1859–1940

Introduction

Born: Ju­ly 28, 1859, Ox­ford, Ohio.

Died: December 15, 1940, Port­land, Or­e­gon.

Burial: Wil­helm’s Port­land Me­mor­i­al Mau­so­le­um, Port­land, Or­e­gon.

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Biography

Carrie was the daugh­ter of Allie Meyers and song writ­er and mu­sic teach­er Da­vid Wil­son, and wife of ac­count­ant Al­lyn G. Ad­ams (mar­ried 1880).

In 1882, 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.

In 1920, af­ter Al­lyn’s re­tire­ment, they moved to Port­land, Or­e­gon.

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