I have managed to Crack my brick wall recently, John Alexander Adams b. April 12, 1878 to John Ried Adams and Annie/ Anna Jane Milne Adams inEgmondville, Huron , Ontario, Canada. John Ried Adams is listed as a "tanner". Both John R. and Anna are recorded as in US census "Canada English"
John Alexander Adams came to US in 1900.He was a Taylor and eventually set up shop in Lakewood Ohio as a Dry Cleaner/ Alterations/ Taylor.with his Wife Clara Smith Adams.
John R.'s brother lived in Michigan.
I don't know wher John R. is from in Canada nor who the parents were.