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Mary Emeline "Emma" Cox Adams
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1850
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1906
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA

"Passes Away at the Home of her Daughter in Marseilles.--Body Is Brought here for Burial
"Mary Emeline Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Cox, was born in Norfolk, Virginia, August 15, 1850. She came with her parents to Illinois when she was about seven years of age, living at Newark for a year or two when they moved to Sandwich. The Cox and Adams homes were near each other and the children played daily together and as young people were much in each others company. On the 8th day of June, 1868, she and Walter G. Adams were united in marriage. They began their housekeeping at Marseilles, Ill., where they resided for five years, when they moved to Sandwich. In 1887 business connections took Mr. Adams to Racine, Wis., whither they moved, and later, after a short residence in Ft. Wayne, Ind., they took up their residence at Jackson, Mich., which was their home at the time of her death.
"About the middle of December she with her husband came to Marseilles to spend the holidays with their children. While there she was taken with a billious attack, and a few days later was subjected to a stroke of apoplexy. For seven weeks she seemed to be on the very borderland of the other world. Nothing was left undone that had any promise of relief or help by her children and friends. Mrs. Alice Landis, a sister, was with her during her sickness and comforted and ministered to her in all possible ways. She died at the home of her daughter Monday morning, Feb. 26, aged 55 years, 6 months and 11 days.
"She leaves besides her husband and many other relatives and friends, three children, Mrs. Dr. W. S. Sterritt and W. Vinton Adams, Marseills, Ill., and Albert H. Adams of Sandwich, Ill.; a brother, H. A. Cox of Oak Park, and two sisters, Mrs. R. R. Landis and Mrs. Alice Landis of Chicago.
"She united with the Presbyterian church of Sandwich, when she was about fourteen years of age, and has been identified with that or the Congregational church during her life. She was a devoted wife and mother and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.
"Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. Sterritt and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Adams, John Q. Adams, Mrs. Hattie Adams, Mrs. Bessie Kline, Raymond H. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Adams, all of Marseilles; Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Houston, Mrs. Ella Landis, Mrs. Alice Landis and H. A. Cox, all of Chicago.
"The funeral services were held on Wednesday at the home of her son, Albert H. Adams, conducted by Dr. J. M. Lewis. The interment was at Oak Ridge."

From The Sandwich Free Press, Sandwich, Illinois 
Family links: 
  Walter Grey Adams (1848 - 1919)
  Lydia Emma Adams Sterrett (1870 - 1943)*
  Albert Henry Adams (1876 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
DeKalb County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jul 03, 2011
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Mary Emeline Emma <i>Cox</i> Adams
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