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Dorcas Esther Lathrop Adams
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1839
Madison County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1910
Saratoga Springs
Saratoga County
New York, USA

After an illness of only a few days, Mrs. Dorcas Esther Lathrop, widow of John Quincy Adams, of this village, died at 5:45 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Frink Ingham, No. 186 Union avenue. Her death was a great shock to her many friends who had not realized that her illness would be fatal.

Mrs. Adams had been staying with her daughter, Mrs. Frank W. Case, at her Nelson avenue home during the winter, and last Wednesday afternoon went to Mrs. Ingham's for dinner. During the evening she complained of not feeling as well as usual and partly on that account and partly on account of the storm, remained at Mrs. Ingham's house. During the night she was taken ill and her physician, Dr. Earl H. King, was called. He diagnosed the case as acute indigestion.

She was apparently recovering until Saturday morning, when her heart became affected and sinking spells began, with frequent recurrences until her death occurred early this morning. Death was due to arterial heart trouble.

Mrs. Adams was born on October 8, 1839, in Madison, Madison county, the daughter of Thomas and Laura Beebee Lathrop. Her father died when she was very young, and when about nine years of age she with her mother came to Saratoga, which always afterwards was her home. She was educated at the Fort Edward Institute, and on March 12, 1861, was married in Gansevoort to Mr. Adams, who was a native of this village. All her married life was spent here, where her husband died in 1887.

Mrs. Adams was a member of the First Baptist church of this village and was a constant attendant at its services. In her younger days, Mrs. Adams was active in the women's organizations of the church and at one time was president of the Ladies' Aid Society. In all the causes which appealed to her, Mrs. Adams was an interested, energetic and helpful worker, unsparing in her efforts for the good of the object which took her attention. She was one of the best known women of the village and retained an active interest in all its affairs. Until her final illness, Mrs. Adams had been in excellent health for a woman of her years.

Mrs. Adams is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John E. Hodgman, Mrs. Philip S. Wakeley, Mrs. Frank W. Case, Mrs. W. Frink Ingham and Miss C. Augusta Adams, seven grandchildren, and one sister, Miss Florence D. Lathrop, all of Saratoga Springs.

The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Mrs. Ingham's house. Interment will be made in Greenridge cemetery.

From The Saratogian
January 10, 1910
Greenridge Cemetery
Saratoga Springs
Saratoga County
New York, USA
Plot: L (New)
Created by: Tina
Record added: Oct 09, 2007
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Dorcas Esther <i>Lathrop</i> Adams
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