History of the Adams-McKain Reunion

Updated: 07 January 2012

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Adams-McKain Family Reunion Officers -- 1919 - Present (work in progress. Please send data to Jim Adams at adamsmckain at gmail.com)

Reunion newsletters and minutes will be linked from this page. Return often for updates.

(Minutes transcribed from Adams-McKain Family Reunion books by James. R. Adams. Thanks to Barbara Gale for making the books and minutes available.)

Article from the Kalamazoo Gazette (Sunday, August 15, 2004 )

1. 1919 Reunion, Sunday 06 July 1919 , Centennial Farm. 35 present

2. 1920 Reunion, 08 August 1920, Catholic grounds, Bankson Lake.

3. 1921 Reunion, 21 August 1921, Horace Herbert. Adams cottage, Wrest-A-While, West Side Park, Bankson Lake, Porter Township, Van Buren County. 52 present

4. 1922 Reunion, 06 August 1922, Bert & Iva Adams cottage, Bankson Lake. 81 present

5. 1923 Reunion, 05 August 1923. 56 present

6. 1924 Reunion, 03 August 1924, H.H. Adams cottage on Bankson Lake.

7. 1925 Reunion, 02 August 1925, H.H. Adams cottage. 66 present

8. 1926 Reunion, 01 August 1926, Whrest-A-While Cottage of H.H. Adams, Bankson Lake. 62 present

9. 1927 Reunion, 07 August 1927, Whrest-A-While Cottage of H.H. Adams, Bankson Lake. 60 present

10. 1928 Reunion, 05 August 1928, H.H. Adams cottage, Bankson Lake.

11. 1929 Reunion, 04 August 1929, Whrest-A-While Cottage of H.H. Adams, Bankson Lake. 40 present

12. 1930 Reunion, 01 August 1930, Thornton's Resort, Huzzy Lake, near Lawton, MI. 41 present

1931 Reunion, probably held at Thornton's Resort, Huzzy Lake, near Lawton, MI (This reunion was not numbered, thus the confusion about the numbering that follows. I stayed with the numbering used by the reunion secretary)

13. 1932 Reunion, 05 August 1932, Thornton's Resort, Huzzy Lake, near Lawton, MI. 45 present

14. 1933 Reunion, 06 August 1933, Thornton's Resort, Huzzy Lake, near Lawton, MI.

15. 1934 Reunion, 05 August 1934, Thornton's Resort, Huzzy Lake, near Lawton, MI. 46 present

16. 1935 Reunion, 03 August 1935, Thornton's Park, Huzzy Lake, near Lawton, MI. 42 present

17. 1936 Reunion, 01 August 1937, Milham Park. 43 present

18. 1937 Reunion, August 1938, Milham Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 43 present

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20. 1938 Reunion, Milham Park, Kalamazoo, MI.

21. 1939 Reunion, Milham Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 35 present

22. 1940 Reunion, Milham Park, Kalamazoo, MI.

23. 1941 Reunion, Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery in the Lodge, State Route 43 & County Road 652 (aka Fish Hatchery Road). 35 present

24. 1942 Reunion, 01 August 1942, Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery in the Lodge, State Route 43 & County Road 652 (aka Fish Hatchery Road). 20 present

25. 1943 Reunion, Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery in the Lodge, State Route 43 & County Road 652 (aka Fish Hatchery Road). 26 present

26. 1944 Reunion, 04 August 1944, Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery in the Lodge, State Route 43 & County Road 652 (aka Fish Hatchery Road). 20 present

27. 1945 Reunion, 05 August 1945, Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery in the Lodge, State Route 43 & County Road 652 (aka Fish Hatchery Road). 12 present

28. 1946 Reunion, 04 August 1946, Maple Isle, Maple Lake, Paw Paw, MI. 25 present

29. 1947 Reunion, Maple Isle, Maple Lake, Paw Paw, MI. 28 present

30. 1948 Reunion, 01 August 1948, Maple Isle, Maple Lake, Paw Paw, MI. 45 present

31. 1949 Reunion, 07 August 1949, Maple Isle, Maple Lake, Paw Paw, MI. 24 present

32. 1950 Reunion, 06 August 1950, Carl V. Adams home, Porter Township, Van Buren County, MI. 46 present

33. 1951 Reunion, 05 August 1951, Carl V. Adams home, Porter Township, Van Buren County, MI.47 present

34. 1952 Reunion, 03 August 1952, Milham Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 21 present

35. 1953 Reunion, August 1953, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 40 + 1 guest present

36. 1954 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 43 present

37. 1955 Reunion , Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 58 present

38. 1956 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 45 present

39. 1957 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 59 present

40. 1958 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 25 present

41. 1959 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 40 present

42. 1960 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 31 present

43. 1961 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 42 present

44. 1962 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House).

