The information found here will be notices in the paper for deaths and funerals or about a funeral that already took place, within Adams County. Also, tidbits about death and funerals elsewhere but have connections to Adams County.

 

April 1897
 

Quincy, Illinois
The Died Together
Illinois Uncle and Niece Who Loved Unhappily Died By Poison
Quincy, Ill., April 26 Wakeman Haynes and Lizzie Hudson, uncle and niece, aged 23 and 16 respectively, who eloped from Loraine village last Sunday, were found dead in a pasture two miles from here this morning. They had taken strychnine and died together. They had been going together until the community began to talk and then they apparently determined to end their lives. There were of well-known families.
[Source:Indian Chieftain; Vinita. I. T. (OK); April 29, 1897 - Transcribed by Dale Donlon]

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