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 Martha <I>Lyon</I> Adams

Martha Lyon Adams

Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, USA
Death 11 Feb 1937 (aged 88)
Nardin, Kay County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Attica, Harper County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 31440853 · View Source
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Martha was the 9th of 10 children born to Amasa Lyon and Mary Dupee. Amasa Lyon was born in 1801 in Vermont and was the 2nd of four children of David Lyon who was born in Wales. Mary "Polly" Dupee Lyon was born 1811, and died in 1853.

I have found two of her siblings buried at Lakeview Cemetery in South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan
Amasa Lyon, Jr. and David Lyon

Martha married Robert Chester Adams and lived the life of a frontier minister's and farmer's wife. They had 9 boys and 1 girl.

On July 8, 1916 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with all the living sons and their daughter present with their families.

She died in Nardin, Kay, Oklahoma but is buried beside her husband at Attica Cemetery, in Attica, Harper, Kansas.

Obituary - RELIGIOUS TELESCOPE - March 6, 1937 page 21

Martha Lyon was born in Defiance county, Ohio, August 28, 1848 and died at Nardin, Oklahoma, February 11, at the age of 88 years, 5 months and 14 days.

Martha Lyon was a younger child of a large family. At three years of age, her mother died. A short time later, she moved with her father to Michigan, where she grew to womanhood.

On July 8, 1866, she was married to Robert Adams. To this union nine sons and one daughter were born, three sons dying in infancy. Soon after her marriage, she with her husband, moved to McLean county, Illinois. After a residence of 7 years, they moved in 1872 to eastern Kansas.

For forty years she was the wife of a frontier minister, enduring the many hardships and privations necessary. Her husband at one time received a salary of $25 for a year's service. In later years their oldest son, C.P. often assisted in providing the necessities of life. While the father and mother gave unhesitatingly of their time, talent and money to the work of the Kingdom.

In 1901 Reverend and Mrs. Adams came to the Attica church. After eighteen month's service, they moved to a farm near Attica. This was their home until 1906, when they moved to Holton, Kansas, to give their youngest son and daughter the advantages of a college education.

In 1916 they returned to Attica, to make their home. On July 8, 1916, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The sons and daughter and grandchildren were present. About 50 members of the Adams family attended the church services that Sabbath morning. At that time three sons and the son-in-law were active ministers.

Om March 3, 1919, the husband died. Since that time, Grandmother Adams has made her home with her children.

Fifteen years ago she was injured in an automobile accident making her an invalid. For the past four years she has been confined to her wheelchair.

Since her earliest childhood days she has been a member of the United Brethren church.

She leaves to carry on her Christian stewarship her sons C.P., of Hardtner; Rev. W.P., of Agra, Kansas; C.L., of Los Angeles, California; O.J., of Nardin, Oklahoma; Robert, of Granada, Colorado; Rev. O.M., of Onawa, Iowa; her daughter Olive, of Nardin, Oklahoma, nineteen grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren.

Grandmother Adams has heard the voice of her Master. "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."

Funeral services were held in the United Brethren church in Attica, Kansas, Rev. H.R. Megill officiating. Interment was made in the Attica cemetery.

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