Francis M.J. Adams (1882 - 1987):
Frances Adams was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, and was educated at Queen's College, Belfast, where she studied zoology, physiology and botany. At London University she studied plant pathology and carried out research on wild white clover for the Department of Agriculture at Aberystwyth University. When she returned to Belfast, she was appointed lecturer in botany at the College of Technology. She was a member of the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club and served as its president. After she retired she took up motoring and water-colour painting and exhibited for the Ulster Society of Women Artists. She, with her sister, Dr Elizabeth Hunt and her brother, Dr John Adams, appears in the Guinness Book of Records for the extraordinary fact that they all lived to over the age of a hundred. She died in Rostrevor, County Down.
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