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Elijah Wilford Adams
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1874
Vernon County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1951
Wisconsin, USA

Elijah was born November 6, 1874 in Clinton Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin, son of Mighill Dustin Adams and Ellen Nora Smith. He died December 19, 1951, probably in Vernon County, aged 77 years, 1 month and 13 days, and was buried there in the Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, Wisconsin.

Elijah married twice with his first marriage January 14, 1899 to Dessie Francena McKinney in Webster Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Dessie was born April 1, 1880 in Webster Township, daughter of John Henry McKinney and Almeda Finetta Alderman. She died in 1957 in Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin and was buried there in the Dell Cemetery. Elijah and Dessie apparently divorced in about 1902. No known children.

On April 2, 1902 Elijah was united in marriage to Mary Margaret Calhoun. Mary was born February 17, 1878 in Wisconsin, daughter of Silas Calhoun and Ida M. Ceneway. She died February 15, 1936 in Clinton Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin, aged 57 years, 11 months and 28 days, and was buried in the Viroqua Cemetery, probably by the remains of her husband Elijah.

This was Mary's second marriage with her first marriage in 1896 to LeForce Terhune ending in divorce. Their one child was, Lenore Mae Terhune, born July 8, 1898. Lenore never married and died December 21, 1919 at Hudson, Wisconsin. Her place of burial is unknown. In the 1910 US Census report LeForce was found to be a house painter residing in Viroqua, Wisconsin with his wife Hazel who he had married in 1909.
Family links: 
  Mighill Dustin Adams (1838 - 1883)
  Ellen Nora Smith Alderman (1850 - 1906)
  Dessie Francena McKinney Norris (1880 - 1957)
  Mary Margaret Calhoun Adams (1878 - 1936)
  Mighill W. Adams (1904 - 1979)*
  Warren F. Adams (____ - 1870)**
  Orthello N. Adams (1860 - 1927)**
  Sarah Frances Adams Bold (1872 - 1910)*
  Elijah Wilford Adams (1874 - 1951)
  Charles Wesley Adams (1880 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Viroqua Cemetery
Vernon County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Oct 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7980894
Elijah Wilford Adams
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Elijah Wilford Adams
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