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 Francis J. “Frank” Adams

Francis J. “Frank” Adams

Birth
Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 22 Jul 1910 (aged 43)
Waseca County, Minnesota, USA
Burial New Richland, Waseca County, Minnesota, USA
Plot S.E
Memorial ID 68295904 · View Source
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Spouse: Nellie

LIFE COULD NOT RESIST INJURIES

F. J. Adams Dies Friday a Result of Fearful Accident of Last Week.

The accident, as mentioned last week in the columns of this paper, which befell Frank Adams on Tuesday, July 19, terminated fatally. Although, at first no hope whatever was entertained for his recovery, still as day followed day and life still existed in his shattered frame, hope kindled in the breasts of the watchers but soon flickered and died out. For on Friday evening at about nine o'clock the Heavenly Judge saw fit to end the suffering of an injured body and summoned another of His universal flock before His Judgment Seat. Three days and nights had the Omnipotent in his mercy, given to friends and relatives to save that life struggling so miraculously with death. During this time, Mr. Adams was frequently in a semi-conscious state, answering quite intelligently questions put to him, and thus had a blessed opportunity to receive the last solemn rites of the dying. All feel reconciled to his death, as it is very doubtful whether any physician's skill could have restored the sense of smell, vision or intelligence to the injured organs. The deceased was born at Tomah, Wis., August 25, 1866. When only eight months old, his parents moved to Minnesota and located on the homestead northwest of town which they occupy today. Here Frank grew to manhood, amid nature's surroundings on the farm. When eighteen years old he determined to carry out the inclinations and plans of his youth — to learn the blacksmith's trade. He first became an apprentice to Brown & Reibold, blacksmiths at Waseca. He remained in their employ for three years, returning then to his father's farm. On June 16, 1896, he was married to Nell Sheran at Mankato. Immediately after his marriage he came with his wife to New Richland, where he became a member of the firm of Adams & Michaelis and continued in the capacity of blacksmith in the very building where he met his doom. He has resided here permanently since his first coming, and at the time of his death was 43 years, ten months and 57 days old. Four children blessed their union, one of whom, a son, Mario, died in infancy. He leaves his youthful daughters to the care of a none too strong wife but an excellent mother. Not only will he be missed by his wife and children, but when the family of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Adams, Sr. gather, as is customary at the Yuletide, there shall be one vacant chair. Besides his parents, he leaves four brothers, Daniel, Joe, Mat and Tim, and two sisters, Mesdames John Munsch and Pat Hawkins to mourn the first void in their old home circle. Funeral services were conducted in the Catholic church by Rev. Fr. Gossman, Monday morning at ten o'clock and interment made in the cemetery north of town. Those from out of town to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Sheran of Epswich, S. D.; Mrs. Margaret Maher and son, James, Walter Sanders and Miss Victorine Smith of Mankato. The manner, by which Mr. Adams met his death, ought to bring to our minds the uncertainty of our lives, and in our daily actions the words of Longfellow in his "Psalm of Life" should recur frequently to our memory and influence our deeds, — "Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul."

----- 29 Jul 1910, New Richland Star


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  • Maintained by: Millicent Dosh
  • Originally Created by: julrene thornberg
  • Added: 12 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68295904
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis J. “Frank” Adams (27 Aug 1866–22 Jul 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68295904, citing Calvary Cemetery, New Richland, Waseca County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Millicent Dosh (contributor 48264156) .