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Adaline L. Showers Willett
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1844
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1922
Henry County
Illinois, USA

Adaline L. Showers Willett, daughter of Caty L. P. and Thomas Benjamin Showers, pioneers of Henry County,IL. Children: Caroline "Carrie" (m. Robert Frank McCullough); Chastina Ellen (m. Clark Swiger); Etta Anora (m.James Irving Barrick); Cora Adaline (m.Herbert Elias Mallory) ; Lotta J. (m.Jesse M. Sigsworth) and Marshall John Willett (m.Edith "Clyde" Pask).

COUNTY PIONEER IN FINAL SLEEP: Dies Suddenly At Her Home Early This Morning -Found InChair
Mrs. Adaline A. Willett, a well-known resident of Kewanee, was found dead in her home 121 Smith Street, about 8 o'clock this morning. She lived alone at her home and it is evident that she was up and about the house as usual this morning. Shortly before 8 o'clock this morning, her son, Marshall J. Willett, who lives at 314 Willard Street, made his usual morning call at his mother's home, on his way to work. He found the back door open, the kitchen fire burning, and upon looking about for his mother, he found her lifeless body seated in a chair by the kitchen window.

Coroner D. F. Stewart was notified, and an inquest was held at the undertaking parlors of Erickson& McHugh at 10 o'clock this morning. After hearing the testimony of the son, Marshall J. Willett, and the daughter, Mrs. H. E. Mallory, Dr. W. T. Heaps was called to the stand and testified that he had been treating Mrs. Willett for several years. She had chronic indigestion, also gall bladder trouble. About twice a year she would have a severe attack, after which she would appear to be in her usual health. In his opinion death was due to an attack of acute indigestion, complicated with gallbladder trouble.This cause of death was also assigned by the jury which comprised the following: F. M. Wedge, foreman; Chas. E. Maynard, John F. Peart, M.E. White, B. P. McHugh and J. H Ratchford.

Mrs. Willett was born in Little Rock, Wisconsin,January 3, 1844, and at the time of her passing she was 78 years, 9 months and 17 days old. She lived in Annawan, Ill., for many years. There her husband passed away twelve years ago. Four years later she came to this city, making her home at 121 Smith Street. For more than sixty years Mrs. Willett was a faithful member of the Baptist church, having united with the church in Annawan, later transferring her membership to the First Baptist church of this city. She was also a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and the Wethersfield Social Circle. She was friendly by nature, and news of her sudden death comes as a shock to her many friends.

Mrs. Willett is survived by the following children:Mrs. H. E. Mallory and Marshall J.Willett, Kewanee; Mrs. Frank McCullough, Austin, Minn.; Mrs. Clark Swiger, Atlantic, Iowa; Mrs. Etta Barrick, Mankato, Minn.; Mrs. Lottie Figsworth, South Amherst, Ohio. There are also thirteen grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Arrangements for the funeral will not be completed until word has been received from out of town relatives.

Thought to be from a Kewanee, IL.Newspaper late October, 1922 
Family links: 
  Thomas Benjamin Showers (1808 - 1880)
  Catie L. P. Rogers Showers (1815 - 1881)
  John Willett (1832 - 1909)
  Caroline Willett McCullough (1858 - 1927)*
  Chastina Ellen Willett Swiger (1862 - 1943)*
  Etta Anora Willett Barrick (1868 - 1940)*
  Cora Adaline Willett Mallory (1870 - 1932)*
  Lotta Jane Willett Sigsworth (1872 - 1950)*
  Marshall John Willett (1885 - 1951)*
  William Horace Showers (1833 - 1925)*
  John Rogers Showers (1838 - 1916)*
  Adaline L. Showers Willett (1844 - 1922)
  Caroline L. Showers Johnson (1844 - 1912)*
  Gustavus Adolphus Showers (1847 - 1929)*
  Josephine Luticia Showers Crow (1848 - 1927)*
  Charles Davenport Showers (1850 - 1939)*
  Eldora Showers (1859 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Annawan Cemetery
Henry County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Dec 08, 2007
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Adaline L. <i>Showers</i> Willett
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- Gerhardt Leffler
 Added: Aug. 21, 2008

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