“Samuel Boyd Adams was born May 7, 1882 on a farm near Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, the sixth of seven children of Non Quincy Adams, who was a Mason and a Baptist Minister. His father died in 1922. His mother died when he was a very small child and he was reared by his step-mother who has been all that a mother could have been to him. When only eighteen years of age he became connected with a company engaged in the manufacture of lumber and in 1927 he organized the S. B. Adams Lumber Company, a Corporation in Mobile, Alabama. He was President and General Manger.
He was a member of the Rotary Club for seventeen years and in 1934 was elected President of the Rotary Club of Mobile, Alabama. In January, 1935, he was elected a Director of the First National Bank of Mobile, Alabama. He had eight children; four girls and four boys, composing a most charming family circle presided over by his splendid wife, Dora Williams Adams.
Samuel Boyd Adams was initiated in Greensboro Lodge No. 49 of Greensboro, Mississippi, on May 17, 1920, passed June 18, 1920 and raised July 17, 1920. He demitted from this Lodge on July 16, 1921 and affiliated with Athelstan Lodge No. 369 of Mobile, Alabama on August 4, 1921. He was elected Master of this Lodge on June 18, 1925 and served one year. “If Brother Adams had one passion that exceeded others, it was his love for Freemasonry. His Masonic career began in May 1920, with his initiation as an Entered Apprentice. By 1923, he had received all the degrees of the Blue Lodge, the Chapter, the Commandery and the Scottish Rite (except the 33rd), as well as some of those of the coordinate orders. In nearly all of these he served well in various official positions.
In the Grand Lodge of Alabama he served as District Lecturer for the 32nd District for several years, and on Dec. 2, 1931 was elected Junior Grand Warden. He was regularly advanced and on December 1, 1937 was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master. He was reelected in 1938 and just one week thereafter with a cheery smile he took the Long Trail over the Great Divide at the early age of 56.”
Brother Adams passed away December 14, 1938 and a Memorial Service was held in the Alabama Grand Lodge Session of Dec. 1939 in affectionate respect to his memory.”