|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1847|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1909|
ALDERMAN ADAMS CALLED BY DEATH
WAS RESIDENT OF LEXINGTON FOR ALMOST SIXTY YEARS -- PNEUMONIA CAUSED HIS DEATH.
Benjamin Leonodas Adams was born at Selma in the township of Lexington, IL, Dec. 17, 1847 and passed the who of his life in this section except about three years which time he lived in Iowa. In 1894 his home in the Hawkeye state (OH) was decided by a cyclone and so he decided to return to the place of his nativity, since which time he has been a resident of Lexington.
He was married to Miss Mary Elizabath Duncan, Feb. 24, 1870 and 9 children were born to them of whom four survive him, Harry Stewart Adams, Ira Oris, Mrs. Mabel Eastwood and Raymond Bert. The sons are residents of Lexington, but Mrs. Eastwood lives near Towanda.
Mr. Adams was a member of the Methodist church, and belonged to the following orders, the International Order of Odd Fellows, the Yeoman of America and the Court of Honor, and was also a member of the city council, having been elected as an alderman in the 1st ward last spring.
He carried $3,000 insurance -- $1,000 in the Yeoman and $2,000 in the Court of Honor.
Mr. Adams enjoyed good health and in his later life was strong for a man of his age. This was the case until eight weeks ago when he met with a severe accident, in which his left hip was dislocated. He was taken at once to Brokaw hospital where he remained for a month and was then brought home. Three weeks later pneumonia developed, which owing to the prostration incident of his confinement, terminated fatally at 2:11 a. m. Monday.
The funeral was held from the M. E. church at 1 p. m. Wednesday, his pastor, Rev. R. B. Seaman officiated. The burial which was in Selma cemetery was in charge of the Odd Fellow's lodge. The attendance was large and the expressions of grief were marked. Besides the children, he left his wife, two brothers, Rev. Benton Adams of Iola, KS, William Adams of Kankakee, IL; three grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Mr. Adams was a conscientious, upright man, who had the confidence and respect of all who knew him
James Adams (1826 - 1906)
Margaret Foster Adams (1825 - 1855)
Mary Elizabeth Duncan Adams (1850 - 1937)*
Unknown Adams (____ - 1889)*
Ida B Adams (1872 - 1872)*
Minnie M Adams (1874 - 1874)*
Harvey Stewart Adams (1876 - 1955)*
Anna M Adams (1879 - 1879)*
Mabel Eva Adams Eastwood (1883 - 1951)*
Benjamin Leonodas Adams (1847 - 1909)
William Walter Adams (1853 - 1931)*
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 40.61333, -88.75256
Created by: Rita Botkin Bomher
Record added: Sep 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58869218