|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1846|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1933|
"Obituary - Adam Cassaday - Adam Cassaday was born in Indiana February 18, 1846, and departed this life near Slater, Mo., December 25, 1933, having attained the unusual age of nearly 88 years. In childhood he came west with his parents to Iowa and thence after a number of years to Saline county, Missouri. Twenty-nine years ago he came with his family to Benton County near Lincoln, spending most of his life as a farmer and was quite successful. In 1875 he married Miss Fannie Stallsworth. They reared a large and worthy family of eight children, three sons and five daughters who survive them. One child died in infancy. The sons are John and Harvey of Slater, and William of Lincoln, Mo. The daughters are Mrs. Nora Sprague, Slater; Mrs. C.A. Harris, Clifton, Colo.; Mrs. E.P. Harms, Hughesville; and Mrs. L.W. Harms and Mrs. C.L. Kreisler, Lincoln. All these with their families were present at the funeral except Mrs. Harris. There are 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, most of whom were in attendance at their grandfather's funeral services. About fourteen years ago he and his aged and enfeebled companion left the farm and moved to Lincoln where they lived quietly and happily until over two years ago when his beloved helpmate was taken to her heavenly home. Most of these lonely months were spent in the homes of his children. A few weeks ago he took seriously ill at the home of a son near Slater and though he was given every medical and tender personal attention possible he finished his life on Christmas morning to join the glorious celebrants above. After moving to Lincoln he united with the Methodist chirch of which his wife had been a member some years. But their growing age and feebleness prevented them from very regular attendance at church, but enjoyed the visits and pastoral services in their home by their minister and the minister also enjoyed their cordial christian fellowship. He and his family were happy in living their simple, honest and neighborly lives which won them many friends who join them in sympathetic sorrow. Mr. Cassaday was the last of a local group of photographed civil war veterans about Lincoln, he having served creditably in the federal forces. His funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Lincoln, December 26 and buried in the local cemetery alond side of his beloved companion. Rev. S.P. Cayton, a former pastor officiating. The pall bearers were local friends of the family . . By a Former Pastor."
Provided by Rick Harms ("Descendants of Thomas Cassaday", manuscript, 23-Sep-2006) Adam's great-grandson.
Fannie Marshall Stallsworth Cassaday (1856 - 1932)*
Alice Cassady (1882 - 1884)*
Harvey Thomas Cassaday (1889 - 1960)*
Cora Elizabeth Cassaday Harms (1892 - 1981)*
John Franklin Cassady (1903 - 1967)*
Created by: Barbara Blum
Record added: Oct 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31042998