Was born in Brantford, Ontario, the son of John Adlam and Fadelia Gainforth. His mother died 10 days later and he was raised by his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Martha Gainforth. The Gainforths came to Lapeer Co., Michigan in the 1870's, and later to Tuscola County where they settled in Akron Township. He was married to Mary Belle Forbes, the daughter of Joseph and Ellen (Moore) Forbes. Will and Belle had four children that lived to adulthood: Nina, Edna, Milton, and Irma.
Submitted by Sherrye Woodworth March 2003.
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