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Annie Spencer Adams
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1887
Death: Jun. 30, 1944
Brookhaven
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA

Interment was made in Rosehill cemetery.

Pallbearers were S. Benton Cain, J.W. McGrath, Claude Bowen, A.S. Minton, and Roy Boadwee, and Frank Decell of Glancy.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Phebean Class of the Baptist Sunday School of which Mrs. Adams was a member.

Mrs. Adams spent nearly all of her life in this city, having come to Brookhaven as a schoolgirl with her late parents, Emmett Spencer, a Confederate veteran, and Mrs. Josephine Higdon Spencer, and the others of their family.

She graduated from the local high school and held responsible business positions here. For a number of years she was employed as casher at McGrath's. She was secretary to the Lincoln County Superintendent of Education at the time of her death.

Her husband, the late Will Adams, of Brookhaven, a civillian instructor in auto-mechanics at Camp Lee, Va., died a year ago last February.

Mrs. Adams admirable traits of character, and attractive, interesting personality held the affection of family and kindred and won the esteem and friendship of others.

She was a prized member of the Phebean Class of the Baptist Sunday School, Baptist church and the O.E.S.

Surviving are her brothers, John W. Spencer, an employee of the postoffice, Jackson, Miss.; Burrell Spencer, an automotive instructor, Ft. Knox, Ky.; sister, Mrs. John R. Baylis, Chicago; and stepson, Lt. Wm. A. (Billy) Adams, a pilot in the army air corps, understood to be in the Far East.

In their sorrwow, all have the sincere sympathy of friends.

7/5/1944

***
Mrs. Annie S. Adams Found Unconscious At Home Wednesday
Mystery Surrounds Injury To Well Known Resident

Mrs. Annie Spencer Adams, middle-aged widow of the late Will Adams, was reported better, but still unconscious Thursday morning at the King's Daughters Hospital where she had been taken by ambulance near non Wednesday, after having been discovered on the living room floor of her home on Warren Avenue, near the overhead railroad bridge.

Mrs. Adams failed to report to her work as secretary in the office of the Lincoln County Supt. of Education, Wednesday morning. No message was received from her, so near 9 o'clock, Mr. Minton inquired about her of Mrs. Myra Dunning Hart (Mrs. F. Jonah Hart), a nextdoor neighbor of Mrs. Adams, and employed in the Lincoln County Health Department adjoining that of the Supt. of Education.

As a result of Mrs. Hart's efforts, her maid went to investigate. Upon receiving no response at the house, the maid told Mrs. Mattie McNair Dunning, mother of Mrs. Hart, who lives next to the Harts, with another son-in-law and daughter, and the two entered the Adams house. Mrs. Adams was on the floor, tables and a gas heater overturned, and vases, and a lamp which had stood on the table and Mrs. Adams' glasses broken.

Mrs. Dunning tried to secure a doctor by 'phoning from the Adams house, and failing notified Mrs. Hart. Through the latter's efforts, Dr. W.R. May, head of the Lincoln County Health Unit, Mrs. Warren a health nurse and Superintendent Minton hurried to help in the emergency.

Mrs. Adam's condition was understood to be critical Wednesday afternoon, and her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Will Spencer of Jackson haastened to join her.

A purse with a substantial sum and other valuables, a watch amongh them, had apparently not been molested at the Adams home.

It is surmised that Mrs. Adams' crash to the floor and overturn of furniture occured after 6. A.M. Wednesday, as roomers who left the home near that time reported they had heard no usuaual noise.

Sheriff R.B. Young said that no statement was being given out as this time, as the investigation was incomplete.

7/5/1944
Courtesy of Sue Dorman 
 
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 Parents:
  Newton Emmett Spencer (1847 - 1924)
  Josephine Higdon Spencer (1851 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  William Alonzo Adams (1886 - 1943)*
 
 Sibling:
  Burrell Edmund Spencer (1855 - 1946)*
  Annie Spencer Adams (1887 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Brookhaven
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Section 38 Lot 37/38
 
Created by: Denise Bowman Flynn
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50064553
Annie <i>Spencer</i> Adams
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