July 28, 1859, Oxford, Ohio.
Carrie was the daughter of David Wilson, a song writer and music teacher, and wife of Allyn G. Adams (married 1880).
Soon after her marriage, she and Allyn moved to Terre Haute, Indiana, where he was a leading bass singer and involved in large commercial enterprises.
She became a leading figure in the musical life of Terre Haute, active in the Choral Club, Treble Clef Club, Rose Polytechnic Glee Club, and the First Congregational Church and Central Christian Church choirs, as director, chorister and organist. From 1887–95, she occupied the chair of music at the Indiana State Normal School.
The 1930 census shows Carrie and Allyn living in Portland, Oregon.
- Brighter Than the Sunshine
- God Wants All His Children
- Have You Ever Thought How Much the Lord
- Heavenly Father, Hear Thy Children
- How Many the Blessings
- If Your Heart Is Full of Love
- Jesus, the Savior, Was Crucified
- Joy to the World
- Little Baby in the Manger
- Marching Along
- Marching, Marching All Together
- Marching, Marching, While We Sing
- Music Softly Falling
- O Jesus, Let Me Walk with Thee
- O Loving Savior, Caring So
- Our Loving Lord Was Crucified
- Our Tender Loving Father, We Come
- Rallying Song
- Send Out Thy Light, Let It Shine
- Savior’s Love, The
- Soldiers Are We, as We March Along Together
- Song of Cheer, A
- Steadily Marching Onward
- There’s a Wonderful Friend in the City Above
- Touch Not, Taste Not
- We Are Soldiers
- We March Along with Happy Song
- We’re Cadets That Want to Battle for the Right
- To the Help of the Lord
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