Adier “Ada” <I>Long</I> Barnes

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Adier “Ada” Long Barnes

  • Birth 10 Jun 1890 Island City, Union County, Oregon, USA
  • Death 7 Oct 1908 Elgin, Union County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Summerville, Union County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot Block 3, Lot 114, Space 5
  • Memorial ID 34749580

There seems to be a little uncertainty as to Adier's name. Her tombstone says Adier, the 1900 census also lists her as Adier, while her marriage certificate shows her as Ader. Her obituary, death certificate, and her son's, Lester's, birth certificate, all show her as Ada. I am unsure if her name is Adier Ada, or if Ada is simply a corruption of the name Adier.

Just over two years after her marriage, Adier died of typhoid fever, leaving behind her fifteen-month-old son, Lester. Her death certificate lists her as Mrs. Ada Barnes, but declares her to have been divorced, which might explain why her headstone just says "Adier, Daughter of W.J. and C.L. Long", instead of her married name of Barnes. Her former husband, Jim, was soon remarried, this time to Elizabeth Hertel. It doesn't appear that he ever had any other children, but together, they raised Lester, and Elizabeth was the only mother Lester ever knew. Interestingly, though, Adier's obituary makes no mention of any separation or divorce:

Obituary from The Elgin Recorder, Elgin, Union, OR, Friday, Oct. 9, 1908, page 5:

Death of Ada Barnes.
The death of Ada Barnes, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Long, occured at the family home near this city, October 7th, 1908. Death resulted from typhoid fever. The funeral services were conducted in the Christian church Thursday forenoon and the remains were interred in the Summerville cemetery.
Ada Long was born on the Flat, near this city, June 24, 1890 and was therefore 18 years, 3 months and 13 days old at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to James R. Barnes, June 10, 1906, who with one young son is left to mourn her untimely death. She also leaves to mourn her loss a father, mother, and one sister, Mrs. W. F. Breshears. That she was a young woman, of lovable disposition and kind hearted makes her death one of sadness and regretted by a host of friends.

Submitted by: Karen Foreman

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DAU. OF W.J. And C.L. Long





  • Maintained by: Karen Foreman
  • Originally Created by: Dan & Barbara
  • Added: 13 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34749580
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adier “Ada” Long Barnes (10 Jun 1890–7 Oct 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34749580, citing Summerville Cemetery, Summerville, Union County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Karen Foreman (contributor 47078964) .