Born in England, Mr. Adams came to America in 1880 with his parents. They settled at Rapid City, Illinois. The family moved to Highlandville, Missouri in 1887. It was there that Ben and Lucretia were married on July 4, 1902. The Ben Adams family purchases the 160 acre farm at the S.E. corner of Douglas and Hwy. 66 in January of 1917. The family moved to this farm which is 3 miles west of Arcadia, Oklahoma and the two youngest children, Clell and Thelma were born there. Ben and Lucretia were hard-working, god-fearing farmers. Everyone had a job to do. Sometimes the children received razorstrap encourgaement to finish their chores. Mrs. Adams always set a bountiful table. She was an excellent cook and always urges everyone to eat plenty. The proof of the pudding is in the eating thereof,as proved by eight strapping children, who developed nearly 200 lbs. at maturity. Every Sunday morning found the Adams Family in church. More often than not, the Minister had Sunday Dinner in the Adams home. Due to Mrs. Adams health, the farm was sold in 1942 and the family moved to Edmond, Oklahoma. Ben and Lucretia had a total of 11 children, three died at birth. Their names were: Lester, Thelma, Clell, Lorraine, Loyd, Edith, and Burton. Lucretia died in 1948 and Ben in 1952. They are buried at the Myers Cemetery, located one mile south and one mile west of the old farm home. This info was taken from a book on Arcadia Oklahoma given to my Grandmother back in 1978. I am not related to any of these people, but hope this helps some reseachers.