|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1838|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1903|
A Tribute to the Late R. S. Adams At a meeting on Sunday, January 8, 1904, of the Front Royal Baptist Church, the following preamble and resolutions upon the death of Mr. Robert S. Adams, a deacon who was ordained in the year 1900 and who died in Front Royal December 25, 1903, were adopted: WHEREAS, Our Heavenly Father, in His wisdom, has removed from our midst our friend and brother in Christ, Robert S. Adams, a member of this body a Christian man --con- sistent in walk and conversation; whose counsels were wise, helpful and healthful: careful of his conclu- sions and steadfast in his purpose: a lover of home, provident, prudent and affectionate: therefore Resolved, That we do conscien- tiously believe that he is now enjoy- ing the reward of his fidelity to God, to home and loved ones, to friends and the general public, and in this hope we have consolation. 2. That this paper be inscribed on the Church Records and that a copy of it be transmitted to his family, with whom we sincerely sympathize in this hour of sad bereavement and irreparable loss. N. S. Waller, } W. C. Weaver, } Deacons Jno. M. Lake, }
ROBERT STRIBLING ADAMS was born March 3, 1838, and died Christmas morning, 1903. In the midst of the joys and anticipated leasures of the Christmas season God called him suddenly away from the glad, happy home circle. He leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter, with a large circle of friends, to mourn his departure. In early life he was baptised into the fel- lowship of the Warrenton Baptist church by Dr. J. L. Burrows, and lived to adorn his profession. He had occasion to change his home at various time, but whereever he wived, he took his letter, united with the church, thus identifying himself with God's people and helping in the Lord's work. When the sum- mons came he was serving the Master as a dea- con in the Front Royal church. Brother Adams was married twice. His first wife was Miss Julia Chapin, of Lexington, Va., and his second was Miss Webb Kerfoot, of Clarke county, Va. He was a devoted husband, a fond father and a faithful friend, and his ac- quaintances knew that they could depend on him. Proverbs *viii, 24 Brother Adams was laid to rest in Prospect Hill cemetery by the Masonic fraternity on Sunday morning, the 27th of December. May the God of all grace give comfort and support to the hearts of the bereaved children and sorrowing worfe, who awaits with patient submission the summons to the never-ending reunion! Let us sorrow not, even as others who have no hope. T. B. B. Front Royal, Va.
Death of Mr. R. S. Adams. Our town was shocked by the sud- den death of Mr. R. S. Adams on Christmas morning. Mr. Adams who was the head of the mercantile house of Adams-Downing Co. had been in perfect health to al appear- ances during the day before. That night he spent at the house of his sone George on Manor Avenue. Dur- ing supper he remarked that he had a hard day, but now felt ready for another. At two o'clock that night he passed away. Heart trou- ble was the causse. He was in his sixty-sicth year, and a man highly esteemed for his sterling worth and unimpeachable integrity. In early life he attached himself to the New School Baptist Church and has from his youth up been a faithful, earnest Christian. faithful in his frind- ship, charitable to the faults of oth- ers, he strove to fulfill in this life his duty to his God and his fellow-man. This community has sustained in him the loss of a good citizen, and a Christian gentleman. The funeral services were held where he died at the residence of his son, conducted in a most impressive manner by his old friend, Rev. R. B. Shepherd. At his request his body was laid to rest after the beautiful rites and ceremo- nies of the Masonic order, of which he was a loved and a bright member. A very large concourse of relatives, friends and citizens accompanied the body to Prospect Hill Cemetery where all that was mortal of a good man was laid to rest until the trum- pet of the Lord shall summon him on high to enjoy the blest inheritance of those that dwell with the Lord. To the bereaved wife who for so manyu years has been his faithful and loved companion and to the sons and daughter left to mourn his death the SENTENEL venture to express its sor- row and offer its sympathies not for him, for he is blest, but for their loss.
Lucy Webb Kerfoot Adams (1842 - 1923)*
George S Adams (1867 - 1916)*
William Kerfoot Adams (1868 - 1931)*
Robert L Adams (1871 - 1882)*
Julia M Adams Brown (1873 - 1950)*
Prospect Hill Cemetery
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