|Birth: ||May 7, 1865|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1894|
Died. At Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Ruth A. Adams, nee McQuown, June 6th 1894, of pneumonia. Age 29 year and 29 days.
Ruth Anna McQuown was born near Wheeling, West Virginia, May 7, 1865. She was the youngest of nine children 5 boys and 4 girls. She came to Brimfield, Ill. in Nov. 1866 with her mother, brother and sisters.
Here she was raised, here she grew to womanhood, here when almost 21 years of age, on the 21st day of Jan. 1886, she was united in marriage to Jas. A. Adams and with him went to Shelby, Iowa. They remained there but one year, and then on account of her ill health, they moved to Denver, Colorado. This was her home until death, with the exception of two years spent in San Luis Valley, Colorado.
She was of a bright, sunny disposition, a great friend of the little folks, always remembering and calling them each by name. From early childhood she was delicate and in poor health.
The fatal illness began at midnight June 2nd and during the four days until on June 6, the release came, her sufferings were intense. She was conscious during all the time with the exception of three hours. At the close her eyesight failed her and she was not permitted to look into the face of her husband while she said good bye. Her testimony, toward the closing hour, concerning her future was, "My pardon is sealed."
Her remains were brought by the sorrowing husband to Brimfield, Ill. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church, Friday June 8, at 2:30 p. m. conducted by Rev. C. L. Davenport. The sermon was preached from Matt. 24.44. After which a large procession of relatives and friends of the deceased accompanied the remains to the cemetery west of town, where they were laid tenderly away to wait the summons of the resurrection morn.
The loss to her loved ones is her eternal gain. Her sufferings forever ended and eternal rest her portion. The sympathies of the community are with the sorrowing ones left here on earth.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to sincerely thank the kind friends and neighbors for their manifest aid and sympathy in our late hour of sorrow.
Mrs. R. McQuown and Family
Rebecca Huey McQuown (1824 - 1901)
Mary McQuown Hart (1845 - 1933)*
Edward McQuown (1850 - 1911)*
Sarah McQuown Whetzel (1853 - 1932)*
Elizabeth S McQuown Pursell (1855 - 1940)*
Ruth Anna McQuown Adams (1865 - 1894)
Brimfield Township Cemetery
Maintained by: Lois and Daughters
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50143075
Rest in Peace cousin Ruth|
Added: Apr. 11, 2013
Added: Jun. 10, 2012