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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, December 7, 1893 Edition
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Elizabeth Adams nee Barkshire was born in the state of Ohio near where the city of Dayton now stands, May 12, 1810. She removed, along with her parents, to the state of Indiana, about the year 1826 and settled in Fountain County near where the village of Portland stands. She was married to Rodger Adams March 14, 1831. Her union to the man of her choice was a happy one. She early united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in the communion of which she continued till her death. She was a loving and faithful wife, a kind, loving mother, beloved by all her children, and was held in the highest respect by all her neighbors. The family consisted of eight children, four boys and four girls, three of which , two girls and one boy, are dead. Rodger Adams, the father, died Dec. 7, 1887 at the age of almost 81 years. Mrs. Adams was taken ill in May of 1893, and died Nov. 20, 1893, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 8 days. The follwing children survive her: Milton Adams, who resides in Warren Township, this county and with whom she has made her home for several years; John Adams of Kansas; Mrs. Emma Clifton of Illinois; Alex Adams and Mrs. LeFever of Colorado. The funeral services were held from the residence of Milton Adams at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1893, conducted by the Revs. Wilmer and Rodgers, after which interment was made in Kickapoo Cemetery. A terrible calamity visited the home of Lew Davis, brother of J. W. Davis of Pine Township, of Kingman, one week ago last Friday. The wife, Mrs. Davis, had left the house to call at a next-door neighbor for a few minutes, when her attention was attracted by screams of her next youngestest daughter, who came running into the street in a mass of flames. The child's clothes were entirely burned from its body, and it literally roasted, while the mother in her efforts to extinguish the flames, which by the prompt action of a neighbor were smothered out but not until the little, one was horribly burned. The oldest girl lived only about two hours, while the youngest may recover, but will be greatly disfigured. It is also stated that the mother will also lose her hands, they being so terribly burned in her efforts to save her child. J. W. Davis returned from his brother's last Monday and he states that it was a most horrible sight which none can describe and that his brother is almost wild with grief. Lewis, who is known here, has the heartfelt sympathy of his many friends. A. J. Bailey, commonly known as Uncle Jack, died at his residence in Green Hill Saturday morning, last. He had been sick for some time. He has been a citizen of the conty for over fifty years and was widely and favorably known. He leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters with a host of friends to mourn his loss. His family is all grown and settled except two. He has suffered with failing eyesight for several years, which disqualified him for business. During his business life, he was straight and honorable with all men; slow to resent an insult but with courage to stand by convictions of right. We feel that one more good man has gone to the reward of the just.

Date: 12/7/1893
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003435
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/25/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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