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Arba Nelson Adams
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1842
Hyde Park
Lamoille County
Vermont, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1924
Wallowa County
Oregon, USA

Arba Nelson Adams 1842-1924

Arba Nelson Adams was born December 8, 1842 in Hyde Park, Lamoille county, Vermont to Joshua Adams and Roxanna Roxie (Newland) Adams.

His siblings include; Cordelia Adams who died in infancy, Ellery Xenophon Adams and Milton Ashley Adams.

He married Mary Margaret Bickel on November 7, 1869 in Portage, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of George Bickel and Catherine Bickel.

They became the parents to two daughters; Minnie Ruth (Adams) Vaughn and Rose Catherine (Adams) Hope.

Arba passed away on October 17, 1924 in Joseph, Oregon and was laid to rest in the Prairie Creek Cemetery, outside Joseph, Oregon.

Enterprise Record Chieftain Newspaper, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, dated (Thursday) October 23, 1924

Arba N. Adams

Another of Wallowa county's oldest pioneers was called to his long rest when last Friday morning Arba N. Adams of Upper Prairie creek passed into the great beyond. Altho Mr. Adams has been far from well and strong for many years he was able to be up and about his work until the day before his death.

Of late he has suffered pain in the region of his heart and about two weeks ago had an attack so serious a physician was called. The heart was found to be the troublesome factor but he recovered from that illness and went about as usual. Thursday night he suffered another severe attack but a physician was called and he rallied again. Friday morning, however, a last serere attack proved fatal before help could be summoned.

It was a severe shock to his aged wife who for more than fifty years has been his most faithful helpmate and companion. She was almost overcome at first but with her usal fortitude was able to greet her family and friends.

Arba N. Adams was born in Vermont Dec. 8, 1842, and died Oct. 17, 1924, aged 81 years, 10 months and 9 days. Mr. Adams lived in Vermont until the Civil war broke out when he enlisted in Co. H. 9th Vermont Colunteers, where he served until disabled two years later. He was in several hard battles and once was a prisoner for a short time.

After the war he returned to his native state for a short time and then went to Portage county, Wisconsin, where he engaged in lumbering. There on November 7, 1869, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Bickle, and in 1876 they made the long trip to Oregon, settling on the homestead where the family resided at the time of Mr. Adams' death.

They lived on their homestead until 1886 when they moved to Imnaha. There they built a home about eight miles above the bridge and engaged in the stock business. About 1909 they sold this stock ranch and returned to the valley homestead where they have since resided with the exception of a few years spent near Corning, California.

Mr. Adams was a direct descendent of the Adams family of Massachusetts that produced two presidents of the United States, one of his forehears having been a brother of John Adams.

He was a good citizen, a kind husband and father, a faithful friend. There is left to mourn his loss his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Vaughn, and her three children. Two other grandchildren, the daughters of Mrs. Roxie Hope, deceased, have always lived in the Adams home. There are several great grandchildren and a host of friends. The casket was covered with lovely flowers an evidence of the esteem in which Mr. Adams was held.

The funeral was conducted at the residence by the I.O.O.F. Silver Lake lodge of which Mr. Adams had been a member for many years. There was a final ceremony at the grave by the lodge and three old comrades of the civil war stood at the head of the grave. They were all members of John F. Reynolds G.A.R. post of which Mr. Adams was also a member.

Those attending the funeral from outside were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vaughn of Corning, California, and Mrs. Earl Gowing and two children of Eugene.

Family links: 
  Joshua Adams (1806 - 1897)
  Mary Margaret Bickel Adams (1855 - 1931)*
  Roxie Catherine Adams Hope (1884 - 1909)*
  Ellery X Adams (1838 - 1906)*
  Arba Nelson Adams (1842 - 1924)
*Calculated relationship
Joseph Cemetery
Wallowa County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 23
Maintained by: Michelle Drayton-Fisher
Originally Created by: Lorie
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
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