JESSE D. ADAMS
The Severyite, Mar. 7, 1907
ADAMS—Wednesday March 6, 1907,
at 7:05 a. m. at his home in the north part of Severy, Mr. Jesse D. Adams, aged
73 years, 5 months and 27 days.
The deceased was born Sept. 19,
1833, near Utica, N. Y., where he grew to manhood, going to Illinois in 1856 and
settling at Frankfort, where he was married to Miss Bathsheba Ellis, June 11,
1865; they removed to Kansas in 1879, settling on a farm in Elk county south of
Severy where they made their home until 1904 when they removed to Severy, which
has been their home since. There were two sons born to this union, one
dying in infancy, and one L. P. Adams living south of Severy. Mr. Adams
was an old soldier having enlisted in the 15th Illinois cavalry in 1861 and was
discharged the following year on account of sickness.
Mr. Adams was one of the early
settlers here and has always been a good neighbor and friend, a hard worker and
since coming to Kansas has accumulated considerable valuable farm property by
his industrious life and honest methods. He leaves an aged wife and son
and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
Mr. Adams has been a member of the
Congressional church since 1888; was a Mason and a member of the Grand Army.
Mr. Adams has been sick during the
past fifteen months and since last November has been confined to his bed, yet
during all this time he has never complained and always appeared happy and had a
good word to say to all who called in to see him.
The funeral services will be held
from the house today at 2 p. m. by Rev. Rhoades and Rev. Gardner after which the
remains will be interred in Twin Groves cemetery.