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John Mathes Adcock
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1863
Death: Jun. 18, 1940

McCurtain County Local Newspaper:

June 20, 1940

PIONEER RESIDENT OF BROKEN BOW BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for John M. Adcock, age 77, were conducted at the Methodist church here Wednesday, June 19, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul Hively, pastor, officiating.

Burial was made in the Broken Bow cemetery. Pallbearers were Wes Henry, Eurby Hill, Roy Binger, Rex Chandler, Tom Creed and M. McCarroll. He was born in Georgia, July 30, 1863 and had been a resident of Broken Bow and McCurtain
county for the past 24 years. Mr. Adcock and his son C.A., came to Broken Bow from Doddridge, Ark., in 1916, bringing with them 500 head of cattle. At one time he owned practically all of what is now known as Hall addition.

Later he put in a grocery store in Broken Bow which he and his sons operated from 1918 until 1935. At one time they operated the largest grocery concern in this section, serving people from every section of north McCurtain county.

Men like J.M. Adcock have proved to be the backbone of progressive movements in Southeastern Oklahoma, and especially does McCurtain county owe much to his
memory.

Mr. Adcock joined the Methodist church in 1913 and has been one of its staunch supporters since. He was accepted in the Masonic Lodge Number 441 of Broken Bow in 1919, raised to the degree of Master Mason the same year, and has been
an honored and acceptable member for 21 years.

When en route to the funeral of his sister seven years ago, he was crippled in an automobile wreck. His half sister, Mrs. A.L. Sibert of Doddridge, Ark., came here in August, 1939, when his second wife died, and kept house for him
until he married again a few months ago.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Eva Cox of Broken Bow; two sons, J.P. Adcock of Golden, and C.A. Adcock, of Broken Bow; three half-sisters, Mrs. A.L. Sibert and Mrs. Effie Brown, Doddridge, Ark.; and Mrs. Alice Howell, Texarkana, Ark., a half-brother, Dob Adcock, Hope, Ark., ?? grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him.

He also had one son, W.M. Adcock, deceased, and a brother and sister, both deceased. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward F. Adcock (1824 - 1894)
  Susaner R. Bryant Adcock (1827 - 1878)
 
 Spouses:
  Misouria E. Nelson Adcock (1858 - 1900)*
  Indiana Jane Nelson Adcock (1860 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  William Mathes Adcock (1880 - 1933)*
  James Pleasant Adcock (1885 - 1953)*
  Chester Arthur Adcock (1897 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Elizabeth Adcock Mooneyham (1860 - 1934)*
  John Mathes Adcock (1863 - 1940)
  Rosie Adcock Cantrell (1879 - 1953)**
  Effie L Adcock Bowen (1881 - 1967)**
  Lula E Adcock Sibert (1886 - 1974)**
  Alice Leona Adcock Howell (1888 - 1970)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Mason
 
Note: m.Annie
 
Burial:
Broken Bow Cemetery
Broken Bow
McCurtain County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: Elaine
Originally Created by: Sandie Manning Lambert
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21060730
John Mathes Adcock
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