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.

  1. Brighter Than the Sunshine
  2. God Wants All His Children
  3. Have You Ever Thought How Much the Lord
  4. Heavenly Father, Hear Thy Children
  5. How Many the Blessings
  6. If Your Heart Is Full of Love
  7. Jesus, the Savior, Was Crucified
  8. Joy to the World
  9. Little Baby in the Manger
  10. Marching Along
  11. Marching, Marching All Together
  12. Marching, Marching, While We Sing
  13. Music Softly Falling
  14. O Jesus, Let Me Walk with Thee
  15. O Loving Savior, Caring So
  16. Our Loving Lord Was Crucified
  17. Our Tender Loving Father, We Come
  18. Rallying Song
  19. Send Out Thy Light, Let It Shine
  20. Savior’s Love, The
  21. Soldiers Are We, as We March Along Together
  22. Song of Cheer, A
  23. Steadily Marching Onward
  24. There’s a Wonderful Friend in the City Above
  25. Touch Not, Taste Not
  26. We Are Soldiers
  27. We March Along with Happy Song
  28. We’re Cadets That Want to Battle for the Right
  1. To the Help of the Lord