|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1833|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 1911|
RESIDENT OF COUNTY FORTY YEARS
AGED CITIZEN OF SAYBROOK EXPIRES AT THE AGE OF 88
-- SKETCH OF HER LIFE.
Mrs. Matilda Adams, one of the well-known residents of McLean county, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, at her home in Saybrook, following an illness of two years. For a year prior to her death she was confined to her bed and heath was not unexpected. Mrs. Adams was a resident of Saybrook from the year 1869 until her death, being one of the best known and highly esteemed women in that vicinity. The deceased was born on June 15, 1833, near Colfax in this county, her maiden name being Miss Matilda Henline, the daughter of George and Marguerite Henline. On June 14, 1849, at the age of 16 years she was united in marriage to Matthew Adams, the ceremony being preformed at the home of her parents in Colfax. Mr. Adams lived until June 14th, 1903, dying upon the 54 anniversary of his marriage.
CELEBRATED 50TH EVENT.
On June 14, 1899, Mr. and Mrs. Adams celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage, the occasion being fittingly observed at Saybrook. An elaborate menu was served at that time and a large number were present, many of whom brought desirable presents for the elderly couple.
During her youth, Mrs. Adams was a daring equestrian and the roads were never too bad, nor the horse too fractious but what she would ride to town or over to a neighbor's if she was so disposed. She was also noted far and wide for her excellence in driving.
During the early part of her married life, McLean county was nothing less than a wilderness. She endured all the hardships of pioneer life, which today form interesting parts of many a conversation. During her childhood days, her parents were obliged to pound corn between stones in order to obtain meal and hominy, and later, during her early married life, wolves would chase geese in the front yard and kill the sheep in the pasture.
ONE SISTER LIVING.
Mrs. Adams is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Gregory of Normal. The following sons and daughters are living; George M. Adams of Bloomington; D. E. Adams of Cairo; D. J. Adams of Tipton, Ind.; Mrs. Temple Vercheval of Harper, Ia.; and Mrs. W. O. Perry of Bloomington.
Previous to her death, Mrs. Adams made all arrangements for her death and settled up everything, even to the arranging for the funeral and funeral expenses.
Notice of the funeral will be found in another column of this paper.
Saybrook Gazette, Wednesday, October 12, 1911
George Henline (1824 - 1855)
Margaret Henline (1798 - 1872)
Matthew Adams (1822 - 1903)*
Temperance Delphine Adams Vercheval (1852 - 1919)*
George M Adams (1859 - 1921)*
Dawson J. Adams (1862 - 1923)*
D. Eric Adams (1865 - 1931)*
George Henline (1824 - 1855)**
Mary Ann L Henline Gregory (1829 - 1916)*
Matilda Jane Henline Adams (1833 - 1911)
Lee Henline (1849 - 1852)**
Note: wife of Mathew
Maintained by: Gennaphyr
Originally Created by: betty bottles
Record added: Jan 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47225385