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Florence May Draper Adams
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Birth: May 23, 1900
Nemaha County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1920
Jackson County
Kansas, USA

Mrs. Ruben Adams, a young woman living ten miles southwest of Holton near the reservation line, was burned to death Tuesday morning when the house caught fire and was totally destroyed. Her husbandís efforts to rescue her from the blazing building were fruitless .... Mr. Adams arose early Tuesday morning, kindled the kitchen fire and went out to do his chores. Presently he noticed the house in flames. He rushed in and found his wife lying prone on the kitchen floor. She seemed unconscious. He went into the bedroom and carried their two young children to safety and started back to carry out Mrs. Adams. The fire by this time had became too intense ... Mrs. Adams was about twenty-one years old ... supposed she was using the coal oil to build up the fire and an explosion occurred resulting in her suffocation....
The Holton Recorder, April 15, 1920.

Florence May Draper, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Draper, was born at Ontario, Kan., May 23, 1900. She moved with her parents to the Pleasant Valley neighborhood in 1908, and attended the public schools. She was married to Reuben Adams on June 26, 1916. To them were born two children, Charles Francis, two and one-half years old, and Wilma Irene, one year old. She was a member of a family of nine, four brothers and five sisters. All of whom survive her, except her brother Fred, who died fifteen years ago. She met her untimely death on Tuesday morning, April 13, 1920. She was buried from the home of her husbandís parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adams .... She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Holton ...
The Holton Recorder, April 22, 1920.
Family links: 
  Reuben F. Adams (1894 - 1972)*
  Wilma Adams Wilson (1919 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Holton Cemetery
Jackson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 4, Block 81
Created by: Thomas Mick
Record added: Aug 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29398679
Florence May <i>Draper</i> Adams
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 Added: May. 13, 2009

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