JABEZ ADAMS GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Ouenemo News, Thursday, August 3, 1916, p. 1. PHOTO LATER IN LIFE
Died: August 2, 1916
An Old Settler Gone
Jabez Adams who has been a resident of Lincoln township for more than thirty years, died Wednesday at his home five and one-half miles southwest of this city.
Mr. Adams had been prominent for many years and served the county as its superintendent of Public instruction for four years.
His entire life after coming to Kansas was spent on the farm which he preempted and where he died. For a good many years he taught school around Quenemo which helped him to earn a living during the dull days that followed after his coming to Kansas.
Mr. Adams for the past 2 years had been afflicted with cancer which was the cause of his death. He leaves but one brother, Will, of near Pamona and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Rachel Adams. Funeral services were held at the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The Ouenemo News, Thursday, August 3, 1916.
News over the County
Will Adams, from near Pamona spent Wednesday with his brother, J Adams and Mrs. Raphel Adams.
The Quenemo News, Thursday, August 10, 1916, pg 1
Jabez Adams, Jr. was born in Indiana, March 25, 1840 and died August 2, 1916, near Quenemo, Kansas, aged 76, 4 mo., and 7 da.
He was a member of Company L, 27th regiment, Missouri Mounted Infantry in which he gave active service during the Civil war for a period of four months. He was a member of the Lyndon G. A. R. post and Masonic Lodge.
He has always been interested in educational matters, having taught school in Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas and served as county superintendent of Osage county.
He was united with the Christian church.
He is survived by one brother, W. H. Adams and a score of nieces and nephews and friends.
Mr. Adams was a pioneer in this part of Kansas. He was anxious for the best things in life and sought them until his health was broken. That dreaded disease cancer fastened itself on him several years ago. He made a hard fight against this enemy. But the enemy conquered. He was patient and hopeful and as cheerful in the fight as one could be. His was a quiet disposition, very thoughtful and earnest.
The funeral service was held from the home southwest of Quenemo, five miles, on last Thursday afternoon. They were attended by many neighbors and old friends. The service was conducted by Rev. J. K. Miller of Quenemo. Interment took place in the Humphrey cemetery.
The Quenemo News, Thursday, August 10, 1916, pg. 1
Will Adams and his family were over from Ponoma to attend the funeral of his brother, Jabez Adams.