm .
  2. "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 August 2017), D H Adams and Sarah R Kershaw, 1914.
  3. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 January 2021), Delbert H Adams, Layton, Davis, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 12, sheet 5B, line 73, family 99, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2415; FHL microfilm 2,342,149.
  4. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 January 2021), Delbert H Adams, Layton Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 6-19, sheet 7A, line 33, family 133, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4212.
  5. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 23 January 2021), memorial page for Delbert Hyrum Adams (21 Oct 1890–11 Nov 1971), Find a Grave Memorial no. 124732, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Mark Peebles (contributor 46514135) .

Find A Grave: Memorial #124732 - Kaysville City Cemetery in Kaysville, Davis County, Utah

Acknowledgement: Adams-4232 created through the import of The Sammons Family Tree.ged on Jun 9, 2011 by Steve Sammons.

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Adams-4232 and Adams-119 appear to represent the same person because: Same.
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