Alvina Clisty “Kit” <I>Cole</I> Adams

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Alvina Clisty “Kit” Cole Adams

  • Birth 18 Jan 1861 Horseheads, Chemung County, New York, USA
  • Death 27 Apr 1954 Rimbey, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta, Canada
  • Burial Rimbey, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta, Canada
  • Memorial ID 104083330

Daughter of Elijah B. Cole, Sr. (1832-1907) and his wife Rebecca S. "Betsey" Moulter (abt 1840-1884).

Wife of Peter TenBroeck Adams (1853-1935), married 26 Mar 1876, Sylvester, Mecosta Co., Michigan, USA.

Mother of 12 children:
Sylvester Luman "Vet" Adams (1877-1956)
Russell Herbert "Russ" Adams (1879-1939)
Sarah Elizabeth Adams Brown (1881-1906)
David Porter "Dave" Adams (1883-1971)
Henry Franklin Adams (1886-1974)
Flora May Adams (1888-1889)
John Quincy Adams (1890-1960
Bessie A. Adams Nelson (1892-1979)
Pearl Alberta Adams Leighty (1895-1966)
Albert Adams (1895-1895)
Peter Paul "Chum" Adams (1897-1978)
Maggie May Adams Oglivie (1900-1991)


Mrs. Alvina Clisty Adams - known as "Grandma" Adams throughout the Lacombe district, - passed way Tuesday of last week at the three-way convalescent hospital at Rimbey. She was 93 years of age. Born at Horsehead, New York, in 1861, Mrs. Adams was married on March 26, 1876, at Mescota, Michigan. She moved, with her family, to Lacombe in 1895, and settled on a homestead eight miles southeast of Lacombe. In 1909, Mrs. Adams and her family moved to Rimbey district, where they have lived since. Grandmother of 225 children, Mrs. Adams is mourned by eight children, four having predeceased her. They are: Vet Adams, Lacombe; Dave and Frank Adams of Rimbey; John Adams of Mercoal; Mrs. Gilbert Nelson, Winfield; Mrs. Pearl Leighty, Columbia Falls, Montana; Chum Adams, Rocky Mountain House; Mrs. R. S. Ogilvie, Lacombe. There are 60 grandchildren, 136 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for the highly-regarded old-time resident was held at Rimbey last Saturday, on her eldest son's birthday. Pallbearers, all grandchildren, were Bill Adams of Rocky Mountain House; Elmer Nelson, Winfield; Ted Leighty, Columbia Falls; Peter Ogilvie, Sylvan Lake; Willard Nelson, Edmonton; and Kenneth Adams, Lacombe. Honorary pallbearers, great-grandchildren of the deceased, were Henry Lamberus, Rimbey; Wayne Farham, Rimbey; Donald Pierson, Bentley; Emil Hvamb, Ponoka; Joe and Robert Bodenham, Winfield. Three great-granddaughters, Phylis Adams and Betty McCrae of Lacombe, Glenda Pierson of Bentley, rendered a special trio, "Beyond the Sunset." Buried @ Mount Auburn Cemetary, Rimbey, Alberta, CAN.

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  • Maintained by: Shelli
  • Originally Created by: Linda Doran
  • Added: 24 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104083330
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alvina Clisty “Kit” Cole Adams (18 Jan 1861–27 Apr 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104083330, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Rimbey, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Shelli (contributor 48240149) .