"AVERY COMFORT ADAMS, "Babe," "Ave," was born December 15, 1897, in Youngstown Ohio.
"His father, Asael Edward Adams, was born in 1866, in cleveland, Ohio, but most of his life has been spent in Youngstown, where he is president of the First National Bank and the Dollar Savings & Trust Company.Mrs. Adams, whose maiden name was Anna Julia Shook, lived in Youngstown before she was married.There is one other son in the family.Henry Glen Heedy, 1910, is a Yale relative.
"Babe prepared at the Raven High School in Youngstown, and at the Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut.He took the Select Course.In 1917-1918 he was on leave of absence.He belonged to the Choate School Club, and was a member of the Kopper Kettle Klub, the Archangels, and Berzelius and the Colony.His roommates were Willard Foster and Robert C. Ramsay (ex-1919 S.)
"Ave entered service April 27, 1917, at Newport, Rhode Island; belonged to the Naval Auxiliary; and was stationed at Pelham Bay, New York, where he received a commission as Ensign on June 15, 1918.He was assigned to the transport George Washington, and was on transport service between New York and Brest.
"He does not expect to return for a degree, and intends to make the iron and steel business his future occupation.His permanent address is 1310 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio."
Taken from "History of the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty, Sheffield Scientif School, Yale University," Volume One, Edited by Class Book Committee, Published for the Class by the Class Secretaries Bureau, 1920, page 31.