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 Arshall M. Adams

Arshall M. Adams

Death 1940 (aged 72–73)
Burial L'Erable, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100126293 · View Source
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Arshall Adams was born October 11, 1867, the sixth child of a family of nine, to
Matilda Marcotte and Francis Adams, and died at his home east of Clifton at 8:40
p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 1940, at the age of 73, after a lingering illness.

At an early age he knew what it was to labor. When still very young he was hired
with little or no remuneration to drive the horse on the binder, plow, or
thresher, check corn by hand and hand feed horse powered threshing outfits.

Later he engaged in farming, the winter months being devoted to horse shoeing,
being employed by the late Basil Coulombe at Clifton, his work in this line
being excelled by none. In his spare moments he acted as barber in the village
of L'Erable.

His pleasing personality won for him many friendships which have lasted through
the years.

At the age of 23 he was united in marriage to Mary Lucille LaMotte. To this
union six children were born. One daughter, Pearl Clementine, died at the age of
two years. Surviving, to mourn his loss, are his beloved wife, Mary, one son
Alvin B. Adams of Clifton, four daughters, Clara and Mrs. Augusta Miller of
Clifton, Mrs. Irene Blanchette, of Kankakee, and Mrs. Emma Gravelle, Plainview,
Texas; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Frank of
Kankakee, and Arthur of Clifton; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Patnaude, of West
Duluth, Minn., Mrs. Matilda Gagnon, St. Anne, Ill., and Mrs. Amelia Bradley of

A brother Frank and sister Amelia are gravely ill at this time.

For many years, Arshall had been totally deaf, and affliction which had kept him
from active participation in worldly affairs or enjoyment of any kind. He felt
this keenly but never uttered a word of complaint. Rather he found added comfort
in tilling the soil and enjoyed to the fullest the companionship of his wife and

He was a devout Catholic. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at 10
o'clock from St. John the Baptist Church, L'Erable, with Rev. J.J. Kerrins

Pall bearers were Armand Rossaint, Alex Rabideau, Ezra Savoie, Gilbert Demierre,
Eugene Marcotte and Emile Trudeau.

Attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. Eugene Lamotte and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Bradley, Madelyn Bradley, Frank Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Jas. Winters,
Marjorie and James of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Arleigh LaMotte of Lowell, Ind., Mr.
and Mrs. Robert LaMotte of Momence, Mrs. Minnie Maurits, Irene and Earl, of
Donovan. Mrs. Wm. Molloy and son Vernon, of Milford, Mr. and Mrs. Martin
O'Brien, of Aurora, Mrs. Jennie Bernice Bossong, of Hinsdale, Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Allison, Howard Bradley and Jos. Biamont, Bradley, Wm. Trudeau, Claude and
Viateur, of Bourbonnais, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Loiselle, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pouder,
Leo Scanlon, Dr. C.A. Dionne, Mrs. Mary Marcotte and son Thos., of Kankakee, Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Hamende and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Brault, of Chebanse.




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  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100126293
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Arshall M. Adams (1867–1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100126293, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, L'Erable, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Joseph Anthony (contributor 47422726) .