Adams Surname Obituaries

Clara Adams

October 26, 1939 Petersburg Democrat

Mrs. Clara Adams Died Day Before 80th Birthday.
Mrs. Clara Adams died at her home in Greenview on Thursday. Mrs. Adams would have been 80 years old Friday. Her death was due to heart trouble & complications.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ina Callaway; three grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Anne Clark of Oklahoma and Mrs. Emily Petrie of Greenview, and one brother Arthur Alkire of Sweetwater.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Christian Church, Rev C.J. Beehler officiated. Burial was in Sugar Grove cemetery.

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Earl Adams

March 27, 1908 Petersburg Observer

Earl Adams died of heart trouble at Mitchell, South Dakota, on Thursday March 19, 1908, at 4 p.m., aged 22 years. He had been in Watertown for the past year having left Greenview for his health, and recently purchased a barbershop in Mitchell. He had just recovered from an attack of the grip and was working in his shop on Saturday night when he became suddenly ill and it soon became necessary to remove him to the hospital. There he became delirious and was in an unconscious state until the end came. The remains were brought to Greenview. Funeral services were held at the Christian church on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., Elder Charles E. Smoot officiating. Mr. Adams was born near Sweetwater and spent most of his life in Greenview, where he graduated from the high school in 1904. At an early age he united with the Christian church and led an exemplary and faithful Christian life. Socially he was popular and his integrity and sincerity in business made him respected and beloved by all his friends.

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George McKinley Adams

September 27, 1890 Petersburg Observer

Obituary of George McKinley Adams
Died, at his home south of Sweetwater Friday, 19th of typhoid fever, after an illness of only eight or ten days Mc Adams. Buried in the Sweetwater cemetery Sunday at 12 o'clock. Mr. Mc Adams was a good Christian and being a member of the Christian church at Sweetwater and beloved by all who knew him.

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Mrs. John Adams

Petersburg Observer November 22, 1918

On last Saturday, November 16, Mrs. John Adams, a life long resident of this community, passed to her last reward. For some time Mrs. Adams had been ailing in health and when she was struck by the previous plague of Spanish Influenza, she was unable to throw off the burden of the disease which late became complicated with pneumonia. Thus passed from this world the life of one who was loved and respected by a large circle of friends. She was born in Petersburg, November 28, 1869. In 1894 she was united in marriage to John Adams of this city. To this union were born five children, Charles, LeRoy, Dennis, Lee, Harry, Goldie Marie, and Beatrice all of who survive her.

Owing to the nature of the last illness the funeral services were conducted at Rose Hll cemetery, Sunday afternoon, by Rev. S.R. Harvey, officiating.

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Mrs. J.J. Adams

Petersburg Observer April 30, 1920

Mrs. J.J. Adams passed away Sunday morning, after a two weeks illness. Her funeral was held from the Christian church Tuesday afternoon conducted by Elder Nethercutt of Greenview. Interment was made in Sugar Grove cemetery.

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J.J. Adams

August 1, 1930 Petersburg Observer

J.J. Adams was born near Sweetwater June 24, 1949 and died at the home of his daughter in Sweetwater July 22, 1930 at the age of 81 years, 1 month, and 3 days.

He was united in marriage to Matilda Eden, November 18, 1844. She preceded him in death twelve years ago. To this union was born one daughter, who survives.

He had two sisters and three brothers, two of whom survive him, James Adams of Kansas and Sarah Hughes of Sweetwater. There are also four granchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Christian church of Sweetwater for many years and leaves a host of friends.

Interment was in Sugar Grove cemetery.

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John Quincy Adams

Petersburg Observer October 6, 1939

Former Resident Dies in Springfield
John Quincy Adams was found dead in his bed at noon Sunday, by the proprietor of the rooming house on East Adams street where he lived. He was 82 years old and had lived in Springfield about 15 years, going there from this city.

Surviving are 4 sons, Dennis L, John L, Charles LeRoy, and Harry Leonard, all of Springfield, 3 daughters, Mrs. Goldie Marie High, Springfield; Mrs. Beatrice Williams, Beardstown; and Mrs. Mary Constant, Lincoln.

Funeral services were held at the Vancil Funeral home in Springfield Wednesday, October 4 at 1 p.m. conducted by Rev. William M. Groves. Burial was in Rose Hill at Petersburg.

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Mary Ann Adams

September 7, 1917 Petersburg Observer

Obituary of Mrs. B.H. Adams.
Died, Teusday, September 4, 1917, Mrs. Mary Ann Adams, nee Nance, wife of B.H. Adams, aged 85 years, 1 month, and 19 days. She was married to B.H. Adams in the year 1851. To this union were born seven children, Manerva Jane, George W., Elmina Clarinda, Jacob, Elizabeth, and Lula. They have all preceded her to the other world except John W.

She was converted 60 years ago and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Lebanon, later uniting with the Petersburg Cumberlad Presbyterian church. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one son, one sister, sixteen grandchildren, and 23 great grandcihldren, and a host of friends.

She has been an invalid for five years but she has borne her affliction with great patience and Christian fortitude. She cast rays of sunlight across the pathway of all who came in contact with her. The funeral was conducted at the Cumberland Presbyterian church by her pastor, Rev. E.F. Meier, assisted by Rev. E. Worth, this afternoon. Intermant at Rose Hill cemetery.

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William Adams

April 17, 1886 Petersburg Observer

Death has again visited our community, and taken as its victim Uncle Wm. Adams. He walked to the doctor's office at eight o'clock in the morning, returned home and fell dead about one o'clock. This is the second sudden death in our town in a little over six months.

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