|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1921|
Kate, daughter of Abbie Ransom and Andrew Dunning, was born in Plattesburg, New York, and came to Prescott as a school teacher in December 1879. A graduate of the Normal School at Oswego, New York, she taught at the Prescott Free Academy. Of her, the 9 January 1880 Miner said: "Miss Dunning, the new school mistress...(whom) we hear spoken of very highly. We think that a young lady who has the courage to leave friends, home and plenty to come into this far-off land to teach our young folks and prepare their minds for great and good deeds hereafter should receive the extended hand of welcome from all."
On 6 July 1881, she married local business man, Amos D. Adams, of the firm of Clark and Adams, a lumber business whose old sawmill on the Groom Creek Road was a landmark of that vicinity. Kate had five children, three of whom survived her, including Helen Colton, who is also represented in the Rose Garden, Alice Adams Knipe, and Henry Adams. A son, Arthur, died at the age of thirteen and a girl, Louise, was lost in infancy.
One of the many persons helped by Kate was Sharlot Hall, whose ranch was too far from town to allow her to go to school. Sharlot lived at 103 South Mt. Vernon with the Adams family as a mother's helper. According to her obituary, Kate was a "deep thinker, a giver of counsel, thoughtful, aesthetic, and bright."
Amos Darwin Adams (1848 - 1916)*
Helen Adams Colton (1884 - 1943)*
Alice Dunning Adams Knipe (1886 - 1972)*
Henry Farnum Adams (1889 - 1962)*
Arthur D. Adams (1890 - 1902)*
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: KRW
Record added: Oct 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16274473