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 Jacob Edwin Adams

Jacob Edwin Adams

Barlow, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Death 14 Jan 1919 (aged 60)
Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
Burial Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
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The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., January 16, 1919, page 5
"Flu Cases in and Around Goldendlae"

Elder Adams, a well known Spring creek pioneer, died at his home Monday. The funeral is being held this afternoon. He had been ill a long time prior to his death. Obituary will follow.


The Klickitat County Agriculturist, Goldendale, WA., January 17, 1919, page 2
"Town And Country"

Elder J.E. Adams, of the Spring Creek country, a resident of Klickitat county for the past 40 years, passed away this week, the immediate cause of death being Brights disease. He leaves a wife and several children, all grown. The funeral services were held on Thursday, January 9th, and a interment in the Spring Creek cemetery. A more extended obituary will follow.


The Klickitat County Agriculturist, Goldendale, WA., January 24, 1919, page 1


The Rev. Jacob Edwin Adams, a pioneer wheat farmer of the Spring Creek section, died January 14th, 1919, from acute Bright's disease. He was born in Clackamas county, Oregon, in 1858, and came to Klickitat county in 1873. The only white men in the valley at the time Mr. Adams came here were stockmen and Indian traders. He selected a farm on Spring Creek, near the foothills of the Simcoe mountains, and was one of the finest farmers to turn the bunch grass into wheat land.
The Rev. Mr. Adams was a Baptist minister, and was known to old-timers as the "farmer parson." As a minister, he was always ready to drop his plow or leave the harvest field in pursuit of his calling. He was one of the founders of the Baptist church at Goldendale, and was ordained pastor of the Spring Creek church in 1896, and continued in charge of the pastorate until his death. He is survived by his widow, and three sons, Claude Adams of Blockhouse; Roy Adams of Goldendale; and Christian C. Adams, with the American expeditionary forces in Siberia.


To the above obituary, a correspondent adds:

Jacob Edwin Adams was the oldest of six children. His parents, Hugh and Margaret Adams came to Oregon by way of the plains, in 1850 and 1847, respectively. They moved to Klickitat county in the fall of 1873, and settled on Spring Creek, where Ed finished his education, and taught several terms of school. He was engaged in farming, and on September 24, 1879, was married to Miss Mary Catherine Short, of the Waldo Hills, Oregon, -- and who survives him.
To this union four children, Clark, Roy, Christian, and Hugh. The latter son passed away in 1909.
When some 27 years old, Edwin was led by the Holy Spirit to realize his lost condition, and embraced Christ as his Savior. He and his wife were baptized by Elder T. J. Harper, in Bishop's millpond; and later he helped to organize what is now the Baptist Church of Goldendale. This church was organized at the Fairview schoolhouse, moved to Spring Creek, and then to Goldendale during the pastorate of Elder Lynch.
On January 4, 1896, the Spring Creek Baptist Church asked for his ordination to the gospel ministry. He became at their pastor, and remained so until his death, January 14, 1919.
His remains were buried in the Spring Creek cemetery, by a kind friends and neighbors, services being conducted by Bro. George H. Darland.
He believed and preached Christ as a full and complete Savior; and was looking and longing for His glorious appearing and reign upon the earth. He seldom preached without confessing his own unworthiness, and always pointed to the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.


The Goldendale Sentnel, Goldendale, WA., February 6, 1919, page 7


Jacob Edwin Adams was born in Clackamas County, Ore., February 8, 1858. He came with his parents to Klickitat in 1873, settling in the Spring Creek country, where he lived the rest of his life. In 1879 he was married to Miss Mary C. Short of Waldo Hills, Ore. To this union four sons were born: Claude and Roy of Goldendale, Christian C., now in the U.S. Army in Siberia, and Hugh, who died in 1909.
When 27 years old he was led by the Holy Spirit to realize his lost condition and to accept Christ as his Savior. He was baptized in Bishop's mill pond and became a charter member of the Baptist Church of Goldendale. In January, 1896, the Spring Creek church asked for his ordination to the gospel ministry. He became their pastor and remained so until the time of his death, and his greatest delight was to proclaim the gospel to a lost world. He died January 14, 1919, and was buried January 16 in the Spring Creek cemetery by kind friends and neighbors, where his body awaits the resurrection.

"Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell to year is shed."

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