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Ada Lila Platz Douglas
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1862
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 11, 1948
Gove County
Kansas, USA

Obituary Register of Deeds Office Gove, KS


Ada Douglas was born in Ohio, moved with parents to Indiana and then to Tennessee. In Dec. of 1878 age 16 yrs. she married a neighbor boy, John Simmons age 22 yrs. They came west with her parents and landed at Park, Kansas on May 11, 1879. Their homestead was on the SW1/4 22-12-28. The present home of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Graham. She proved up on this land.

Her maiden name was Ada Platz. Ada Maddox married John Douglass Sept 27, 1897.

A son Claude Simmons was born Feb. 26, 1880. Her husband John died Aug.1, 1881. In 1886 she married Wiley (Buyer) Maddox. Their children were Will Maddox, May Maddox (Cobb) and Joseph Maddox. Mr. Maddox died in 1894. In 1898 she married Mr. John Douglass of Grinnell. He passed away in 1913. She spent her later years in Gove.

Ada L. Douglass was born September 30, 1862, in Stark County, Indiana, and died, after a lingering illness, on May 11, 1948.

Mrs. Douglass was one of the pioneers in western Kansas, coming to Gove county in May, 1879, where she spent the remainder of her early life. Accepting the Christian way of livng in her youth, she united with the Methodist Church. And high Christian ideals have claimed her loyalty through the years.

One daughter Edith May preceded her in death in 1905. The surviving members of the family are a brother Charlie Platz of Pawnee, Oklahoma; three sons, Claude F., Gove, Kan., William E., San Francisco, Calif., Joseph R., Grinnell, Kansas. Also there are 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Douglass, 85, were conducted at the Gove Methodist church last Friday afternoon, with Rev. V.J. Smith of Gove officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Don Hall, Oakley mortician.

Hymns were sung by Mrs. R.S. Coberly and Mrs. A.A. packard, with Mrs. Jesse I. Linder accompanying at the piano.

Pallbearers were Fordie Brown, Wayne Beesley, Joe Hockersmith, Harlan Tustin, Earl Johnson, Dick Mendenhall.

Interment was in the Gove cemetery.

In memory of Grandma Douglass
(Written by Mrs. May James)
She's gone, she's gone
From this world to you.
Her soul has reached that Great Beyond.
Grieve not for her,
She was ready to go,
She had lived many days
In this world below.
She had done many deeds
Of kindness and love,
E'vr her soul took its flight
To Heaven above.
For her all sorrow
And pain are past.
She is safe with the God
She had served to the last.
With mortal eyes
You will see her no more.
Still she beckons you all
To that beautiful shore.
Though out on yon hill
Her body now lies;
Her soul is with Jesus
in paradise.

Card of Thanks

Thanking our kind friends and neighbors for their helpfulness, kindness and sympathy in the lingering illness and death of our Mother.

Mr. and Mrs. C.F.Simmons
Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Maddox
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Maddox
Family links: 
  Katherine Platz (1833 - 1881)
  Byers Wiley Maddox (1851 - 1894)*
  Edith May Maddox Cobb (1887 - 1905)*
  Joseph R Maddox (1891 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Gove Cemetery
Gove County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section E Block 2 Lot 18
Created by: Barb Werner
Record added: Jul 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73321846
Ada Lila <i>Platz</i> Douglas
Added by: Barb Werner
Ada Lila <i>Platz</i> Douglas
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 Added: Feb. 17, 2015

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