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Welcome to the
99th Adams-McKain Family Reunion!
Click on the link below to get more info on the 2017 reunion!

Updated:   15 June 2017
2017 Adams-McKain Family Reunion
Saturday, 12 August 2017
Hudson Memorial Building
179 N. Jones Street
Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan, USA

We are in the process of having to move all our genealogy pages to another host and would welcome your donations to help defray the costs of this rather expensive move.

We are only 2 years from our 100th Reunion! Please contact us with your family history, stories, photos, etc. to be included in our 100th Anniversary Commemorative Book! We will need your copy by June 2017 to be included in the book.

We look forward to having you attend in 2017 as we plan for our 100th Reunion.

Thanks to everyone who made the 2016 Annual Adams-McKain Family Reunion a success! Special thanks to Robert Brown for his work on the newsletter and George & Chris Adams for organizing the reunion, getting reservations and food, handling the finances, setting up, etc.

Start making your plans and pass the word and encourage your family members to join us.

We have over 100 "Family Pages" and over 200 linked pages loaded with family history, photos, diaries, etc. These pages are a work in progress, please be patient while I make changes. Please let me know​ of any links that are not working!

Our former site, is still active but it will soon re-direct you to this updated & improved site.

Here is the direct link to the former site. and here is the link to this current site.

Welcome to our new look! Please let us know what you think of our updated site. Our website provider has been forcing us to make changes (again!) and this site is in the process of being updated and pages from the "old" website being moved to this location. During this transition some of the links, photos, etc. may not be live. Please be patient and come back often to see the changes. Please be patient and contact Jim Adams if you notice links that do not work, missing photos, etc. or if you have suggestions or additions.

 Photo on right > Left to right:  Ross, Chester, Effie, Archie, Mary, Mason Adams

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More extensive family history will be found at our original Adams-McKain Family Reunion Site. The original website has NOT being updated after 31 July 2011. We will be changing over to this, our "new" website (Click on the "Archives" link at the left)

Word has been received of the death of ​Virginia Marie (Copley) Osmick Vliek. (03 May 1921 - 14 Dec 2016). She was married (1st) to Alfred H. Osmick (13 May 1919 - 18 April 1980) and (2nd) to Gerald Jay Vliek (15 March 1920 - 29 Nov 2014). Virginia was the grandaughter of Edward Edwin Bennett & Esther (McKain) Copley and the Great-Grandaughter of Thomas & Jane (Morrow) McKain​. 

Word has been received of the death of Harry Elderkin "Bud" Ashford (06 July 1922 - Aug 2013). His obituary is posted on the Ashford Family Page.

Word has been received of the death of Jason Feller Ashford, 89 (01 Nov 1923 - 28 May 2012) at his home in Salem, OR. Jason was the son of Ward & Violet Ashford and was married to Anna Louise Anderson.

Word has been received of the death of Gerald L. Adams, 81 (14 June 1931 - 07 Jan 2013). He was the son of Carl Valentine & Helen (Manning) Adams and the grandson of Archie Leonard & Lillie LeBarr (Douglas) Adams. An obituary will be in the Marcellus News.
He will be buried in Bushnell National Cemetery, FL. Strunk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Word has been received of the death of Rev. Canon David Cameron Adams. David was a 7th cousin to Jim Adams and kept us in touch with the "Canadian Connection" to the Adams Family.

Word has been received of the death of Gerald "Jay" Vliek of Decatur, MI on 29 November 2014. Jay was married to Virginia Marie Copley. Virginia is the Great-Granddaughter of Alexander B. Copley and the Great-Granddaughter of Thomas McKain.

Word has been received of the death of Francis Lynn Morse (1912 - 2016) husband of Dorothy Marie Adams (1913 - 1993) and Mildred Pearl (Snow) Adams (1915 - 2006). Uncle Francis can also be found at
Word has been received of the death of Donald D. Bent. Donald was the son of John & Edith (James) Bent.

Word has been received of the death of Gerald C. "Gerry" Adams. Gerry was the son of Gerald L. & Irene (Krieger) Adams and the grandson of Carl V. & Helen (Manning) Adams. He is an Archie L. & Lillie (Douglas) Adams descendant.

Due to a death in the family (John Chester Adams), the 2014 reunion was not held at the Hudson Memorial Building. Members of the Adams family did meet in Kalamazoo & Marcellus.

Here you will find family histories, marriages, obituaries, photographs, diaries, etc. on the Adams-McKain and related families.

Return here often for updated family history!


   Jane Woods McKain

We keep track of the Adams-McKain and related families and we need your help! Please send us your photos, births, marriages, obituaries, etc.
We have been holding annual Adams-McKain Family Reunions every year since 1919 and are looking forward to our 100th Anniversary Adams-McKain Family Reunion in 2018!

The Adams-McKain Family Reunion Newsletter is published once/year prior to the August reunion.


Please send your news, births, marriages, graduations, etc. to Jim Adams or via our contact page.


Adams-McKain Family Reunion
George Adams, President
Barbara Gale, Secretary-Treasurer
Robert Brown, Newsletter Editor
Jim Adams, Web Master
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