|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1866|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1938|
Adam Lincoln Dershem, youngest son of Jacob and Pauline Dershem, was born September 3, 1866, in Henry county, Illinois. He passed away at his home in Kensington, Kansas, at 12:45 p.m., on Sunday, January 16, 1938, at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 14 days.
..When he was two years old his mother died, and his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Peters, took him in their home. In December 1876, the Peters family moved to Smith county, Kansas, and it was here he grew to manhood.
..On November 28, 1889, he was united in marriage to Delilla Melville Gibson. To this union was born two daughters, Cella Gertrude, and an infant sister who died.
..Mr. and Mrs. Dershem made their home on a farm four miles north of this city, where with the exception of one year spent in Iowa, they resided until September 1919, when they moved to the present home in this city. His companion preceded him in death on October 14, 1934.
..Of the immediate family he leaves to mourn his passing away, the daughter, Clella Gertrude Thieler, and son in law, Arthur George Thieler; four grandchildren, Mrs. Berniece Kinyon, Miss Althea Thieler and Merton Thieler of the home, and Max Thieler of Smith Center; grand son in-law, John Kinyon; three great grandchildren, Elaine, Darrel and Ethel Kinyon; one sister, Mrs. L. C. Smith of Kensington, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn the passing of a good citizen.
..Ad, as he was familiarly known, was a member the past thirty years of the Methodist Church; a member of the I. O. O. F. and Masonic Lodges of Kensington, to which he was very faithful as long as his health permitted him. Mr. Dershem was a pioneer mail carrier of this section, on a star route from Smith Center to Germantown from 1882 to 1886. The past few years he had been engaged in the produce business in this city.
..Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon, January 18, conducted by Rev Stelson assisted by Rev Smith. The I.O.O.F. and Mason Lodges were in attendance and both took part in the march, the former furnishing the pallbearers and honorary pallbearers and guarded the march. The Masonic Order took part in the march and held the burial rite at the cemetery, which was very impressive. Thus a very worthy citizen has been laid to rest.
source: Kensington Mirror, Jan 28, 1938
This info provided by: Ronald McCartney (#47515388)
Delilla Melville Gibson Dershem (1868 - 1934)*
Olive Branch Cemetery
Created by: Betty Gower
Record added: Sep 05, 2011
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