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 Theresia A <I>Linck</I> Adams

Theresia A Linck Adams

Birth
Constableville, Lewis County, New York, USA
Death 6 Jun 1898 (aged 59)
Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 49447256 · View Source
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From the obituary of Theresa A. Adams as it appeared June 9, 1898 in The Dakota Republican.

Mrs. T. A. Adams died at her home in this city at 11 o'clock on Sunday morning after a lengthy sickness from inflammation of the bowels. The funeral took place from the Catholic church on Monday and the remains were laid at rest in the Fairview cemetery. She leaves two sons, Will and James, and Mrs. Elmer Atwood to morn her loss. Four orphan grandchildren who lived with her will feel her loss greatly and the sympathy of the community goes out to them in their bereavement.

The actual illness that caused the death of Theresa was not inflammation of the bowels, but appendicitis. George Martus, one of her grandchildren recounted that his grandmother was feeling ill with pain in her stomach area. She suffered for days until a doctor could be summoned to their home. There was no hospital in the Vermillion area at the time, so the doctor tried to operate on her on the kitchen table. It was found that her appendix had already burst and there was nothing the doctor could do but watch her die.

Genealogy note:

Theresa was the daughter of Aloise and Margaret Bailey Linck. The Lincks were a pioneer family in the Dakota Territory and that is where Theresa meet and married her husband William Ward Adams when he traveled there from his home in the state of Maine. They were married June 1, 1861 in what is now Elk Point South Dakota.


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  • Created by: Larry Wassmann
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49447256
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theresia A Linck Adams (4 Mar 1839–6 Jun 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49447256, citing Saint Agnes Cemetery, Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Larry Wassmann (contributor 47237910) .