|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1855|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1927|
Obit by Jim Gillis
Obituary appears in the following newspapers:
Adams William D. Republican August 25 1927 3
Adams William D. Tribune August 24 1927 4,9
Adams William D. Tribune August 31 1927 2,8
W. D. ADAMS DIES
William D. Adams died at his home in Rosedale Sunday morning after a week's illness resulting from a stroke of paralysis. He was born and lived all his life until removing to Rosedale a few years ago, on the farm south of Jessup, which his father, the late Wm. C. Adams had entered from the U.S. government. He was 71 years of age and is survived by the widow, Mrs. Henrietta Allbright Adams and two brothers, Albert Adams of Raccoon township, and Reuben Adams of Canton, Okla. Funeral services were held at Friendly Grove Baptist church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. William McKeehai of Beech Grove, officiating. Burial was in the Adams cemetery. Mr. Adams was a man who lived a most worth life and was highly respected by everyone.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS
William D. Adams youngest son of William C. and Mary Sale Adams, was born on a farm southeast of Jessup in Florida township, Nov. 23, 1855, being one of a large family of children all of whom have preceded him to the great beyond but two brothers.
He spent his childhood and most of his life on this home farm. Getting his education in the country schools of his neighborhood.
He was reared to manhood by those sturdy pioneer parents who instilled into his life those fundamental principles of righteousness, honesty and good citizenship which marked his entire life, and will be remembered by all of us who were intimately associated with him here and who were benefitted by contact with so noble a life and character.
It might be truly said of him that he was a "gentleman of the old school" in all that the phrase implies.
He was married to Mary E. Allbright August 19, 1877, being 50 years last Friday. To this union were born two children--Elmer and Ethel, she dying at the tender age of 2 1/2 years, and Elmer in young manhood at the age of 24 years. His wife being called just 3 days later.
This bereavement proved a great shock to Mr. Adams and had it not been for that sturdy character and disposition that determined spirit of sacrifice, it would have been almost unbearable, for his whole life and interests were wrapped up in his family.
On Dec. 31, 1906 he was married to Henrietta Allbright, and later moved from the farm to Rosedale where he passed away Aug. 21, 1927, aged 71 years, 8 months and 28 days.
He is survived by the widow, Henrietta Adams, two brothers, Albert, of Raccoon township, and Reuben of Oklahoma, a large number of nieces and nephews, numerous relatives and friends who will sadly miss his presence.
In his home he was lovable and considerate, always having the comforts of his family and friends foremost. In his business dealings he was above reproach; honesty and uprightness being characteristic of his everyday life. In his home he will of course, be missed most of all, but to his neighbors and friends he will also be missed for that jovial disposition which was always apparent, had endeared him to all with whom he came in contact.
Such lives as was lived by Mr. Adams are not lived in vain. And this world would be greatly benefitted if we had many more such men.
It is indeed hard to console ourselves to the loss of so valuable a companion, citizen and neighbor, but "He who doeth all things well" has seen fit to call him from labor to rest, and we bow in humble submission to His will.
The above obituaries appeared in local newspapers of Rockville, Parke County; Rockville Tribune or the Rockville Republican, respectively, shortly after his death on 24 August 1927. He was fondly known as "Little Billy" by his family and friends.
William Clark Adams (1808 - 1861)
Mary Sale Adams (1812 - 1888)
Mary Elizabeth Allbright Adams (1858 - 1905)
Henrietta Allbright Adams (1865 - 1949)*
Elmer Adams (1880 - 1905)*
Mary Ethel Adams (1887 - 1899)*
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Originally Created by: Vada L. Long
Record added: Jul 09, 2007
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