|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1834|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1917|
Mrs. Cynthia Belvel, an aged resident of this place (Lineville, Iowa) died at her home in the north part of town Sunday, December 9, 1917 aged 83 years. She had been in an enfeebled condition both in body and mind, for the past year and the circumstance surrounding her death was very shocking and heart rendering. Her son, William Adair, who had been living at her home and taking care of her, for the past several years. had placed his mother in a comfortable chair near the stove Sunday morning, then informed her that he was going to the wood shed for some wood and would be back in a few minutes, and for her not to bother the stove, but before he could return, he heard the door to the house open and on turning around was horrified to discover his mother coming out the door with her clothes on fire. He ran to her assistance and in a few moments succeed in extinguishing the flames, but not soon enough to prevent the flames from horribly burning her side and one arm which is thought to be the immediate cause
Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. R.C.Russell, interment following at the Corder Cemetery, 5 miles north of Lineville.
Cyntha E.Adair, was born in Ohio, November 8, 1834, died at Lineville, Sunday December 9, 1917 aged 83 years. August 4, 1856 she was married to Vincent (sic) Adair in Decatur County, Iowa and to this union 8 children were born, all but one of whom survive her. Vincent Adair died in 1868 and in1881 she was again married to William Belvel and to this union one daughter, Elnora, was born, who died in 1908.
She has been connected with the church early childhood and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church about 50 years ago.
She leaves to morn her loss 4 sons and 3 daughters, about 25 grandchildren, besides a host of friends"
She had such a tough life and death. Some of Mary and Edward's children remember her coming to Colorado to visit. She was a short lady, probable not 5 foot tall and fire-red hair and smoked a corn cob pipe.
Robert Vinson Adair (1836 - 1868)*
William Tecumseh Belvel (1831 - 1895)*
John Andrew Adair (1855 - 1942)*
Elnora Belvel Phillips (1880 - 1908)*
Created by: Laurence Corder
Record added: Jan 14, 2007
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