Updated: 17 August 2010
July 2010 Adams-McKain Family Newsletter. (PDF file)
2010 Family Reunion Photographs
The Annual Adams-McKain Family Reunion was held Saturday, 14 August 2010 at River Oaks County Park, Galesburg, MI. Thirty family members and one guest attended the reunion which has been held every year since 1919. The first reunion was held at the Uri Adams farm to honor Dr. & Mrs. Ross U. Adams and Harry Adams who returned from service in "The Great War" (WWI).
In attendance were members of the Uri Mason & Jane Woods (McKain) Adams family, E.B. & Mary (McKain) Copley, Sarah (Adams) Fletcher, George W. & Effie Mae Adams family, and Franklin K. Adams family. Family members came from California, Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Family and guests enjoyed a potluck lunch and an auction which will help fund the 100th Adams-McKain Family Reunion in 1919.
Robert Brown, newsletter editor highlighted the family history section in the July newsletter and a display of yearbooks and photos of schools where members of the family attended. Family members attended the Kinney School in Porter Township, Van Buren County; and the Adams School in District No. 4. Several family members were also teachers or moderators in the various schools throughout Van Buren County. Family members who were teachers include: Rena Thornton, Alice Fletcher, George W. Adams, Claude P. Sykes. Charlotte Copley, at the age of 17, taught school in her father's home as there was no public school at the time. Many family members also attended one-room schools in Marcellus Township & Volinia Township.
The 2010 Adams-McKain Family Newsletter also updated the 1998 newsletter which featured the Copley, Lawrence and Buell families.
Invitation to the 2010 Reunion (PDF)
Saturday, 14 August 2010
River Oaks County Park
9202 East Michigan Avenue (M-96)
$5 daily vehicle admission (exact change may be needed)
The family will begin gathering at 11 AM to reminisce.
12:30 Lunch -- Please bring a dish to pass -- (Service items, meat dish, & cold drinks will be provided)
$4 Children ( 4 - 12)
Directions: I-94 Exit 85; 1 mile north to M-96 (3rd traffic light); 1 mile west to River Oaks Park
Hotel Suggestion: Best Western, 3640 E. Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001. Phone: 269.381.1900