45. 1963 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 40 present

46. 1964 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 31 present

47. 1965 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 25 present

48. 1966 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 49 present

49. 1967 Reunion, Vineyard Grange Hall (former location of Adams School House). 32 present

50. 1968 Reunion, Portage City Park, Portage, MI. 30 present

51. 1969 Reunion, Stafford's Restaurant, Kalamazoo, MI. 64 present (50th Anniversary Year)

52. 1970 Reunion, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 27 present

53. 1971 Reunion, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 31 present

54. 1972 Reunion, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 36 present

55. 1973 Reunion, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 35 present

56. 1974 Reunion, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 34 present

57. 1975 Reunion, Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 39 present

58. 1976 Reunion, Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 36 present

59. 1977 Reunion, Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 33 present

60. 1978 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 51 present

61. 1979 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 41 present

62. 1980 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 32 present

63. 1981 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 13 present

64. 1982 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 50 + one guest present

65. 1983 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 40 present

66. 1984 Reunion, Sunday, 05 August, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 44 present

67. 1985 Reunion, Sunday, 04 August, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 37 present

68. 1986 Reunion, Sunday, 03 August, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 51 present

69. 1987 Reunion, Sunday, 02 August, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 49 present

70. 1988 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 24 present

71. 1989 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 17 present

72. 1990 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 40 present

73. 1991 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 21 present

74. 1992 Reunion, Prairie View Park, Kalamazoo, MI. 08 present

75. 1993 Reunion, Maple Isle, Paw Paw, MI.

76. 1994 Reunion, Marcellus High School, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 44 present (75th Anniversary Year)

77. 1995 Reunion, Fred Russ Forest Park. 11 present. 10 members and 1 guest attended the 76th Annual Adams-McKain Family Reunion on 06 August 1995 at the Fred Russ Forest Park. Francis Morse was the oldest family member in attendance.

78. 1996 Reunion, Marcellus High School, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 18 present

79. 1997 Reunion, Marcellus High School, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 31 present

80. 1998 Reunion, Marcellus High School, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 44 present

81. 1999 Reunion, Marcellus High School, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 38 present (80th Anniversary Year). 38 people attended the 80th reunion on 01 August 1999.

82. 2000 Reunion, Marcellus High School, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 28 present. Minutes & news from the 81st Reunion (2000)

83. 2001 Reunion, Holiday Inn, Kalamazoo, MI. 65 present. The 82nd Annual Adams-McKain Family Reunion was a great success. 65 people (including 5 guests) attended the 82nd reunion on Saturday, 04 August 2001 at the Holidome in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

There were six branches represented: Franklin B & Anna Adams, George & Effa May Adams, Chester & Roxanna Adams, Archie & Lillie Adams, Dorsey & Sarah Fletcher, and Thomas & Jane McKain. The oldest person present was Francis Morse and the youngest person was Sydney Baugh. Although Muriel Hurt (ND) and the Jack Coleman Family (FLA) also traveled a long distance, Gerry & Marilyn Adams came the farthest from Barefoot Bay, Florida.

84. 2002 Reunion, Clarion Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI.

85. 2003 Reunion, Marcellus High School, Marcellus, Cass County, MI. 84th Annual Adams-McKain Family Reunion on Sunday, 03 August 2003. Minutes from the 84th Adams-McKain Family Reunion 2003 in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

86. 2004 Reunion, 14 August 2004, Clarion Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI.

87. 2005 Reunion, 13 August 2005, Centennial Farm. The Adams-McKain Family Reunion was held the weekend of August 13-14, 2005 at the Centennial Farm. Group photo in front of Centennial Farm. Thanks to Sally Boldman for arranging the purchase of the blue Adams-McKain Reunion shirts.

88. 2006 Reunion, 12 August 2006, Clarion Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI. 43 attended (5 families) from CA, IL, IN, MA, MI, NC, ND, & WI.

89. 2007 Reunion, 11 August 2007, Clarion Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI (Saturday)

90. 2008 Reunion. 09 August 2008 at the Adams Centennial Farm, Porter Township, Van Buren, MI.

91. 2009 Reunion. Saturday, 08 August 2009 at River Oaks Park, 9202 East Michigan Avenue (M-96), Galesburg, MI. 90th Anniversary Year.

92. 2010 Reunion. Saturday, 14 August 2010 at River Oaks Park, 9202 East Michigan Avenue (M-96), Galesburg, MI.

93. 2011 Reunion

94. 2012 Reunion

95. 2013 Reunion

96. 2014 Reunion

97. 2015 Reunion

98. 2016 Reunion

99. 2017 Reunion

100. 2018 Reunion