Samuel J Adams was born in Foleshill in about 1869. He married Laura and in 1891 they are living in Carpenters Lane.
They had the following children:
Florence Adams, born about December 1890. Jessie Adams, born about 1893; Elsie Adams, born about 1896; and Sam Adams, born about February 1900.
Coventry was one of the first towns in Britain to have electric trams, the first service commencing on 5th December 1895. It was as a labourer on the tramway that Samuel had found work in 1901.